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Grove City native says her husband's family got hit by California wildfires

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A Central Ohio native, who is visiting family in Grove City, said the wildfires in California hit her husband's family hard. (Courtesy: CNN Newsource)

A Central Ohio native, who is visiting family in Grove City, said the wildfires in California hit her husband's family hard.

Autumn Young got a frantic call from her husband as flames spread through California wine country. Young is staying with her family in Grove City, while her husband is on military duty in Germany.

"As my brother-in-law drove home, he just saw flames. My brother-in-law's house is completely burned to the ground. My father-in-laws house was evacuated," said Autumn Young, whose husband's family lives in Santa Rosa.

Young said her husband's family is safe, for now, in Santa Rosa.

"You hear about wildfires all the time, but never do you imagine that your family is going to be effected," said Young.

Young's brother-in-law said he woke his roommates up and helped them get out of the house before flames ripped through his neighborhood.

Will Young said everything is gone: his house, his neighborhood and a friend, who is still missing.

"We currently have a friend who is unaccounted for. We're putting up flyers trying to find him. There are fires still burning because this thing is zero percent contained," said Will Young.

The rest of the Young family is safe and okay. They are trying to process what happened to their neighborhood.

A fundraiser for Young is setup to help him rebuild his life.



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