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Room at the inn - El Toro High School houses Fallbrook evacuees


Last updated 11/2/2007 at Noon

With smoke and ash already in the air, when the evacuation orders came, Fallbrook residents took flight. They spread out to the north, the south, the east and the west. Some stayed with friends or relatives and some fled to hotels or the nearest Red Cross shelter.

One of those shelters was headquartered at El Toro High School (ETHS) in the south Orange County community of Lake Forest, where a colorful sign proclaimed, “Welcome to ETHS – Our Home is Your Home.” Approximately eighty percent of the evacuees housed at the high school were from the Fallbrook area.

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