200812010342The Orange County Register has more on Lance and Carla Hoffman and the fire that very nearly killed them:

They are being kept in medically induced comas so doctors can treat their wounds. They’ve both had to undergo surgery to their third-degree burns and will later have multiple skin grafts.

Linda Hoffman said doctors told her it will be months before the couple can go home.

“They’ve had good days and bad days but they are still stable,” she said. “It’s going to be a very long road.”

Over at [email protected], JK Parkin reports that some friends are auctioning off some eBay items to raise funds for the couple, who are doubtless going to need much help on their long road to recovery. There’s a blog with information on auctions, and anyone wishing to donate should email Parkin directly.