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Camp Fire
Published by Matthew Strausbaugh on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:32:10 GMT

My Uncle sent me this cell phone footage of the aftermath from the firestorm. He tried to save his friends but the fire over took their position. This footage was shot on Edge Wood off Pearson Road in Paradise, California.

Warning, there are dead burned up bodies, and needless to say it is hard to watch.
Hyder Bos-Jabbar Hyder Bos-Jabbar
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:12:13 GMT
Been a wildland firefighter for 14 years and this is what the public needs to see. Too many think that evacuation notices and alerts are "over the top" or "not mandatory" and would rather stay. We have started asking for people who decide to stay, to give us a copy of their dental records, or if they would be willing to make a dental impression to help us identify they body. They usually get the hint but some still refuse to leave.
Justa Bowler Justa Bowler
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:01:08 GMT
Didn't seem disrespectful at all... this is part of what tragedy looks like. The poor guy sounded like Jeff Bridges in Come Hell or High Water
Angelina Ramey Angelina Ramey
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:14:23 GMT
Don’t report this. People need to know this kind of stuff. This ain’t no joke. I almost cried when he was saying about how happy he was to be alive. Being in that typa situation where u see all your close friends die is really sad. Cut him sum slack. He’s gunna be traumatized with this forever.
yesi perez yesi perez
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 20:54:18 GMT
Obviously he is in shock Im so sorry
Insert Name Insert Name
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:57:12 GMT
Im surprised youtube is leaving this video up, but im glad. It spreads awareness of reality and shows just how devastating these events can be. Sorry for your losses man.
Maximus Galactimus Maximus Galactimus
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:20:29 GMT
A valuable perspective from a tragic event, reporting this video is a complete mistake. What you’re seeing is real life, I’m very thankful this individual was brave enough to share. It’s humbling. I’m sorry for the loss many families have gone through, I hope many seek counsel in their times of need.
Berp Merp Berp Merp
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 20:53:32 GMT
This is what you don't see when you hear about deaths in forest fires. This is what you don't want to think about when you hear about deaths to fire. Charred bones and ashes. It should be shown so people see exactly what it's like instead of just hearing that people died
Cristian Vargas Cristian Vargas
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:25 GMT
This man just witness some of the most horrible shit anyone would ever have to live through and had the composure to record this for the world to see. I admire his courage through this
Carole Wright Carole Wright
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:13:08 GMT
These were our neighbors and this is our street. I got out but my husband did not. The fire overtook him but he survived. He was able to get rescuers to two of our badly burned neighbors. Thank you for posting this. As horrifying as it is, this is what happened.
ozarkmtnlake ozarkmtnlake
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:58:14 GMT
Dear man, I was in a real bad fire eight years ago. It killed my dear Mother, our dog and it almost killed me. I can hear in your voice, you are hurt. It's a very unique sound. Your lungs are hurt. I know you don't feel any pain right now and think you are fine . . . but you are not. Please seek some treatment now. Don't wait as long as I did. Your voice will sound normal again in a few days and frankly, you'll be so overwhelmed by what has happened and what you have lost, seen and smelt . . . you'll not think of what has happened to your lungs at all. But something has happened to them. Take care my friend and talk to your Doctor. And if you'd like, you can talk to me. I can tell you're a tough old b*stard . . .with a heart of gold and I could use a friend myself. Witnessing something like this takes a toll.
Emily Kortan Emily Kortan
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:09:59 GMT
Sending love from placerville. Thank the Lord this man is okay and his dogs are too.
Steven Lucero Steven Lucero
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:22:49 GMT
Remember when you downvote the video that HES A SUVIVOR NOT YOU.
s h a d ø w b a n n e d s h a d ø w b a n n e d
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:32:06 GMT
Videos like this need to be seen. Evacuate, people.
