Below is their account of what happened early this morning.
"Since our area was evacuated yesterday around 4pm we packed up a few items and were ready to head out. The work of the fire department, planes and front line were able to completely contain the area. Because it was so well-maintained, we opted to stay in our home as did a few of our neighbors. I set an alarm on my phone to get up every 20 minutes. After about 1:45 AM I noticed the slope behind our house on fire I called and 911 because we did not see the fire department in our area. I alerted our neighbors and we all left safely this morning with a few items but most importantly our health. We have received so many calls, texts, prayers and well wishes. We want to thank everyone for supporting us emotionally during this very difficult time."
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