Lexi Soulios and her family snuck past roadblocks to sift through the wreckage of their Oregon home on Friday, looking for anything they could salvage. (Sept. 12)
LEXI SOULIOS: It's like, it looks so small. We're just like, how did our big life fit in this little--
- Oh, this is the kitchen sink.
LEXI SOULIOS: --area, you know what I mean?
- Oh, wait, it melted into it.
- What is that?
LEXI SOULIOS: That was our garage. And we had just stored up like, thousands of dollars worth of food over the last few months, because of the pandemic, and we're like, oh, we should get our supplies stocked up for things. And all of it just a waste. Yeah.
LEXI SOULIOS: I keep trying to figure out why people are giving us so many-- keep offering us clothes. And then my husband reminded me, because our clothes just got burned.
It's just so surreal.
- That's like the air vents.
- Oh hey.
LEXI SOULIOS: Well, we saw the smoke billowing. Like, there was smoke coming. We were looking out of our kitchen here, and there's smoke, just a big huge billow dark smoke coming up. And we're used to fires. We're used to like, smoke around here. But that was like--
- That was insane.
LEXI SOULIOS: We knew it was close. And the rest of the sky was beautiful blue. So we were like, uh-oh. So he said, pack a to-go bag, and we started doing that.
- The [INAUDIBLE] dog was hiding in the shed.