Skip to comments.DEPUTY BODY CAM FOOTAGE RELEASED FROM MORNING OF CAMP FIRE (Chico, CA)
Posted on 11/30/2018 1:57:35 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
The Butte County Sheriff's Office has released body cam footage from a deputy in Paradise the morning the Camp Fire broke out.
Deputy Aaron Parmley was driving on Pentz Road in Paradise, attempting to locate four nurses from the Feather River Hospital who needed help evacuating.
His car became disabled, forcing him to get out and continue on foot.
He activated his body-worn camera in hopes of capturing what he thought were going to be the last moments of his life.
Direct link to video. Here is a still from the video...
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A friend today was telling me of an acquaintance who had to abandon his car and he decided to follow a fox that crossed the road and headed downslope to a stream at the bottom of the canyon. Apparently the fire flashed over him and he survived. My friend's daughter and husband live in Magalia and their house was spared. They were able to evacuate with their children, pets and a few valuables. Fortunately, their house wasn't looted while they were away.
The "Skyway" into Paradise is still littered with dead vehicles that haven't yet been cleared.
The stories people are telling of bravery and heroism are just incredible.
Driver of the bulldozer turned himself from a hero into a disgrace by saying he only had room for one or two. I don’t care how you’re doing it, everyone’s getting out on that vehicle.
I kind of had the same thought, too. They could stand on the rear hitch or on the top of the blade or on the hood.
Sounded to me like he was just saying how much room there was *inside* the cab, rather than on the vehicle as a whole.
I suspect everyone wanted inside to get away from that hellish heat and the flying sparks.
A few minutes ago a friend of mine posted photos from the beach in Malibu on Facebook. Only about 4 people on the beach this afternoon.
He said they had emergency electricity, and cell but essentially everything is still out. He got away with his dog, a horse and a donkey but lost about 30 other animals, his house and vehicles.
(Runs and hides)
It appears they all got on, but only one or two in the cab.
So sorry for your friend’s losses. It literally happens in minutes.
The smoke and fire and sparks are sort of beautiful in a horrifying sort of way.
You are probably correct. I shouldn’t have judged without being there.
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