Sunday, November 16, 2008
Just a quick update on the fires here in So. California. A lot of people have been calling to check on us, and our family in Yorba Linda. We are fine here in Corona. The fire started here, but sort of a ways away. By yesterday afternoon, it had gotten really bad, and spread like crazy towards Orange County. My Mom has been evacuated since yesterday. She lives on Black Gold golf course, and it came right to the fence all the way around her complex. The golf course even lost their clubhouse! So, she and Nana, who was also evacuated, are staying with my brother Mark until they get the word that they can go home. Also, several other friends have been evacuated, and some even had damage to their properties, but so far, no one we know has lost their home. But there are many who have. It is so sad. I know that the important thing is that the people are safe, but losing one's home would be devastating. So, as it looks right now, the winds have died down, and they seem to have a handle on the fires for the most part, but they are no where near contained yet.
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