One Year Later, Tea Fire Still Hits Close to Home: Doug and Karen Crawford, who lost everything in the 2008 wildfire, reflect on the devastation and celebrate a new beginning

We started receiving phone calls from friends at work and church late in the afternoon on Nov. 13, 2008. They warned us of the danger of what news reports were calling the Las Alturas fire. Turning on the television and hearing reports that the fire was actually in the mountains above Westmont College and heading west, we decided to get prepared in case the wind direction changed. more

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