In the Fiery Free Life, all the frailties of the ego-life are completely consumed; and there is complete emancipation from all wants, desires and temptations. And the result of this Fiery Free Life will make the world understand that Meher Baba and everyone is one with God. –Meher Baba
The Detwiler Fire at Meherana
Fire swept through Meherana on July 18th, 2017. The Detwiler Fire, which began on July 16th, eventually burned 81,826 acres including 63 homes, one church, 67 minor structures, along with damage to 13 more homes and eight minor structures.
The damage at Meherana was kept to a minimum by an earnest and valiant team of firefighters.
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The fire charred all of the grassy areas at Meherana but made capricious choices with trees and brush. The most damage was done to the Sahavas area including the bookstore, the pandal stage (with its storage room of tables, chairs, tents), and K-storage and K-shed which held a variety of equipment and pantry supplies. There was also some damage on the property to electrical, telephone, and water systems.