Brandon Mascarenas Brandon Mascarenas
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 06:20:24 GMT
My family and I escape paradise yesterday. The town doesn’t exist any more. Two communities consisting of close to 50,000 people - all displaced and 95%of its structures wiped out. I hope the report stands that there are less than 10 fatalities - but would not be surprised for it is in the hundreds. I lost my home. My parents lost their home. My sister lost her home, as well as countless friends. This is the second year PG@E is responsible for a fire like this (Santa Rosa Fire last year). This town was leveled in less than 4hrs and it started 20miles away. Life is fragile and short. Hug people a little tighter and be there for one another.
Curtis Fugitt Curtis Fugitt
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:53:50 GMT
I can’t believe people are bashing this guy. This is the reality of the disaster. I live in paradise and I was given zero warning about the fire. If it hadn’t happened on the one day of the week I had to get up early for work I’d be dead as well. It’s easy to sit at home and listen to the talk of devastation on the news but this is the stark reality. We were unprepared and had no plan to deal with an event like this. Paradise was a fucking tinderbox and it was KNOWN there would be huge risk of fire during the winds. Learn the lessons you can from the tragedy. Point your anger in a more productive direction.
Christina Pixton Christina Pixton
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:40:15 GMT
This is real life guys uncensored and I may not have liked it but I think it was something that needed to be seen. This man lived through a horrific event and has every right to post this in my book. The bodies are unrecognizable and he doesn't give names so these poor souls have some privacy. my heart goes out to all the survivors and families devastated by this tragic fire.
Lee Hague Lee Hague
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 03:47:26 GMT
Critical that this stay up please. Perfect representation of how hazardous wildland fire is, and how important it is to leave, and leave early. Take fire, and warnings seriously. This poor guy... you can see and hear that he is just so very traumatized that he doesn’t know what to do at all. Good he found a creek.
Laura Allen Laura Allen
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:25:47 GMT
I think showing this is important so people can take fires more seriously and see the reality of it all. We can't sugar coat the constantly increasing fire dangers we are facing. I think that's what these poor people would have wanted.
Sarafina Young Sarafina Young
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:02:48 GMT
How are people offended by this? This is real life. Unfiltered. It is really happening. People need to see this. To the man in the video... Bless your heart 💜 I can't imagine what it's like to be living that.
Studio Rebirth Studio Rebirth
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:17:20 GMT
This right here should be shown on all news networks, this is the reality of life and death in a dangerous situation like a wildfire. You want to prevent deaths? Show the country this video. From dust we came and dust we shall return. Rest in peace.
Mike the Headless Chicken Mike the Headless Chicken
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 10:12:50 GMT
1:57 she had to put her makeup on she died because of it
Talendale Talendale
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 06:55:08 GMT
Get this on LiveLeak, this needs to never be forgotten as a warning to how fast, how far, and how horrible death by these fires can reach. I only hope the fire knocked them out before the burning started. That poor man, nobody should have to see their friends end like that.
SAO Anime Freak SAO Anime Freak
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 07:46:32 GMT
2018 in a nut shell: *I am offended by uncensored reality*
Allison Hughes Allison Hughes
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 03:12:50 GMT
Everyone download this video before it gets deleted
eric mamac eric mamac
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:29:37 GMT
Hey Man. Your uncle knew those people? That's not far off from where my uncle lived and I haven't heard anything from him in days. Did you or your uncle know those people and if so, were any of them Ken Mathieson? Please hit me back bro, thank you!
visicircle visicircle
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 06:21:28 GMT
This is an actual news report. Not like those fake talking heads.
venswim venswim
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:44:13 GMT
Thank you for the dose of reality. We all need it.
Brittany Burger Brittany Burger
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:37:47 GMT
As awful as this video is, I appreciate you posting it. This opens everyone’s eyes of how horrible this fire is. This fire blew up from 200 acres to 2000 aces in 45 mins. We had no warning to get out, most of us lost everything. The news has constantly been reporting that there has been no fatalities and continuing to smile through reports. This is real shit people. Updates were slim, warnings were even slimmer. Thank you, and I’m so happy this man made it out alive. I am so so sorry for these families, my heart hurts for them. Prayers for all the people of Paradise and there families.
