Containment now estimated at 40% for ...

Containment now estimated at 40% for Montecito blaze

There are 5 comments on the Lompoc Record story from Nov 15, 2008, titled Containment now estimated at 40% for Montecito blaze. In it, Lompoc Record reports that:

Aided by improved weather conditions, fire officials this morning are reporting significant progress in subduing the wildfire that has been ravaging foothills areas above Montecito and Santa Barbara, with ...

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tracy hughes

Hudson, MA

#1 Nov 15, 2008
i am so sad and sorry for your community, i cry when i see the news. my family was in a fire last dec. and lost everything and no one understands how it feels to not have a home to go to anymore and to lose it all or ever see any of your animals or belongings again. we lost our cat of 13 years (very hard to deal with. Then there are no groups that help people deal with situations like this. i am in Massachusetts and I am praying that you folks come together and pull thru for eachother because thats all that some will have. hopefully no lives will be lost from this devastation. my family understands the pain and we feel for you folks though you will never forget this ordeal will make you all stronger. its been almost a year since our house fire and i am still depressed. we all deal with this type of tragedy differently. we wish you all a safe night and we are thinking of you. tracy hughes
Viv

Malaysia

#2 Nov 15, 2008
I am so sorry for your community, I can understand how do you all feel. In 1989, my house was on fire due to the neighbor house fire separate to our house. At age of 18 i sighted it all goes with the flame. Tracy you are right, there are no groups that helps people to deal with situation like this. It brings to me... Things in the world change.Only God remains faithfully. I am praying for unity among your community and family.God bless.
Yvette

United States

#3 Nov 15, 2008
tracy hughes wrote:
i am so sad and sorry for your community, i cry when i see the news. my family was in a fire last dec. and lost everything and no one understands how it feels to not have a home to go to anymore and to lose it all or ever see any of your animals or belongings again. we lost our cat of 13 years (very hard to deal with. Then there are no groups that help people deal with situations like this. i am in Massachusetts and I am praying that you folks come together and pull thru for eachother because thats all that some will have. hopefully no lives will be lost from this devastation. my family understands the pain and we feel for you folks though you will never forget this ordeal will make you all stronger. its been almost a year since our house fire and i am still depressed. we all deal with this type of tragedy differently. we wish you all a safe night and we are thinking of you. tracy hughes
Tracy - Please share what did help you and your family deal with your tragedy. What brought a little joy & comfort during the first week of your ordeal? I'd like to help the victims beyond sending money. Something with a personal touch since so many personal things were lost.
tracy hughes

Hudson, MA

#4 Nov 17, 2008
Yvette wrote:
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Tracy - Please share what did help you and your family deal with your tragedy. What brought a little joy & comfort during the first week of your ordeal? I'd like to help the victims beyond sending money. Something with a personal touch since so many personal things were lost.
Hi Yvette,
Its so hard to think of what did give us little joy that first week but if I had to say something it would be the people in my community who came up to me and my family and told us that they were there for us or the things that people donated such as clothes, etc... I remember we went to my 8 year old daughters Christmas chorus and to see children sing as well as handicapped children sing made my day. I realized that I didn't have it that bad compared to some. We also happened to have Hannah Montana concert tickets and even though I wasn't up for anything it was a fantastic concert and for 2 hours I forgot about our situation. We had to be strong for our little girl. I appreciate you asking. I too would like to help these folks because I know that it really makes you feel better when someone you don't even know wants to help you. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Thanks [email protected]
Barbara Gebhart -Wilson-

Chandler, AZ

#5 Nov 18, 2008
I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE SADNESS ALL THE HOMEOWNERS FEEL AFTER LOSING THEIR HOMES....MY FAMILY WAS EVACUATED IN SYCAMORE CANYON ON CONEJO ROAD IN THE EARLY 1960'S. COMING BACK FROM LUNCH WITH FRIENDS WE SAW SMOKE WITHIN A MILE FROM OUR HOUSES. THAT NIGHT, WE WERE TOLD TO LEAVE, WITH THE KIDS CRYING & PARTY PEOPLE BLOCKING THE ROAD OUT. WE WERE GIVEN A FREE ROOM AT THE PEPPERTREE INN & 3 DAYS LATER RETURN TO OUR UNTOUCHED HOME.
WE NOW LIVE IN BUCKEYE,AZ

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