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Help the victims of the Alberta fire

By Leonard Ho - Posted May 09, 2016 09:00 AM
I recognize Advanced Aquarist is a hobbyist website, but that doesn't mean AA can't also be a platform to help our fellow man. The fires in Alberta, Canada, have devastated thousands of families. When I saw this video of an Alberta reefkeeper's house go up in smoke within seconds, it hit close to home.

The video shows how frighteningly sudden and fast the fire advances.  James O'Reilly and his family were able to safely escape before their house was engulfed by flames.  Tragically, his home, including his two clownfish, were lost in the blaze.

Advanced Aquarist encourages all our readers to donate to the Canadian Red Cross.  Any amount of money will help people like James O'Reilly whose lives have been completely upended in a blink of an eye.  To date, over 100,000 people have been displaced by the Alberta fires, with at least 1,600 homes and buildings lost.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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