Seldwin Seldwin
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:13:09 GMT
I think there is no problem recording or watching this kind of morbid / death footage AS LONG AS there is respect from beginning to end. Respect for the dead. Respect for the entire life, 20, 50, 80+ years it took for these individuals to get to where they are now. Learn from their life, from their mistakes and from their success. And remember who they were - They are not whatever form death has transformed their body into. They are the person who lived for all those years.
heidel420 heidel420
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:23:35 GMT
Everyone in a fire prone area needs to see this. THis is real shit. When a fire's coming, don't put makeup on - EVACUATE
Natalie Monroe Natalie Monroe
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:02:22 GMT
are you kidding, dude. LEAVE THE GUY ALONE don't you think he's dealt with enough today? awesome video. prayers for anyone & the families involved.
James Reedy James Reedy
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 21:55:32 GMT
Sobering video man, lucky to be alive. If you’re married to your stuff and the fire is coming maybe load up well ahead of any evac orders. No amount of stuff or primping (makeup) etc is worth your life and your family having to know you died like this.
Jillian Nicole Jillian Nicole
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:12:03 GMT
the death toll rose this morning to 25, but i still don’t believe that’s all. it’s gotta be closer to 200, there’s no way it’s not. this fire has burned through 100,000 acres and most people had no idea what was happening. it’s such a shitty situation and this video is extremely eye opening to how awful these fires truly are. as someone who’s from the east coast and knows nothing about fires, i’ve seen a lot of people saying that people run to cement parking lots or places that have already been burned to keep safe when the fire is coming, i was wondering how that helps? the already burned area i can kinda understand, but the cement parking lot doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Virtual Clarity Virtual Clarity
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 23:48:49 GMT
I'm having a really hard time processing this. I think the part about the girl doing her makeup is the part that gets me. I think about my girlfriend. She LOVES makeup. It makes her so happy to put it on even though I tell her she doesn't need it. I think about her fragility. Her tenderness. We live on the west coast in a heavily forested area. I don't know why but I'm panicking. Panicking at the thought of not being able to protect her when she needs me. What if I'm at work and shes home. How do you even go about keeping beautiful things safe. Who will be there if I'm not. I'm sorry I'm just rambling but I needed to get this out after watching this.
Bone holster Bone holster
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:10:40 GMT
I don't find this offensive as it is reality and could actually help save lives in the future. People need to take fire seriously. I have a feeling there are plenty more sad situations like this one that have yet to be reported up here. Many of my friends and co workers have lost everything. My heart goes out to the people of Paradise.
haloover haloover
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 00:22:15 GMT
Thank you for documenting and sharing reality.
MutinyVT MutinyVT
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 19:57:55 GMT
Reality is "inappropriate" for Youtube. Can't show people real life because they might get triggered.
Tyler Woodcox Tyler Woodcox
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:28:34 GMT
He is in shock just like all of us.
RobotSlug RobotSlug
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:15:14 GMT
I would read his book.
Amber Pettit Amber Pettit
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:45:59 GMT
Well seeing as a ton of people reported this, I took a screen capture so that it’s not lost forever. Police are downplaying and have way underestimated the death toll. Personally I was looking to see if it was any of my family, because police won’t be able to get in to identify these bodies for days, maybe weeks and the waiting is almost as bad as knowing. Bless your uncle for what he went through 😭
Emily Flores Emily Flores
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:28:22 GMT
My dad, 82 yrs old, lived in Camelot off Concow.....he barely made it.....he lost everything .....those poor people...this is the truth.. .this is the reality. I truly feel that the media and "officials" are trying to downplay the loss of life. There are so many, many more I'm sure. Prayers for them and their families.
