The Camp Fire in Northern California raged from November 8, 2018 until its full containment on November 25, 2018. According to Wikipedia the Camp Fire:
“caused at least 86 civilian fatalities, with 3 persons still missing, injured 12 civilians, two prison inmate firefighters, and three other firefighters. It covered an area of 153,336 acres (62,053 ha), and destroyed 18,804 structures, with most of the damage occurring within the first four hours. The Camp Fire was the most destructive wildfire in history. Total damage was $16.5 billion; one-quarter of the damage, $4 billion, was not insured.”
Those are the cold, hard facts. They give an image of the extent of the fire itself. They do not come close to describing the human costs.
Out of the devastation and heartbreak two things need our attention. The KINDNESS and COURAGE of the people most affected by the conflagration. The following are reflections of…
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