Not official government confirmation but good enough for me. The son-in-law of a neighbor works for the water company and was able to get in to our area and saw the destruction. All of us who were there Sunday night watching the fire have lost our homes although one garage is standing. The house at the end of the street sits down in a hollow and was spared.

Friday we will start looking for other accommodations. Then we need to figure out what happens next. I think we will build, the question is where. Certainly somewhere in the area but maybe not on the same lot. We want to build “green” and fire resistant.

I suppose if you have to lose your house it is best to have it happen in a record setting event making national news.