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Amanda Smith’s partner, Grant Whipple, walks with their twin children in Big Sur on March 7, 2020. That was their last camping trip before the COVID pandemic hit, Smith says; that area is now under threat from wildfire. Smith and Whipple decided to voluntarily evacuate their family from their home in Santa Cruz on Aug. 20, 2020, due to heavy smoke in the area from another fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (Amanda Smith)