31 October 2010, 23.44 CET
Friday, for the second time in as many months, there was a major wildfire just west of my neighborhood. While I was at work they evacuated everyone nearby, and by the time I came home it was a ghost town. The firefighters (including my flatmate, pictured below) got the fire under control by late evening, so there was no threat.
I live smack dab in the middle of the blue box. The red outline indicates the evacuated area:
One of my immediate neighbors apparently felt that his/her stuffed bear was essential to life. For his/her part, the bear is clearly amused: