by: Richard Elliot Updated:
ATLANTA - Channel 2 reporter Richard Elliot's mother and stepfather are among the thousands being evacuated from the path of
raging wildfires burning near the town of Idyllwild in Southern California.
Authorities ordered the evacuation of several
From their cabin in Pine Cove a few miles northwest of Idyllwild, Al and Diane Thompson said they could see the smoke billowing in the sky and watched as giant tanker planes dropped
Elliot's mother owns a pet boutique called Mountain Paws in Idyllwild, but she has not been able to get to the store since the evacuation. The main road into town remained closed.
They hoped they would be able to stay, but late Friday afternoon, the Thompsons got the evacuation order so they packed up their belongings and important documents and headed down the mountain to a campground.
They are reported to be doing well.
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