Last House Standing
SCRIPPS RANCH, Calif., Oct. 30, 2003
Miracle Home Spared By Fires
The Homel homestead (Photo: CBS/The Early Show)
"Everybody is just sort of in a state of shock." -Penny Homel
Steve, Penny and Elyse Homel (Photo: CBS/The Early Show)
One house survives the inferno
(CBS) With towering flames bearing down on Southern California towns, firefighters were digging in to protect hundreds of homes while looking for more help from the weather.
In the San Diego suburb of Scripps Ranch, more than 300 homes had already been destroyed, including every home on Pinecastle Street but one: That of Penny and Steve Homel.
The family left the house in a panic several days ago, they told CBS News Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm.