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    To all of our extended families in Southern California, Please be safe. These are devastating fires right now.
    I pray for the safety of all of you.
    My brothers home is in the perimeter of the Thomas fire and still unsure of the property damage.
    Him and his wife and all animals have been evacuated and are safe, just waiting on the word when they can return.

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