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Wildfire Evacuees Discuss Life at Shelter

More than 10,000 evacuees are waiting out the wildfires at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

A family of six had pitched two tents after leaving their house with nothing. They have no money, but there is a bounty of food available at the stadium.

Another couple has been living in their car. They spent their 59th wedding anniversary at the shelter.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).