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North Prairie native eludes California wildfires

When North Prairie native Ashley Florian left her dormitory at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., Thursday afternoon for an off-campus ministry, she never expected it would rearrange her life for the next week. Florian and the rest of the group she was with started getting text messages and phone calls from classmates asking where they were and if they were safe. Florian said they went outside and looked toward the hills where school was, and all they saw was the orange glow of wildfires. more