This is what Yorba Linda looked like Saturday afternoon at about 1:30pm. And then it got worse. On the news, it said that 80 homes were lost in Yorba Linda alone. This is in addtion to homes in Anaheim Hills, Brea, Carbon Canyon, and now, Diamond Bar. There are even more losses in the Sylmar fire in San Fernando Valley, and futher north in Santa Barbara. Tragic.
Some were mansions, some were more humble, but all were someone's HOME, with memories and dreams attached. Luckily, the memories can remain and live on, but rebuilding the dreams will be much tougher. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who find themselves suddenly homeless, and to all the firefighters who are surely exhausted and tired of being away from their own families. It seems to be winding down, but then reality will really set in. It's gonna be a long road.