Rock fire spares home

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The Rock Fire descends upon homes with lightning speed Tuesday, Aug. 24. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Larry Mendell received the shocking news while at work at the Mountain Sky Travel Center in Anza. A fire was blazing near his home and his property was gravely threatened. In the confusion that ensued, Mendell was not able to reach his home, due to roadblocks set up by law enforcement to protect the safety of residents and allow firefighters to battle the fire unfettered. Evacuations were in place while firefighters worked to fully contain the Rock Fire Tuesday, Aug. 24. Mendell said his main concern was a litter of young kittens in the house. Four homes and seven outbuildings were destroyed on the south end of Anza after the Rock Fire erupted and scorched 295 acres. Fortunately, Mendell’s home was not among those burned. [gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" ids="51411,51
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