Musician Alex Arndt rushed back to his Agua Dulce home from Beverly Hills when he heard about the fire. He was desperate to grab his passport and his guitar, because he is leaving this week for a tour in Ireland.
He said he wasn’t able to drive all the way because of road closures, so he parked his car and went by foot along a trail and dirt road to his home. His mission was a success.
“This trip is really important to me,” Arndt said. “My guitar is my baby. Replacing it would be very difficult at this point and getting a replacement passport would be virtually impossible.”
The fire was crawling up hillsides, where it was pushed by 20 mph wind gusts, according the National Weather Service. It was about 97 degrees when the fire started and the area was considered at an elevated fire risk Monday, said forecaster Ryan Kittell.