Today I received some very sad news about Blog@ contributor Carla Hoffman and her husband Lance. On Thursday, while fleeing from the Tea Fire that’s burning in and around the California cities of Montecito and Santa Barbara, Carla and Lance were overtaken by a flash fire.
According to news reports, both suffered severe burns on their arms and legs. Lance also has second- and third-degree burns on his head. The couple was able to drive themselves to the Montecito fire station and were transported by ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Doctors are keeping them unconscious until the swelling goes down.
I can’t think of two people who are more exuberant about life, comics and each other than Carla and Lance. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, and I’ll keep you updated on their condition as I receive updates.