I’ve been really upset all day because I was absolutely certain that my moms house, horses and dogs all got burned up by the San Diego Witch fire. See the star on the map below? That is where my mom and her husband Gary live. And the red is where the fire has already burned through:
They got evacuated last night, and there hasn’t been much info on what has been burned down. BUT, one of her friends snuck through the police barricades and visited her house. It’s still there! Apparently one of the few left standing in Rancho Santa Teresa (which is what her neighborhood in Ramona is called). And the dogs and horses are okay for the time being (my moms friend fed them all when she snuck through). So keep those positive vibes coming until this is over. The fires are nowhere near contained and the santa ana winds can switch direction with no notice at all.
The fire is traveling fast and swallowing up homes left and right. My grandparents live in Poway and I thought they evacuated earlier today, but I just found out they they havn’t. I’m going to assume they know what they are doing and try not to worry. Over 70 homes have been fully engulfed in Poway and this is not even close to being over.
From what I understand, my brothers house in Rancho Santa Fe is also in danger. They were watching the flames move over the mountain on his web cam, but the power has since gone out. Luckly his house has no exposed wood and the roof is slate (rock), so fingers crossed.
I can’t beleive this is happening again.