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The Deserted Island Game - Wildfire Edition

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What would you save out of your home if you had 15 minutes to get out? I can guarantee that it won’t be what you’re thinking right now.

Yesterday, as a resident of the SCV -- that’s the Santa Clarita Valley/Valencia/Magic Mountain area to you city folk – I had the opportunity to play the “What Would You Take to a Deserted Island – Wildfire Edition” game. Some of the items I “saved” make me laugh. (Now anyway.)

Around 2 pm yesterday, the sheriff’s department came through my neighborhood. Over the car speakers they were saying something over and over again. I went outside to listen closely. Then I heard it: “If you can hear this announcement please start evacuating the area immediately.” I wondered why since I could see the Castaic fire was still a good distance away. So I asked my neighbor, “Why?” Then she pointed behind me. There was another fire – the “Magic” incident – on a ridge just above us. Oh. Sh*t.

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Ready. Set. Go. The game had begun.