Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Whitson Bridges, Miami discussed on All Things Considered


Now. We're actually doing pretty well. We're a lot a lot luckier than a lot of people. Tell us what happened to your family and the fire is your house still intact. No, no. We had. We lived in a duplex. And. About seven seven twenty. My daughter jumped up my grandson to be watched and the fired had already been blazing. Why we're out to let my dog relievers often solace smoke and asked my daughter saw fire anywhere. And she went outside we walked up the road. And we actually saw it jumped ridge and at that point to jump the radio six miles from our unit. About thirty thirty five minutes to cover that six miles of forest, and are you now staying with friends or family or in a tent? We were lucky enough to find an an ardine. And so we are in an RV park itself myself, my daughter, three grandkids and my son in law, three cats and a dog. And as the whole family, they're having thanksgiving dinner with all kinds of other people who've lost their homes and are there. The Sierra Nevada brewing company. Well, the Miami my family that I would Whitson bridges. They're still I'm here with my other daughter. We thought we just combined hopefully rain to people that we haven't seen. What's the feeling like there today? It's almost surreal. I mean, you see a lot of people. There's a lot of people. You don't know that you probably haven't even met and even though it's such a small community. But the stories are also similar. It's this is going to be something that. I can't even describe it. I mean, you never disaster movies. You see on TV? You never think that in real life. And this is some that everybody here has gone through. And it kind of just brings everyone together. The fact that they can share these experiences and build a vent. That they went through his island. This is my third fire that I've lost a house to oh, my f-. But even even having been through the house fires. This was nothing. Nothing. We could hear the fire coming to us and the fire. I just wish that there was some way to to convey to people just. What everyone here went through? And there's just no way to do it. There isn't on this Thanksgiving Day when so many people in your community have lost so much. How are you thinking about the things that you're thankful for personally, I'm thankful for my family. That's here with me. I'm thankful for. Did the community outreach? That's been here lesbian been for that emotionally physically. Materially the firefighters that are leaving their families. There are people here that that have lost everything that they had that are that are helping with the community. There's just an endless list of people to Bank leaving for for things to be thankful for and I just feel so bad for anyone who's lost any kind of live at all in this event. Tomorrow. Thank you so much for talking with us. Happy thanksgiving. Thank you so much. You have a great day. Thank you you too that was cherise.

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