While Sergio Toscano was fighting the Roblar Fire at Camp Pendleton, his own home in Sand burned to the ground.
Toscano served is the United States Marines and has been a fireman with the U.S. Forest Service for four years. His home was located “on Little Tujunga Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.”
Toscano spoke to ABC 7, saying, “We were assigned to a fire at Camp Pendleton, the Roblar Fire, I was getting text and phone calls from back home updating me on the fire that was going on back home.” Then he got word that his home was gone. At that point, he was taken off the Roblar Fire and assigned to fight the Sand Fire.
He said, “We eventually got removed from that fire (the Roblar Fire) and now we’re back here fighting this fire (the Sand Fire). I’m still at work and trying to get a hold of this fire (the Sand Fire), trying to protect the other structures that are around the area.”
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Sand Fire has now grown to encompass 33,000 acres in the Santa Clarita Valley.
“[Toscano] has a young son who was with his mother at the time of the Sand Fire,” so he is fine. A GoFundMe account has been launched to help Toscano gather resources to help with the expenses of getting another home. He plans to split the money with two other U.S. Forest Service firefighters who also lost their homes to the Sand Fire.
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