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An Oasis of Fire Safety Planning Stands Out

As deadly fires ravaged thousands of homes across Southern California this week, burning hillsides within a few hundred feet of this sprawling subdivision north of the city of Los Angeles, some residents on Meadow Lane were playing football in the glow of the curling flames. “I think when our kids grow up, the memory they will have of this fire is that football game,” said Paul Rozario, who lives on the cul-de-sac with his wife, Jennifer, and their three young daughters. “We were together as a family and there was no panic.” The Rozarios and many of their neighbors spent the next night at a nearby hotel on the advice of firefighters, as the flames marched closer to their front door. But even as they drove toward the hotel in Santa Clarita, pumpkins and Halloween costumes squeezed into the car, the Rozarios said they remained remarkably confident. Full Story

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