DIAMOND BAR — Carol Gass said she awoke Sunday morning to the strong odor of smoke.
The fire was just over a mile from her home when she heeded officials calls to evacuate and headed for a shelter set up at Diamond Bar High School.
“I really don’t know what’s going to happen,” she said while standing in the parking lot of the high school with her three cats in crates. “I’m ready for whatever. I’m just waiting it out.”
She said she was just happy that she and her animals got out of the threatened neighborhood safely. “It’s all about people and pets, not about stuff.”
She added the appreciated the hard work of firefighters and has faith in their abilities.
“Airplanes have been going over ever since the sun came up,” she said. “They’ve really been working on it.”
Despite the danger her home was in, Gass remained in good spirits.
“This is just another crisis I’m sure I’ll survive,” she said.

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