Charlie, you are all in our hope and prayers. A year ago, my kids were
volunteering at shelters during the San Diego fires and my eldest and I helped
staff a National Guard checkpoint. But we experienced nothing even remotely
like what you describe. The "Australian Method" of building homes to resist
fire and "shelter in place" worked well, where it was tried. But You lot have
experienced its limits.
I just removed one Eucalyptus tree and more will go. They are just too