This is not a happy post, sorry. I am having a difficult time writing about pretty things at the moment. The #ValleyFire is in Lake County, California. My three children live there. My two sons live in the Hidden Valley Lake area. They were evacuated Sunday night due to the fire being so close. They could see the flames from the top of their driveway. They are all safe.
My children grew up in Cobb Mountain where the fire wiped out so many areas.
Cobb Mountain is the tallest mountain in the Mayacamas Mountains of California.
Heart breaking! An historic Lodge burned to the ground. Hoberg's Historic Lodge is gone.
This picture below is Hoberg's Lodge from 1950.
I am relieved to hear some of the business and homes were spared. The frustrating thing about all of this is the waiting and wondering about your family, friends and if your house is still standing.
The fire chief from Monte Rio said the fire just blew up on them. Four fire fighters substained second degree burns. My heart goes out to all of these people. Fire fighters are doing a wonderful job. We cannot thank them enough!
This is a house in Middletown, California where the fire moved and ravaged so many homes and lansdscape. Hidden Valley Lake is adjacent to Middletown, Ca.. Middletown is about half an hour from the famous Calistoga area. The fire burned many homes and some busineeses. The school survived. It also burned down to the ground the famous Harbin Hot Springs Resort. The fire spread to Hidden Valley Lake
My oldest son was driving yesterday to see if he could find out about his house and a drunk driver hit him head-on. Thank God, he is ok. He texted me to tell me, so I wouldn't worry if I heard something. To top things off, the drunk driver does not have insurance.
This drunk driver was just released from jail. He was out on bail from a DUI.
This is from that head-on accident. Unbelievable my son is ok. He is emotionally beat up. Between the fire and now this! It doesn't make a happy Mom. I have been obsessed with this whole mess since it started.
Hidden Valley Lake Subdivison is also a mess. Many houses have burned. Like I stated, my sons do not know if their house is standing. Waiting!
I am sorry again for such a sad post. I feel writing about this, does ease the pain and worry.
I must say this year has been tough.
I woke up around 2:00 am. to the sound of rain. I felt compelled to write this post. Rain is what we all need to put out this raging fires.
All of my children and Grandchildren live in lake County. They are all safe.
I hope all of you are safe and sound. One never knows when disaster will happen. We have to live life like there is no tomorrow. Be safe my friends.