Thanksgiving: The Fire Did Not Destroy All of Paradise

It's almost Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. A quiet time for giving thanks to God. In the maze of life, the strange wandering we all do, there are such perplexities as the Camp Fire that, as it turns out, did not destroy all of Paradise. Consider this excerpt from another blog I found: The randomness of … Continue reading Thanksgiving: The Fire Did Not Destroy All of Paradise

The Nation’s Deadliest Fire in a Century

Dear Friends, The Camp Fire that burned up the beautiful town of Paradise (population 27,000) near Chico (about 80 miles southeast of Redding) now ranks as the deadliest fire that the United States of America has suffered in a century. To give you some perspective, the second worst fire in California history killed 29 people … Continue reading The Nation’s Deadliest Fire in a Century

Paradise Lost: New Worst Fire Ever in CA Still Burning

Dear Friends, Until now, I have been too numb, too shocked, to write about the Camp Fire, the most devastating fire that California has ever seen. On Thursday November 8, 2018, this speed-fire -- within eight hours--engulfed, gulped down, and swallowed whole the 27,000 population, beautiful town called Paradise, which lies about 90 miles away from … Continue reading Paradise Lost: New Worst Fire Ever in CA Still Burning

I-5 closed again, but Fire is 24% Contained

Current Situation (as of 9/13, 6 p.m.):  59,915 Acres 24% Contained 3,264 Personnel 17 Structures Destroyed 9/13 Evening Summary: Today, firefighters had success in constructing fireline directly along the fire's perimeter along the northern, western, and southern edges of the fire. Aircraft assisted with fire activity on the west side of Interstate 5. The fire passed … Continue reading I-5 closed again, but Fire is 24% Contained