Cornell’s Old Place spared the worst of Woolsey fire

Small enclave was surrounded by flames


HOLDING HIS GROUND—Left, Morgan Runyon, proprietor of the Old Place, stands ready to protect the rustic eatery in a Nov. 9 photo as the Woolsey fire approaches. The restaurant has been in his family for nearly five decades. Right, the bridge on Mulholland Highway that passes over Lake Enchanto buckled in the heat of the Woolsey fire. The bridge remains closed but the Old Place has reopened since the fire. Courtesy photo

As Cornell residents evacuated in the face of the Woolsey fire, some had ...

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