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Palm Bay on Fire

I would be negligent if I didn’t mention that Palm Bay, FL (the town I lived from the end of December 2004 until I moved to Bellevue, WA in 2006)… is on fire.

$10 Million In Damage As Fires Continue To Burn

A staggering 162 homes were damaged or destroyed by wildfires that burned through Palm Bay Monday and Tuesday. Officials said that that number would likely grow.

Officials first reported more than 60 of the homes were so badly damaged they can’t be lived in any longer. That number was later dropped to 40. Preliminary estimates put the dollar figure for the destruction at $9.6 million. Assessment teams continued to survey damaged areas as firefighters battled flare-ups. In all, nearly 10,000 acres burned in Brevard County.

I’m not in regular contact any more with anybody who still lives in that area (although I think Amy might be), but good luck to anybody who is still there.

I gather the exact area our house was in has not been directly hit yet, but that the fires are not that far away.

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