CONCOW, Calif. - If you drive through parts of Butte County, the wrath of the Camp Fire is obvious.
“It’s like Armageddon. I was one of the last people out on Nov. 8 on my birthday. This is the end of my dream,” said a survivor who didn’t want to be named.
His dream was to live in Concow for the rest of his life, but now he lives out of his truck near the Oroville Nazarene Church evacuation center.
A sign he wrote that was leaned up against his truck shows he’s resilient. It said in part, “Don’t throw in the towel. I’m going back.”
Before he can get home, he and thousands of others need help, “If there’s anybody who has a travel trailer that they’re paying storage on we could use it, if it rains we’re going to be devastated,” said the man from Concow.
The shelter helps make the unknown a little less scary. The Red Cross has room for 300 people, food clothes and a warm place to pass the time.
It’s not home, but gives survivors some comfort until they figure out what’s next, “We got our lives now we have to pick up the pieces,” he said.