Sharon, get the camera and take a picture out the front door.
Problem, where to go? There are a few friends we know would welcome us but the two cats would be an issue (allergies/dogs)?
With most of our stuff collected and before we started loading the cars we received a follow up call rescinding the evacuation order.
Check out this collection of aftermath photographs taken by the community.
We found the yubanet.com was an excellent source of fire information. It seems that the local radio station KVMR gets their information from yubanet.com, in fact the person who runs the fire service at yubanet.com called into KVMR to give regular authoritative updates on the emergency. Specifically, we followed http://yubanet.com/nevada/Rock_Creek_Aurn.php on Sunday for our news (Are we really going to evacuate and possibly lose the house?).
The next day, highway 49 was partially open, the Governator declared a disaster area during his site visit, and my dojo (just across the street) was open for training :). The fire's name changed from the 'Rock Creek Auburn Fire' to the '49 Fire'.