Santa Barbara Fans Remain
in Critical Condition

Lance and Carla Hoffman

Carla and Lance Hoffman are fighting for their lives after suffering burns in the Tea Fire near Montecito, CA on November 13. Online news servies report they remain unconscious and in critical condition but are expected to survive.

The couple was apparently running to their car from their cottage when they were overtaken by a flash fire said [Lance’s father, James] Mills, speaking to Noozhawk by phone from his home.

Both Hoffmans were lightly dressed, Mills said, and as a result suffered severe burns on their arms and legs. Lance also has second- and third-degree burns on his head.

Although badly burned, the couple was able to drive themselves to a fire station. From there, they were transported by ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and later were flown by helicopter to Irvine.

Those interested in helping can send a donation to: The Lance and Carla Burn Fund, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, 1483 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108-1248.

[Thanks to David Klaus for the link.]

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