The Montecito Tea fire is now contained. Unfortunately, two members of our kingdom were among the most severely affected by the fire. Wilhelm Caius (mka Lance Hoffman) and his wife Carla were severely burnt escaping the fire Thursday night, and were airlifted to the burn ward at UC Irvine Medical Center. They have extensive second degree burns, and are currently under sedation until the swelling goes down. Lance is a long-time heavies fighter and the leader of the Isles war unit, the Hand of the Hunt, and Carla fights rapier.
The good news is that they are expected to make a full recovery. The bad news is that they may be in the hospital for up to two months, and have probably lost all of their possessions. They were renting a property in the area closest to the fire, and the house was completely destroyed.
Efforts are being organized to provide financial assistance to the couple. Cash donations can be made at the web link at the end of this article, while donations of gift cards can be sent to:
Vicondesa Jimena Montoya
c/o Liberty Stanavage
795 C Juniper Walk
Goleta, CA 93117.
- Newspaper article on the incident
- Instructions for cash donations
- The "original article" link below goes to an announcement from Their Majesties Caid.
Publisher's note: Queen Kolfinna contributed some of the links and text to this article. Widow Montoya and Kolfinna each provided a contributed article, and we elected to combine them into a single article in the interest of getting help to the injured couple as efficiently and with as little confusion as possible. We trust this is acceptable to both contributors.