Stories

My Family

2019-04-15T17:14:22-07:00April 4th, 2019|

I do not have a unique survival story, just the love that my family has for Paradise and now trying to find and figure out a new chapter for our growing family. A brief background of what was happening in our life at the time of the fire and our Paradise Roots. Both my husband

Is this a nightmare

2019-03-28T11:05:14-07:00March 25th, 2019|

I was woken up at 8:30 the morning of November 8th and told to get up because we might be evacuated. I been through the evacuations 5 times before and always returned back home so I did not think much about it but got up anyway and took my shower real quick. After taking my

Trailerville in the Woods

2019-03-28T13:44:49-07:00March 18th, 2019|

After a series of changes I bought a little trailer and my friends graciously let me live there for 9 years. Living close to Lime Saddle Marina was great because I worked there off and on. I had moved to Paradise in 1975 so I was in Love with the area. November 8, 2018 I

Home

2019-03-10T15:16:28-07:00March 8th, 2019|

Mechanical. That is the way I can explain life post Camp Fire. Since November 8, 2018 I have been going about the business of life. Commuting to work and back. Doing my job as always both at home and at work. Eating. Sleeping. Making decisions. Searching for the miniscule pieces to pick up, to move

Helpless

2019-03-10T16:21:11-07:00March 7th, 2019|

I was already on my way to work in Roseville when I heard about a small grass fire near Concow on the radio news.  It started out at about 10 acres but grew to about 100 acres by the time I got to work, around 7:30 AM.  Then my son called me at work around

It was surreal

2019-03-10T16:23:10-07:00March 6th, 2019|

Al's morning ritual is to get the newspaper at 7:15am, have a cup of coffee and then shower and shave. November 8th didn't begin that way. He was surprised that we had electricity based on robo-calls, emails, and TV reports. He went outside to get the paper and hurried back in saying he saw flames.

Accepting

2019-04-01T11:20:51-07:00March 5th, 2019|

First day in along time I took a day off of work, and my Husband was in Sacramento working that day. It was just him and I and 1 dog and 5 cats. I was already at 7:30am running around town getting errands done. As I look to the sky noticing a red glow and

Paradise survivor

2019-04-01T11:22:56-07:00February 22nd, 2019|

  Rushed out of Paradise like everyone else on the 8th. Thru drone pictures and property check, realized that my mobile home survived, although 90% of park destroyed! Went to various govt. agencies for help. SADLY lots of misinformation, but kept at it and achieved what was available. Also had insurance. Received initial help okay,