The story

Virtually everyone who fled the wildfires and sought safety at Qualcomm Stadium has a story to tell. Whether it's when they decided to leave, what they decided to take or the sketchy details of what's happening in their neighborhood, every story is different. is talking with those who now call Qualcomm Stadium home and discovering unique tales of ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances.

Mario Garcia lives in the San Diego neighborhood of Rancho Bernardo. He says the wind started blowing really hard Sunday. He thought the wind would die down when he and his family went to sleep Sunday night, but at 5 a.m. Monday, his neighbors came to his house and said they were leaving. Garcia says he later heard that an evacuation order was issued for his neighborhood. Read full article »

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