Brush fire is a community stressor, especially for those directly affected by evacuation, loss of pets and, in the extreme, structure fire or loss of life. The ominous color of the sky and the falling ashes bring memories of catastrophic fires of the recent past. Very unsettling and scary. Going through our days, in traffic, at work on the freeway, let's be especially patient with ourselves, and with others. I am super-grateful to our firefighters for their bravery and service. Let's support everyone in our community in getting through this together.