https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/03/camp-d03.html Two years ago, the November 2018 tragedy known as the Camp Fire, which virtually destroyed all of the city of Paradise, was responsible for the death of 85 residents. It destroyed almost 19,000 structures, including 14,000 homes. The fire was the costliest natural disaster in the world that year, with damages estimated to be
Paradise has been home to parts of my family for as long as I can remember. I only lived there for 3+ years when the Camp fire struck. I grew up coming to Paradise to visit Grandparents, Aunt's/Uncles and cousins. Coming to visit was one of my favorite things to do but I had considered
I got up in the morning of nov 18 2018 visiting with my friend in magalia ca, it was gloomy outside an the sky was red. I realized. There was a fire some where. Latter on about 10:00am noticed it was getting closer I started to get worried so I started packing a few things.
I left Chico 6 months ago. We couldn't take living like we were. I am so lost now. I feel totally disconnected from my community ( Paradise) I grew up in. I just have been a fog since the incident. Can't even type the word f*re. I feel like I am so late to the
A little after 7 am the morning of Nov. 8th, I turn on my Computer go to Facebook see a message from Butte County WX. Says there's a fire down on Camp Creek Road. I live 3.5 miles above Pulga and Camp Creek Road so I start getting dressed to go look at it. My
That Thursday morning, I had the day off from my work at Paradise Post-Acute (formally known as Paradise Skilled Nursing). I was working there as Housekeeping and Laundry. I had intended of sleeping in and planed on unpacking more of my stuff. I just had moved into my co-worker’s place and was renting their living
I WAS BORN IN PARADISE IN 1964. MY FAMILY HAD BEEN ON THE RIDGE SINCE THE 1920S. SO I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I WAS PRETTY INVESTED IN OUR TOWN AND COUNTY. WENT TO SCHOOL AND GRADUATED IN 1982 PARADISE HIGH. WHEN THE FIRE STARTED I LEFT IMMEDIATLY AS I KNEW I WOULD BE GRIDLOCKED.
~ Shelves packed with books lining the walls (some that have been rifled through by three generations of grubby little kid hands). ~ Love letters carefully saved from great, great, great grandparents. ~ Yearbooks with notes written by friends from decades ago. ~ Albums full of baby photos of 7+ kids. Crayon drawings, paintings, and
Hello Folks, This post is my last hope. Please forgive me, but my wife died in October, but not in the Paradise Fires. She was a diabetic, and right leg amputee and had rescued this Baldwin Organ from an estate sale, where being the last and unwanted item it was headed to the dump. Since
The only way out of Paradise The day that ruined me and my children's lives. On the day of November 8th 2018 was the day that changed everything. That morning I woke up at 6 a.m. to get up and get ready for work. After getting ready for work I woke my kids up to