“It was 2017 and about six of us were up trimming late into an October night. We had been getting into the Halloween mood by listening to Limetown, a suspenseful, fictional podcast discussing the disappearance of over three hundred people from a small town in Tennessee.
We were high and spooked, laser-focused on finishing trimming the last of our trays inside of the garage plopped atop the property. It was the only indoor area where we could work. While we snipped, the winds picked up speed outside. The sound of tarps and trees flapping wildly initially added thrill and fright to our podcast story.
This night—the night we had to flee from the Redwood Complex fires—is forever etched in my memory. While we trimmed, the grower and owner of the farm got up and asked us to help him with the greenhouse tarps. They smacked the side of the garage as the winds blew mightily.
High winds are particularly terrifying during fire season. It means if a fire erupts, the winds could carry it far and wide at breakneck speed.
Suddenly, one of the trimmers, who had gone off to the side to take a piss, returned yelling, ‘Fire!’ …”
Read the full article by Andrea Aliseda at Cannabitch.
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