Glass Fire Updates “Not The Greatest” As Refugees Wait For News

The approximate area affected by The Glass Fire. (Google Maps)

September 27, 2020–5AM

“My wife got up, and said the power is out something is going on” says Derrick Brown — a husband and father of two young children, who makes his living as an independent professional wrestler (see: D-Rogue). Derrick got up and walked outside, “and you can see…people panicking, and cars screeching down the road.”

“and you can see…people panicking, and cars screeching down the road.”

The Glass Fire had only been reported about an hour earlier, but the sky was already glowing red over their panicked neighbors, who rushed to save what they could of their possessions, and escape with their lives.

D-Rogue (Twitter)

“…It’s still semi dark. And to see the sky lit up like that, like it’s daytime, it was nerve wracking.”

Derrick grabbed the family’s ‘go-bag’ which contains “medical stuff, birth certificates, important documents, some pictures” and headed down the mountain. Uncertain when, or even if, they’d see their home again.

“I’ve probably spent a thousand on food alone this week.”

“Luckily, we were smart enough to save and have the ‘just in case’ money that we’re using now. Thank God! But if it wasn’t for that, we’d be in serious trouble.”

BROWN FAMILY UPDATE

TL;DR — Angwin (among other communities) is clear for residents to return home.

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Christopher J. Beale is an independent journalist and radio host/producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can reach him on Twitter at @RealChrisJBeale, listen to his podcast Unpacked, and reach him via email at christopherjbeale@gmail.com.

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