Hinton and MacHardy headed up the road and were able to protect three other structures from burning. As Hinton finally made his way back to his home there was only a skeleton of baked adobe left and ironically the fireplce stood untouched. Their family home of twenty five years had been torched within minutes, only charred pots and pans and melted glass were left in the rubble testifying to the awesome force and intensity of the fire. Miraculously, the studio of Hinton's wife Carol was safe, just below the house. The fires path had run its course in a norht east direction which spared the building.
As the Family stands reunited the day after, Monday May 6, Hinton with burns to his hands and face covered in soot and ash looks over the mountains and sighs with the words "it's a different landscape now."
As Reported by:
Asia Golden, Freelance Writer