Bad Element Bad Element
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:06:14 GMT
As a v. Fire fighter Ive seen some stuff like this and already had some close calls. You came even closer it seems. Hang in there bud! Hope you get med treatment soon for your lungs. Sorry for your friends and neighbors. Glad you made it out! This is reality folks. RIP
Shane Turk Shane Turk
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:28:53 GMT
Holy shit! Paradise has so many older, handicapped residents, who can't move quickly. I'm afraid the fatality numbers will be really high.
Some Mightyena Some Mightyena
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:44:52 GMT
Good God that's terrifying, but also necessary to be seen. It's by far not the most gruesome video but underscores just how real these dangers are, and how seriously they need to be taken. Really makes you realize just how precious the time we have is, when something like this can happen at a moment's notice.
REexpert44 REexpert44
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:33:17 GMT
*raging fire ensues* Hold on let me just put on my makeup
Lord of The Pings Lord of The Pings
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 00:11:57 GMT
I got stuck on Skyway and barely made it out and witnessed people bail out of their cars and not make it. I cut over to Rocky Lane and barely made it out through Clark. I did Heating and Air in Paradise and I ended up finding a side Road open to Neal rd before it was over.
Willa Herrera Willa Herrera
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:10:50 GMT
This is real life people. Real LIFE AND DEATH. IT needs to stay up and people need to know fire is no joke and when they say get out you GET OUT no matter what. Bless all the people that lost everything in my hometown.
live oak live oak
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:58:17 GMT
In a fire, you are going to pass out from smoke inhalation before that fire gets you. You cough a lot then black out. The oxygen in closed spaces get sucked out anyway. They did not suffer as bad as you think they might have. They almost certain did not die from fire, but died from from smoke inhalation. If it was my family, I would want to know rather than wait weeks or months while they do the DNA. I would be searching 20 hours a day for them. Not sleeping and going out of mind. Personally, I think that is much worse than instantly finding out so you can grieve. Otherwise, you are holding all that pain and anguish in your gut for weeks or months. This is rough, I know. But, I don't necessarily think the video needs to come down. Just my thoughts on the matter. Very sad. Sorry, for your losses, Sir. Sorry, about your friends.
Jeannine savage Jeannine savage
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:14:33 GMT
When you think about how fast the fire was travelling, its a miracle that he got out. 80 football fields in under a minute. It's unfathomable.
Aliyah Vladimir Aliyah Vladimir
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:33:02 GMT
The officials definately down play the death toll..I think it's good you posted this. I would want to know if it were my family. And it will take weeks for people to get any answers by then the public will have moved on to the next headline sadly..I wish more people would post real truth not leave it up to the media outlets that filter everything
graveyardrumblers graveyardrumblers
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 03:35:53 GMT
Holy shit man... I have no words
AirShark95 AirShark95
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:00:21 GMT
This is why you need to listen to local authorities when they tell you to evacuate. Even if they tell you and give you a warning, there is a chance you may not make it if the fire is too far out of control. Be prepared. Minutes, even seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Fire doesn't care who you are, how rich or poor or young or old you are. It will consume everything it touches. Think ahead, plan, prepare, listen and leave as soon as you can. And even then, it might not be enough.
Emily Kortan Emily Kortan
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:05:47 GMT
I can’t believe this happened
Filip Mazic Filip Mazic
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:11:00 GMT
Also for everyone upset, this video is A) age-restricted, B) you didn't have to click it, and C) imagine being this poor man. He did not ask to see this. And this is worse than you stumbling into it unaffected by the fire... are we going to suppress the truth just because feelings get hurt. There is no gore or ill will here. One day this may happen to you. The lesson is always be vigilant, ready, but grateful.
