When a series of devastating wildfires driven by the Santa Ana winds raged through Southern California, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Kimberly McCullough (Robin) was forced to evacuate with her partner and son Otis. But now they have finally been able to return home at long last. “Yes. We are home,” the actress tweeted with a lovely photo of herself and her baby boy relaxing on a blanket looking out at the countryside finally at peace. “And we are grateful.”
McCullough’s GH mom, Finola Hughes (Anna) was also displaced by the wildfires and was equally grateful to be home to start the clean up. Back in December, as the fires raged, McCullough took to social media to let fans know that she and her family were okay. “Thank you for your thoughts,” she posted. “Me and my family left in the middle of the night. Good thing we did, because the 33 is now closed.”
Fires were burning in Bel-Air, Ventura County, Sylmar, Santa Clarita, and San Bernadino. And there were some absolutely terrifying videos being shared on social media of cars driving slowly down the freeways as the surroundings are engulfed in flames. It looked like the end of the world.
Not the typical morning commute… pic.twitter.com/kJIOQeqsIK— A. Mutzabaugh CMT (@WLV_investor) December 6, 2017
“It’s really scary and our area is being evacuated,” McCullough reported. “Please keep us and our neighbors in your prayers. We are safe at our friends’ house. I’m thankful Jack and Otis are outta that area. Feeling the heat from the hip while driving on the 33 was terrifying. Saw several trailers with horses leaving the area, thinking of all the beautiful animals in the area and our magical little town in flames.”
McCullough and her partner made the move out of Los Angeles to a beautiful home in Ojai Valley in 2016 just weeks before learning that she was pregnant with their son. “I’ve been drawn to this place for the last 15 years,” she admitted in a blog post at the end of 2016, “but it wasn’t until now that I was ready to make my move and call it home. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
We’re glad that McCullough and her family were able to return home and that they had a home to return to. Our thoughts are with her and everyone else affected by these deadly fires during this difficult time.
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