Were you aware no one from the City came to open the emergency exit gates?
Leaving Juniper was a shit show. The developer had heavy equipment blocking the gasline exit. It took a very long time to get it cleared and opened. There was no traffic control to direct people there.
There is also another emergeny exit at the top of Coldwater where I live. The residents opened that one. They cut open the gate on Rosehill side and used a 4×4 and tow strap to remove the cement block on the Juniper aide. See attached photos.
It was terrifying being stuck in traffic for two hours while seeing the fire roaring, having no idea where it was going. Had it not rained or wind had not changed direction things could have been very dire.
The City refused to pave and open those two roads to Juniper yet they had no problems approving 100 more houses at the top of Coldwater last week but they sure had no problem talking up the emergency exit there during the public hearing.