Sunday, August 24, 2003
About a week ago, a fire was started by lightning in a wilderness park near Kelowna. My parents' house was in the path of the massive blaze that emerged in the following days, but somehow it was saved, even though neighbours on all sides lost their homes. Our home was a block away from the evacuation alert zone. We didn't have to leave, but the last week has been incredibly stressful...makes you feel small and powerless. I kept some updates in my personal blog, but Castanet has been our local information lifeline.