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Bernie Krause loses equipment in California wildfires

KQED has reported that Krause and his wife escaped the fire unharmed

KQED has reported that electronic music pioneer Bernie Krause has lost decades' worth of music equipment and other memorabilia in the Northern California wildfires that caused havoc last week, with the death toll reaching more than 40 people.

The fire reached their 10-acre compound in Glen Ellen on 9 October, reported KQED, with Krause explaining: “The whole hillside near our house had burst into flames, almost like spontaneous combustion. I only had time to make sure my wife could make it to the car [...] The road was completely on fire. We drove through a wall of flames and were lucky enough to get out.”

“I lost all my recording equipment and my guitar, which I used when I replaced Pete Seeger in the Weavers”.

Though he confirms that he does have recordings of his stored on hard drives kept outside of the home.