deep citrus deep citrus
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:01:41 GMT
it is very understandable, and very human, for anyone to react by wanting this video to be removed. what we're being shown here, what we are all witnessing on the day this was posted, is human history. tragedy. and not unavoidable. that is why it must be seen. "she had to put her makeup on. she died for it" this video HAS to exist it HAS to be seen because whether you believe in god, or you believe in fate, you have to hope the universe plays out how it does for something. you have to hope this woman put her makeup on and died for it so that another, or maybe many young people who see this realize they DONT have time. a house fire, a landslide, an avalanche, an earthquake. theyll remember this video and realize they cant go back for that laptop. they cant wait just one more minute. you have to hope these people died for something. the video gives their death, and their life, a chance to save others. and the people who see this will show their friends, or post it on socials. i saw it from reddit. at the very least itll be a reminder that when youre depressed, in unbearable pain, you remember as far as you know this is your only chance. that you can go and hug your dog. hug your cat. or even just speak to a stranger on the internet. this video reminds you that these people were alive LITERALLY A WEEK AGO WITH NO IDEA, NO INDICATION THEY WOULD BE GONE TODAY. it may not be a fire for you, probably a car accident, and one moment youll be here and the next you wont be. cherish life, even when there is nothing to cherish but life itself. go cherish the day. citrus loves u
Nick Myers Nick Myers
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:06:09 GMT
He did nothing wrong recording this people need to know about the dangers of fires like this.
JoshKing530 JoshKing530
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:58:23 GMT
I’m so happy you survived man. It’s insane how some people take fire so lightly. This video shows a harsh reality that will save lives.
N. Arnautu N. Arnautu
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:54:54 GMT
My heart goes out to everyone in my home state. This needs to been seen we as Californians are so nonchalant about the dangers of our wildfires, this brings it home and hopefully wakes us up to the imminent danger that surrounds us.
Amy June Amy June
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 23:11:06 GMT
I would rather know that they have passed then wait for who knows how long till they can do the testing to find out who they are and are able to make the notifications. I would hate the not knowing whether they are hurt or passed!
Valarie Remley Valarie Remley
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 00:32:13 GMT
I tried to find a way to communicate with you directly, but couldn't. My former husband and father of our two kids lived on Edgewood. He was disabled, bedbound and lived with his stepson (caregiver) and his dog. We haven't heard from them and are hoping beyond all hope and prayer they will be found safe, but this video gives great pause.
Not Kian Not Kian
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:56:12 GMT
Thank you for sharing this, facebook keeps taking it down. I'm not even 10 miles away from this, absolutely horrifying. I have friends who have lost their homes and loved ones. May those who couldn't make it out rest in peace,
Scott E. Mayer Scott E. Mayer
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 03:25:59 GMT
I’m so sorry lives were lost and thankfully your uncle survived. Wildland fires are so dangerous. People need to know It’s the only way people will learn to FireWise their homes and evacuate when told too. Let these poor people’s death be a lesson to the living please keep the video available
Devin Keller Devin Keller
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:31:39 GMT
You should have your uncle tell the authorities who those people are if he knows who they are. They are trying to figure out who they are so they can be identified and let the families know.
s bullen s bullen
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 23:59:26 GMT
it shows what they are not telling the public as there was no warning at all to paradise. If he knows the people can he respond to their family on twitter.
Diamante Dea Diamante Dea
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:22:46 GMT
She had to put her makeup on? WTF! So sad. Most of these people would have suffered smoke inhalation, terrible terrible. Rest in PEACE. So tragic. We need things to prevent such massive tragedy.
John Wilkes John Wilkes
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:53:28 GMT
So broken hearted for my neighbors up the hill. Grateful to be in the valley but it's not over
Douglas Scott Douglas Scott
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 22:52:41 GMT
Offensive? How? It is reality. We should also show the victims of mass shootings so people understand the reality of what is happening to us and our fellow citizens. I read that President Trump visited some survivors of the Park shooting in Florida, and was shocked by the wounds he saw. We are not understanding what is happening until we see the gruesome results.
