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My Family

April 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

Is this a nightmare

March 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

Trailerville in the Woods

March 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

Camp Fire Survivor – a poem

March 11th, 2019|

Camp Fire Survivor Last summer I made plans to retire, To enjoy the beauty of my home in Magalia. Without warning it came, that ravenous fire. Within three months, unknowing of it's path and desire,


March 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


March 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

It was surreal

March 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


March 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

Paradise survivor

February 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.

My house My home My love

February 18th, 2019|

A poem from my 12-year-old daughter. My house My home My love Once upon a silver day anything was a breath away then come next morn when sky's turned red when all I wished was

The Rogers on Sesame Street.

February 14th, 2019|

The day started out like any other beautiful day in paradise or so I thought it would be. I woke at 7:45 a.m. my wife was in Sacramento working, it was me my daughter and

Scattered among the ashes

February 7th, 2019|

I learned about the fire from seeing the smoke at 7:30am.  I was on my way to get some lab tests done at the draw station behind the post office in Magalia, when I saw

Escape From Paradise

February 7th, 2019|

ESCAPE FROM PARADISE Thursday, November 8, 2018, started in typical fashion... I got up around 6 a.m., put on some coffee and watched the news, nothing of particular note. My wife Carol made an appearance

Dead Inside

February 5th, 2019|

Not sure where to begin.  I had the perfect life, wonderful neighbors in the beautiful town of Concow, a beautiful home, pets who I adored with all my heart.  When the Camp Fire happened this

Lost in Nevada

February 5th, 2019|

Burned out of our home after PG and E warned us THREE TIMES on Nov. 7th, our wedding anniversary, that they would turn off the power in the high windy conditions. We believed those DEVILS!

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Chico Base

January 8th, 2019|

November 7 - I was at my sisters house in Magalia. We were finalizing our Christmas craft project, decorating little trees with tiny beads and our I Love Chico, CA Ornaments. My sister thought it