Imagine the air thick with smoke.
Imagine hearing about the fires getting closer to where you live.
Imagine being told you have to leave your home because of the chance of fires getting too close to your home.
Imagine trying to leave your neighborhood and your city, along with the rest of your neighborhood and your city.
Imagine camping out in a football stadium along with thousands of other people.
Imagine not knowing the fate of your home.
Imagine being a firefighter.
Imagine being a firefighter and trying to fight a fire that's engulfing an entire hillside.
Imagine being a firefighter and trying to save a house - someones home - an entire street of homes.
Imagine being a firefighter that has spent days on the fire lines with little food and little sleep.
Imagine living miles away from the nearest fire, but you can't breath because the air is so thick with smoke.
Imagine returning to your home only to find that it's gone - everything is gone.
Imagine how you would feel after returning to your home and finding it still standing.
Those affected by the fires in California still need our prayers. And while you're saying a prayer for them, say a prayer of thanksgiving that you have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in, and your personal possessions safely stored away.
(all pictures were taken from the CBS News web page.)
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