Harry Balzak Harry Balzak
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 21:52:34 GMT
What a horrifying event. So sorry for everyone's loss. Three of my friends barely got out alive. It moved so fast some people never even got an evacuation order before it was upon them.
Israel Ascencion Israel Ascencion
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 23:26:21 GMT
This video should be seen and taken into consideration that life can be swept away with just one fire
Farcical Aquatic Farcical Aquatic
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 02:36:48 GMT
No faking that. Horrible scene.
Stephanie Drake Stephanie Drake
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 23:23:57 GMT
Sir, I am so sorry you had to witness and endure this horrible tragedy. I pray for all those souls. As a retired LEO, I have personally witnessed my share of people killed in fires and don't wish this on anyone! God Bless you sir and those who lost their lives!
bmcgmusic bmcgmusic
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:52:22 GMT
Very surreal. It's hard to imagine getting trapped in a fire, but it happens to so many people. It moves a lot faster than you think. RIP.
Clarity Clarity
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:11:01 GMT
I hope he does write a book. I am glad he shared this. We need to seriously rethink how we handle fires. "Levees" come to mind. 100 yard deep permanent fire breaks around communities that are maintained and accessible year round. It would be expensive in some areas, but god damn, we need to do something, and it's not possible to stop the fires themselves, they're part of the ecosystem. Maybe more controlled burns on a regular basis too.
Taylor Murrell Taylor Murrell
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:15:34 GMT
As hard as this is to watch, it speaks volumes. In states of emergency, it’s not a joke. Materials and things can be replaced, but lives cannot. You must leave, help those around you, and get to safety. We’re praying for you guys on the opposite side of the US. God bless, glad you’re safe.
William Winborne William Winborne
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:47:44 GMT
This isn’t disrespectful at all, he was part of this tragedy guys, this is his tragedy, he has a right to share this. Anyone else- no.
Sean M Sean M
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 23:03:51 GMT
Thanks for posting this. I'm sure the Butte County officials wasting time trying to have this taken down don't have anything more pressing they could be focusing on.
Declan Wright Declan Wright
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:29:04 GMT
thank you for uploading this. this is the story people dont tell. a firsthand perspective of the reality is what we could do with right now.
Schismxs Schismxs
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:28:13 GMT
Poor forest management according to our president.
Felicia London Felicia London
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:25:04 GMT
I am so, so happy your uncle made it out alive. He was very smart to go into the creek. He wouldn't have survived otherwise, I don't think. My heart breaks for those who were lost though. It's so incredibly horrifying.
Stan Muth Stan Muth
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:47:20 GMT
I have not seen this video but I do live on Edgewood Ln. At 9:30 am there was no presence of any emergency services. Fire was starting to overtake the area. The road was gridlocked, taking 30 minutes to get 1/2 mile . Pearson and Edgewood has 2 cars fully involved. Finally 1 overwhelmed sherif. He didn’t have proper clothing for protection from the flames. Where were the firefighters?! 5 people died on Edgewood.
MsUniverse805 MsUniverse805
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 06:43:22 GMT
They've removed it. This is awful and I am disappointed in this cemsorship..this was real! This was reality..this shows what the news won't. Instead we are being fed bullsh't about burnt bridges and fast food chains..its being watered down.
mesamike85 mesamike85
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 23:00:26 GMT
While some may find this distasteful, this is a man in total shock. It is also the greatest lesson you could ever teach on why you should heed evacuation orders in times of fires like this.
Alicia Niebla Alicia Niebla
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:21:56 GMT
Our whole town is gone nothing left all burned up. This is awful
Rene Schmidt Rene Schmidt
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:25:31 GMT
Thank you for sharing this. I have/had many close friends in and around Paradise. May they all be safe... and may the ones lost be remembered fondly.
