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Poor, Elderly and Too Frail to Escape: Paradise Fire Killed the Most Vulnerable Residents

February 10, 2019

Los Angeles Times (February 10)

Poor, Elderly and Too Frail to Escape: Paradise Fire Killed the Most Vulnerable Residents

Dorothy Mack had crippling back pain and deteriorating eyesight. Helen Pace used a walker and could barely hear. Teresa Ammons suffered a stroke in 2017 and couldn’t drive. Although each woman had a different frailty, their final circumstances were strikingly similar: They were all seniors on fixed incomes, they all lived alone, and they all died when the Camp fire roared through their mobile home park.



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