51-year-old Michella Flores was able to flee the Las Vegas attack physically unharmed. Exactly one week later, she used a garden hose to try and hold off flames that were approaching the house she shared with her 70-year-old parents.
After alerting authorities and evacuating her family, she worked alongside two firefighters named Hunter and Randy to fight the flame until 4:30 in the morning. Sadly, the fire was too strong and Flores was forced to flee. Her beloved home burned to the ground.
Flores and her family lost most of their belongings to the wildfire. As her parents consider a move across the country straight to Idaho, Flores is just doing her best to keep together.
“Last Sunday, I was running from bullets,” she told KTVU. “This Sunday, I was running from fire.”
Although she has endured two incredibly stressful incidents over the course of seven days, Flores is used to handling a lot at once. Before she started her current job as a flight attendant and customer service representative, she worked as a firefighter and paramedic.
Still, Flores knows the trauma of what happened will stay with her.
“Believe me. This will hit me,” she explained. “And it will hit me hard. Right now, I’m in this space where things need to get done. And I’ll deal with the rest later on.”