Two years since the Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, California

2021-01-25T10:51:06-08:00January 25th, 2021|

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

Fleeing Paradise

2021-01-25T10:50:04-08:00January 25th, 2021|

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

Campfire 2018

2021-01-25T10:46:32-08:00January 25th, 2021|

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 WANT TO GO HOME

2020-03-01T21:06:39-08:00March 1st, 2020|

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

My Story of the Camp Fire 11/08/2018

2020-03-01T20:54:26-08:00March 1st, 2020|

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

NEW START

2020-03-01T20:53:34-08:00March 1st, 2020|

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.

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