Sam Harris Sam Harris
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:10:15 GMT
Unbelievable tragedy. Seeing real "in the moment" footage is so eye opening. It adds a whole new depth to the coverage we see on the news. Sending my love and prayers from Sacramento.
Elisabetta Horrell Elisabetta Horrell
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:34:51 GMT
wow just wow... please give a huge hug to your uncle he is in deep shock, not only he almost lost his life and survive for a miracle, but lost his friends which he couldnt help.. please make him see a therapist this is PTSD 101
That1Dewd That1Dewd
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:47:22 GMT
That looked like hell on earth. Im scared man.
LovelyWoodElf LovelyWoodElf
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:04:08 GMT
Happy your uncle survived, but oh my god...those poor people. (T_T)
Archimonde Archimonde
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 21:35:49 GMT
I just want to echo what a lot of other have been saying: make sure your uncle gets an examination done on his lungs. He's gone through enough, don't let this preventable damage permeate too deeply.
FranktheDachshund FranktheDachshund
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:57:08 GMT
Most people dont realize that when the wind shifts and smoke covers you it becomes dark as midnight, even worse than dark complete blackout.
That's Classic Her That's Classic Her
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:49:22 GMT
"She had to put her makeup on." How foolish.
Emily S Emily S
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:30:51 GMT
This is very valuable. I lost my home to this fire. I wish it was a nightmare like I had thought but it’s not. I’m sorry we all had to go through this... I’m praying for you and your family ❤️
Not Me Not Me
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 11:48:52 GMT
Oh my... Imagine losing literally everything. Not only your house, your belongings, your m memories but losing your friends and neighbours. I feel so bad. Stay save people. Ps: makeup should never be your number 1 priority
Bradley Chastain Bradley Chastain
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:22:35 GMT
Write that book brother. Thanks for being strong enough to share your experience with others. Godspeed my friend.
chrissie schlundt chrissie schlundt
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:08:49 GMT
Thank you for being brave enough for sharing this with others. I am so sorry for your loss of your friends. I hope you can have peace and I'm glad that you made it out alive.
Emerson Baur-Swofford Emerson Baur-Swofford
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:14:17 GMT
Thank you for posting this. I live in Chico. This is a tragic but appreciated video. There are so many here wondering just how bad things are. Wondering is worse then knowing.
SFCGator b SFCGator b
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:23:23 GMT
Thoughts and prayer to this man, his family and friends. He is so lucky be alive, I know that area and think its a miracle that he was able to get to the nearby creek and survive. I used to live in Paradise and have family and friends there who fortunately evacuated in time. Please don't be harsh with this man, he is in survivor trauma.
RoMayDrako RoMayDrako
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 10:30:58 GMT
This is real life, this is reality. This is the reality we don't get to see that first responders-and survivors do. Without images like these it makes it hard to grasp how little time they had. There is an old saying, by the time you see fire it's to late, run just fcking run. Some make it, some don't. I'm an atheist but damn if I am praying that this guy does not live with this weighing him down the rest of his life. All it takes is just a moment to change ones fate.
GKsGS400 GKsGS400
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:45:06 GMT
I hope you get your Uncle some help. He is clearly traumatized by what happened. .
thatrabbitguy thatrabbitguy
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 02:22:07 GMT
Show more things like this on the news especially footage of war and its aftermath and i becha there won't be as many people supporting it :) truth hurts also fire safety is very important don't fuck around with fire.

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Dear Don. Dear Doug. I'm with you, with mind and soul. So glad you are safe, hopefully. Wish all of you all the best. *PIC*
Jim Stone's comment on NoCalWiFi is startling short but hits a few nails. *PIC*
"the name of the town is not a mere coincidence" interesting YT comment found among lot of distracting nonsense, imho *NM* *PIC*
when Hellstorm came to Paradise *PIC*
Where the hell are we? This is a travesty that is a silent war on the world! This poor poor man and so many many others who have seen similar! *NM*
i could not watch it.. *NM*
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