|Wildfires scorch Southland||
|Posted Oct. 26, 2007|
Cerina De Souza
Receiving fearful phone calls from a younger sister trapped on a San Diego college campus, a brother risking his life to fight the uncontrollable fires. Finding out a volunteer evacuation has been assigned for her own neighborhood all while she was over an hour away from her closest family members.
This was the reality for University of La Verne junior Jillian Peña all week, as the communications major struggled to stay focused on her studies, while the lives of her family members were thrust into chaos by the wildfires ravaging Southern California.
“If I dwelled on it, I would be a mess, but there is nothing I can do right now,” Peña said.
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