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On July 5, 2015, I woke up just after dawn. It was early, but I didn't feel tired or disoriented. I stepped out on my deck and saw it wasn't 5 a.m.-dim at all.
It was cloudy, and the clouds were orange.
I grabbed my phone, and after noticing the time -- 9:30 -- I saw my Twitter and Facebook feeds lighting up with "Smoke Posts."
"Crazy orange clouds in #yyj -- is this from a forest fire?"
"Apocalyptic morning in Victoria."