A woman is opening up about the horrific day she had after surviving the Borderline Bar shooting and losing her home in the California wildfires in less than 24 hours.
Deseriee Edman was forced to flee her family home from the California wildfires just one day after escaping the mass shooting inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.
“Two near-death experiences that you just don’t expect,” she told locals news station KCBS of the horror, admitting she’s still processing what happened. “I’m trying to stay strong as possible for my family and my friends. And I’m trying to look at everything as positive as I can in these types of situations.”
Edman was enjoying herself at Borderline Bar during its weekly “College Country Night” on Nov. 7 when 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran, Ian David Long, entered and opened fire on the patrons. A dozen people were slain in the mass shooting with a dozen others left wounded. The gunman was found dead in the bar of suicide.
While Deseriee was able to survive the shooting, the next day, the Woolsey Fire forced her and her family to evacuate while the fire engulfed her Malibu home in flames. The Woolsey Fire is one of three wildfires that broke out in California on Nov 8.
“The fire was everywhere,” Deseriee’s mother Carmen Edman told KCBS, explaining that their property burned to the ground. “I was in panic mode since Wednesday night, since that phone call, and stress levels were off the charts.”
As of Saturday morning, the Woolsey Fire has traveled 98,362 acres and was 82 percent contained after leveling 836 buildings and taking the lives of 3 people, CalFire reports.
The Camp Fire, burning in Northern California, was reportedly 55 percent contained as of Saturday. The fatal fire has destroyed 48,000 acres of land in Northern California; flatted 9,844 residences, 336 commercial and 2,076 other buildings; and taken the lives of a total of 71 people, CalFire reports.
There are still 1,011 people missing, the outlet states. By Friday, the Hill Fire was 100 perfect, CalFire reported.
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