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    Calistoga is soaked with wet weather and is the place where Valley Fire evacuees are hunkered down in tents. The rain is good news for firefighters, but problematic for the evacuees. Jessica Aguirre reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015)

    It was a bit of a scramble to protect what’s become a home away from home for Jorge Fonseca and his friend – forced to leave their Lake County home because of the raging Valley Fire.

    But on Wednesday, the 13-year-old and his family appeared to be in good spirits, even though they lost everything because of the fire in their Middletown home.

    After waking up four mornings in a row in a tent in nearby Calistoga, he’s worried about one more thing: Rain on the way. “Yeah, last night, so chilly, so cold,’’ he said.

    “I hope it’s enough to put out the fire but not enough to flood area we’re in,” Greg Lomakin added. He and his family are still in limbo, unsure if their house is still standing. They’ve been living in a tent-trailer, but they may still have to move. “I’ve heard tales this really turns to mud, just floats around pretty good,” he said.

    Valley Fire Evacuees Prepare for Rain

    [BAY] Valley Fire Evacuees Prepare for Rain
    It was a bit of a scramble to protect what’s become a home away from home for Jorge Fonseca and his friend – forced to leave their Lake County home because of the raging Valley Fire. But on Wednesday, the 13-year-old and his family appeared to be in good spirits, even though they lost everything because of the fire in their Middletown home. After waking up four mornings in a row in a tent in nearby Calistoga, he’s worried about one more thing: Rain on the way. “Yeah, last night, so chilly, so cold,’’ he said. Stephanie Chuang reports.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015)

    As for Cynthia Gonzalez of Middletown, she said the whole ordeal is “just like a dream or a nightmare for most people. We just hoping soon we get back home.”

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