Wichita native flees the flames in California: “It was a scary situation”

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The wildfires in California have caused thousands of residents to flee there homes to safety, as those fires continue to burn.

A Wichita native who has lived in Santa Rosa the past five years was right in the middle of it, saying she barely made it out alive.

80-year old Maria Ortega says she was born and raised in Wichita.

She says she moved to California back in 2002.

Ortega says she got a wake up call at 4:30 Monday morning that she wasn’t expecting.


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