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Horses owned by the Fleeman family were temporarily re-located to a friend’s ranch during the SQF Complex Fire. (Photo: Courtesy of Kacie Fleeman)

Jayme Fleeman and her family evacuated from their 2-and-a-half-acre farm in the mountain town of Three Rivers last week.

There wouldn’t be much time to oversee the distance education of her 10-year-old granddaughter, Faith. 

The family immediately packed up their RV and traveled nearly 3 miles away to the relative safety of a friend’s ranch, where they and their four cats, eight goats, nine dogs and 10 horses have been ever since. 

Wildfires burning throughout California have become another threat to children’s education, which continues to be challenged by the coronavirus pandemic. There are nearly 8,000 fire incidents that have burned more than 3.6 million acres in the state, according