Actually I consider 'home' to be Escondido California (next door to the San Diego Wild Animal Park), one of the places under mandatory evacuation, and my Uncle and Aunt are next door in San Marcos. Luckily they have a motorhome and are all ready to evacuate up north if they have to.
As for being rich or poor, in Southern California (born and raised till I was 16), I honestly can't remember when anything wasn't overly dried out and basically fire kindling, except for up in the mountains near Big Bear. So all it takes is 1 idiot throwing out a cig butt or fucking around with something flammable and whoosh, big ass fire. So Bats kindly STFU, as the last time I checked disasters such as Earthquakes, Floods, Tsunami's, Hurricanes, Tornado's and fires don't discriminate based on how much money you have.
Anyway was sorta surprised how large the fire was as I had heard there were fires in California that I sorta shrugged it off till my sister called me today, saying she had talked to our family members affected but it.
But as a person who's been in earthquakes, tornado's, hurricanes, I think the thought of evacuating due to something that unlike hurricanes, really doesn't have a 'Ok folks the disaster will have passed us by X'oclock' or other sorts of disaster is pretty dis-heartening.
My thoughts and prayers to all of those who are affected by the fire or have family/relatives/friends affected as well.
This comment was edited on Oct 23, 16:39.