This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.A house was sitting precariously on an eroded hillside near the edge of a rain-swollen creek in Lake Elsinore as a powerful storm swept through Southern California on Thursday. The two-story home was located in the 15100 block of Alvarado Street in Alvarado A, one of several neighborhoods in the Holy Fire burn area of Riverside County that was under a mandatory evacuation order. Ken Sorenson, who lived across the street from the impacted home, told KTLA Thursday morning that his neighbors were still inside the residence when torrents of rain sent water — along with mud and debris — gushing down the normally dry creek. “They wouldn’t get out, and their outbuildings fell into the river. She was clinging to a bicycle,” he recalled. “I can’t see how any material things are that important.” Sorenson described the conditions as the worst he’s ever experienced. “I’ve lived her 20 years and it’s never been this bad,” he said. “I think it’s because of the [Holy] fire.” Eventually, his neighbors did heed the evacuation order and left. No one was home by the time the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department knocked on their door. Emergency personnel have been going door to door in the neighborhood, ensuring people knew to get out as conditions continued to deteriorate amid a steady downpour of rain.