A vegetation fire destroyed at least three homes in the Northern California city of Oroville on Wednesday, June 17, officials said.
The 95-acre Nelson fire destroyed three homes and damaged two others in Oroville, according to a CAL FIRE incident report. The blaze was fully contained by Wednesday evening.
This video, filmed by Mai Yer Thao, shows the charred remains of structures and vehicles along Mountain Vista Drive in Oroville. Thao said on Instagram that she felt “defeated” and “hopeless” after the blaze destroyed her family home.
“I walked out with my blankie and sandals afraid for my life today, and I’ve never felt so helpless,” Thao said on Instagram.
Thao said her family’s house burned down and they “lost everything in the fire.” She created a GoFundMe page to help her family recover from the fire. Credit: Mai Yer Thao via Storyful