Evacuee Saw Home Burn On TV, Over And Over

Christie Williams is just one of the many Southern Californians forced to evacuate their homes to avoid the raging wildfires.

But unlike some, who don't yet know the status of their homes, and others, whose homes escaped damage, Williams had the nightmare of actually watching her home burn down while watching TV coverage.

She told The Early Show Wednesday she saw video repeated several times. Her kids saw the video, too, though only once. They're 4, 2 and 1.

Williams spoke to The Early Show from outside San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, which is being used as an evacuation center.

She vows to go back to her property, which she nicknamed Shangri-La, even if it's just to live there in a mobile home.

On her Web page, Williams wrote, "We have lost everything, (daughter) Lela is devastated by the loss of her toys and favorite blanket, (son) Charlie keeps asking for his wooden rocking horse his grandparents made him and (daughter) Piper wants her routine back and I would give anything to be able to go back and grab her baby video tapes, her first laugh, her first smiles, I will miss those tapes."

To see two interviews of Williams from The Early Show Wednesday,


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