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(CNN) – Dr. Gay Walker was all the way across the country for her daughter's graduation from Duke law school, when she flew back home to San Marcos, California Wednesday. But she didn't get to rest from her travels for very long.
She was home for about three hours, when police rolled through her neighborhood, and told her to evacuate because of a massive wildfire spreading across the area.
"It was an orderly evacuation, but was reminiscent of something apocalyptic," Walker tells CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "Cars were lined up bumper to bumper getting out of the neighborhood."
The San Marcos resident says "my eyeballs have been pretty well glued to the news" searching for images of her home. As far as she can tell, her neighborhood has not been hit by the fire yet.
"I'm kind of nervous right now, with the fire having spread to Harmony Grove, we're directly downwind from that. So if the winds keep blowing out of the east, we could be in trouble," says Walker.