one of the concerns expressed by the old west ranch residents is TIA'S ability to evacuate all of those dogs during a fire. TIA thumped her chest stated if anyone can handle a fire, she can and has. oh really.
Torres said that she has and will maintain a solid evacuation plan, after having faced several fires in the Agua Dulce area, including the devastating “Crown Fire” last summer.“I've been through five brush fires, three of them were on my road,” Torres said. “The Crown fire started next door to me. If anybody has a good evacuation plan it's me.”Not addressing the estimated 10-minute drive from her property to the relative safety of Highline Drive, Torres said she can have an “army of volunteers” at her property within minutes.“We don't wait until the fire is here,” Torres said. “We have such an army of supporters. We can have trucks and trailers here within minutes. We want to get out early. Not sit around and protect our home. We're out of there.”
you can read the rest of this article in the Tehachapi News. but for now, compare her delusional arrogance with the real world facts of last year's wildfire in TIA'S own words:
i would love to get a hold of the fire captain's version of the villalobos fire evacuation.
By this time fire fighters began to show up and though our mountain was now fully engulfed in flames and having the fire crews here gave me some relief.
The fire Cpt then came over to me and said we needed to get ready to leave. That's when I became HYSTERICAL and said NO WAY NO HOW. I told him he needed to give us a Plan B and that we would under no circumstances leave the animals behind. He gave in and said..."well okay then. Let's do it!!!" He told us to start at the top of the property and get those animals down first. So we began with the 20 plus wolves and wolfdogs that now belong to the Wolf Connection group. I then called my friends who keep their exotic animals here and they came up and began to get them out in trailers.
...But where were my regular volunteers, dog handlers, wolf people??
...Then I began to PANIC again…
...Within minutes as the fire went over the mountain we heard a big explosion and a big flash. I don't even want to know what it was but IT SHOOK US ALL UP.
you can read ms grace under pressure's entire account of the july 2010 Crown Fire wildfire on facebook.
kern county, is TIA physically incapable of telling the truth?