A few hardy wildfire survivors hunker down for long hau

Weldon is among a small group of fire survivors who have defied orders to leave and decided to stick it out in the blackened and smoldering landscape. Flames leveled the town of Paradise, which is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of San Francisco, and much of the surrounding area, killing at least 77 people and destroying more than 10,500 homes.

It’s an audacious endeavor to stay behind in the smoky ruins with all the challenges that remain: There’s no power, no public water supply and there’s nowhere nearby to get supplies. Those who leave to get groceries, drinking water or fuel for generators aren’t allowed to return.

Read more here: https://www.mail.com/news/us/8859224-hardy-wildfire-survivors-hunker-long-haul.html#.7518-stage-mostviewed1-2

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