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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 am

Recently, my wife and I were shopping at a Livermore department store where we struck up a conversation with a lady in the checkout line. She had lost her home and place of employment in the Camp Fire in Paradise. She and her children were now living with a friend in Livermore, and she was in the process of purchasing new clothes to replace what she lost in the fire for a new job she was starting the next day.

She told us about her and her children’s narrow escape out of Paradise the morning of the fire: how she had just dropped off her kids at school when she learned of the fire and had to return to the school to pick them up; how they were completely surrounded by fire as the flow of traffic came to a halt; how hot it was inside the car and about watching tires melt on cars that had been abandoned alongside the road; how her kids were screaming in fear for their lives; how an officer, who seemingly came out of nowhere, directed them to a side road that eventually led to their escape from the burning inferno they used to call home.

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