My Family Escaped the Woolsey Fire. It Was the Third Disaster We Fled in a Year.

For hours we sat in traffic, wondering how this could be happening again

A power line catches fire as the Woolsey fire burns on both sides of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on November 9, 2018. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

By Grant Denham

Last Friday morning, my wife and I woke up around 6:30 a.m., as usual — our 3-year-old son, Jakey, was up. The afternoon before, I’d seen smoke on my drive home from…

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