Just wanted to let everyone know that my Mom and her house are safe. She was able to get in yesterday but not able to stay since there is no power.
It was a very close escape though. The fire burnt to within four feet of her house on one side and up to the pool on the other. The house had no damage except for minimal ash on the inside. I think my Mom was saved by prompt attention from firefighters as well as the wildfire prevention that was built in to all of the houses in her neighborhood. That allowed mainly the brush to burn without seriously affecting the houses.
My mom said to thank everyone for the psychic anti-fire dance they've been doing for her - she thinks it worked! :) She feels VERY lucky to have her house undamaged.
Thanks to everyone who expressed their concern. I really appreciate knowing that other people out there care!
And now I'm going to bed because I came down with an awful cold in the middle of all of this - stress much?? ;)
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