Tassajara Zen Mountain Center was threatened by two serious fires in recent years... the monks courageously stayed behind to fight fire on the property and did not evacuate. I'm not clear on the details, but the second time, they were adequately trained to fight along with the fire fighters. I'm not entirely sure this is accurate, check with them for details. Tassajara is in a remote and rugged area, thus they need to be as self-sufficient as much as possibleLucas Oliveira wrote: ↑Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:13 pmOn a more mundane level, we feel that the fire protection measures that we took prior to the fire (defensible clearances around buildings, trail maintenance, fire breaks, emergency procedures, etc.) were also very helpful. One thing we learned from this fire is that even with the extensive measures we have taken, we need to do more.
https://www.abhayagiri.org/news/225-fun ... aintenance
Locally, here is northern CA, people have pitched in to help each other.... food, clothes, places to stay, etc. Heartbreaking, so many homes and businesses lost.