"All hell broke loose," Holmes said. "The trees snapped and the power lines dangled over our driveway. We could not get the cars out and the smoke was so bad our 18-month son Wyatt was having a hard time breathing."
The whole family fled, along with four dogs and one cat, to a neighbor's house and then to a hotel where they were safe. But Rob's daughter, Andrea, cried all night because there was one animal they didn't manage to bring with them - their pet pig, Charles.
The next day, a neighbor called Holmes and told him the worst news a homeowner can hear: the Holmes house was completely burned to the ground.