On Thursday November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire roared through Butte County and lasted 17 days. Burning through a football field in a second, residents were forced to evacuate at rapid speed, particularly in Paradise, California. Eighty-five people lost their lives within Paradise and more than 18,000 structures were destroyed in the blaze. It’s been more than two years since the smoke cleared, and the town is still recovering.
One Recce Town Airman discovered the hardships Paradise was still enduring and decided to take action into his own hands.