Asked at Chico Natural Foods.
Not really, because it’s not just wildfire in Chico and the North Valley. We were in Washington for a few years and every August we got smoke for six weeks. I’m not thinking we can move away from it.
I guess it’s made me reconsider living on planet Earth. It’s kind of a rough thing we’re going through. But, no, I’m not leaving Chico. Yeah, the smoke is hard, but it’s everywhere right now.
I did end up moving away, up to Mendocino. The fires are still up there, but I’m trying move more north. It’s kind of traumatic after my house burning down [in the Camp Fire] and there’s always smoke in the air.
It’s certainly something I’ve thought about, but not very heavily yet. Is this going to be every year? Is this just sort of a reckoning that will then balance out? I don’t know. But I love the area, I love Chico, so for the foreseeable future I’m still here.