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Stopping Fires

It is very sad about the wildfires in California. The substantial damage done. The on-going threat to life and land. The loss is heartbreaking! (It’s a burning-hot topic.)

By Wednesday of this week, firefighters are battling not 1 active fire, but 10 significant fires!  According to news outlets, the Kincade blaze broke out last week in Sonoma County and had burned through about 77,000 acres and damaged about 200 homes. Hopefully, people will seriously heed their counties, e.g., Los Angeles & Ventura “extreme red flag” warnings.

California’s Mediterranean climate lends itself naturally to wildfires, which is why residents and vacationers must take extra caution when outdoors and steps to prevent wildfires. “One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire“.

Preparing for and preventing wildfires is everyone’s responsibility.  (

Fire has to be respected. Fire prevention is a necessary. Are we prepared? Are we preventing? Are we responsible? Life is precious!

Here are some useful links from California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection:

“Wildfire is Coming: Are You Ready?”

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Action Plan (PDF)

Inside Fire Safety:

Outdoor Fire Safety:



Stopping Fires

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2019). Stopping Fires. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 7, 2020, from


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