Escaping the Flames

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On November 8th, 2018 I woke up to a windy morning. I was watching the news while I was getting ready for work. The news said there was a 200 acre fire burning in Pulga...I wasnt worried, Pulga is a canyon away. I left to go down to work in Chico, by the time I made it part way down the hill my phone was blowing up with people telling me they were evacuating Paradise. I turned around and headed back home to get my son, dog and boyfriend. We had 10 minutes to grab what we could and get out. I woke up all my neighbors before I left...they were all still sleeping. It took us 4 terrifying hours to escape from Paradise...we were sure we weren't going to make it out. We spent 3 weeks in a hotel before we were able to find a house to rent. Now it's trying to figure out the next step.

Susie Cook

California Camp Fire Disaster Survivor
Disaster
California Camp Fire
Recovery Stage
Transition to Housing
Current Housing Situation
Living in a Rental House
Other Factors

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