A quarter of its residents were over 65, according to census data from Fourteen percent of the population was below the poverty line. Hana said. Residents say Paradise began as a mining and lumber town but those industries dried up long ago. The few people employed in town mostly work at local businesses, like restaurants and auto body shops.
Hana sat outside the Neighborhood Church in Chico, a makeshift shelter for displaced residents, wearing donated pajama pants and running shoes.
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His long beard was segmented with black elastic bands. He lost his home, motorcycle and nearly all of his other belongings. He escaped with his truck, a few bags of tools and his two dogs: Roxy, a Doberman pinscher, and Winter, a German shepherd. Really, did we have to go that far? Gene McAnelly and Gary Brand, two year-old friends in wheelchairs who said they both rely on Social Security checks to survive, both lost their homes in the fire.
McAnelly said. Firefighters in California can expect little help from the weather over the next few days. Conditions are forecast to worsen in Southern California, where the Woolsey and Hill Fires are raging. Much of that region will face critical fire weather conditions through Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, with low relative humidity, no rain and a high-wind warning in effect for the mountains.
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The strong winds propelled a new brush fire in Simi Valley on Monday morning, which quickly spread to cover about acres before firefighters brought in under control. While winds are slowing over the Camp Fire in Northern California, the low humidity there means the trees, brush and foliage that can fuel the fire remain dry.
Allyn Pierce got in his pickup truck and tried to race out of town when the fire swept through Paradise on Thursday. But he hit a wall of flames and was forced to turn around. Dozens of people are grateful that he did. Pierce helped lead what is being described by many as a heroic effort to treat the wounded in Paradise. Trapped in traffic as flames licked at the side of his truck, Mr. Pierce watched other cars catch fire and thought his was next.
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He recorded a goodbye message to his family. Suddenly there was some room to maneuver.
But instead of going forward toward safety, he turned around and headed back into the heart of Paradise, where the fire came from. There he found other colleagues, who were also turned back by the fire, as well as injured Paradise residents looking for medical help. Adventist Health doctors and nurses, along with paramedics, firefighters and other emergency workers, set up a triage center in the hospital parking lot.
They broke into the hospital for gurneys, oxygen tanks, intravenous bags and other gear and quickly went to work, treating about two dozen people while the fire raged around them. Pierce said. Then the hospital caught fire next to the triage center.
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Eventually highway patrol officers said they had cleared a path toward safety, so the team loaded the victims into vehicles and drove in a caravan out of Paradise. Isaiah The voice said, Cry.
And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:. Psalm ,6 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up…. Psalm When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:.
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New International Version "I, even I, am he who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? Who are you that you fear mortal man, or a son of man who withers like grass? Who are you that you should be afraid Of a man who will die, And of the son of a man who will be made like grass? King James Bible I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; Christian Standard Bible I--I am the one who comforts you.
Who are you that you should fear humans who die, or a son of man who is given up like grass? Why are you afraid of mere humans? They dry up and die like grass. Why should you fear mortals, who are no more enduring than grass? Who are you that you should fear man who dies, or a son of man who is given up like grass? International Standard Version "I—yes, I—am the one who comforts you.
Who are you, that you are so afraid of humans who will die, descendants of mere men, who have been made like grass? Why are you afraid of mortal men, of mere human beings who are as short-lived as grass? Why, then, are you afraid of mortals, who must die, of humans, who are like grass? Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, And of the son of man who is made like grass; Jubilee Bible I, even I, am he that comforts you.
Who art thou that thou should be afraid of man that is mortal and of the son of man which shall be counted as stubble? King James Bible I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass; American King James Version I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; American Standard Version I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou art afraid of man that shall die, and of the son of man that shall be made as grass; Brenton Septuagint Translation I, even I, am he that comforts thee: consider who thou art, that thou wast afraid of mortal man, and of the son of man, who are withered as grass.
Douay-Rheims Bible I, I myself will comfort you: who art thou, that thou shouldst be afraid of a mortal man, and of the son of man, who shall wither away like grass? Darby Bible Translation I, [even] I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou fearest a man that shall die, and the son of man that shall become as grass; English Revised Version I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou art afraid of man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; Webster's Bible Translation I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass; World English Bible "I, even I, am he who comforts you: who are you, that you are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass; Young's Literal Translation I -- I am He -- your comforter, Who art thou -- and thou art afraid of man?
And of the son of man -- grass he is made! Do not be afraid of him. What can man do to me?
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