Rahal said the Force family was evacuated from their Southern California residence because of the Blue Ridge Fire that has raged around the Yorba Linda area and burned nearly 200 acres.
According to a tweet from the Orange County Fire Authority, nearly 200 firefighters were trying to contain the Blue Ridge Fire, which so far had consumed no structures.
As of early Monday evening, Rahal said it appeared that the Force family compound had been saved by the firefighters after the fire reached the edge of the backyard.
I don’t really know what else to say. It appears so far the heroes in yellow jackets saved our home. It’s still burning close by so it’s not done yet, but it came to our backyard and the heroes protected us. Look at those men. Thank you so much to all firefighters! 🙏🏼💪🏻🔥 pic.twitter.com/vfQ3CO1cIm
— Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal) October 27, 2020
Definitely the scariest day of our lives. Right now we just pray that our home, as well as all of our neighbors makes it out of this fire ok. We’ve evacuated, and can’t thank all the fire rescue team enough. Our heroes 🙏🏼 #BlueRidgeFire pic.twitter.com/3PNtUOqTPH
— Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal) October 26, 2020