the studio made it through the fire without harm. it is positioned across from pomerado hospital which had been evacuated. more importantly, my dear friend joan irving's home was spared, although her neighborhood was not. joan and family returned to it today. renee richetts and mary jo are still displaced. they heard their house is standing, but no other house on their street is. the worse is victoria - she lost everything: home, studio, her art and her art collection.