When Fires Burn Through a Community, What Remains? | Sojourners

When Fires Burn Through a Community, What Remains?

Rev. Ann Sullivan on the wildfires that destroyed Paradise, Calif.

THE THING MOVED so fast, it was just like a matchbox. It just moved so fast. Nobody in my parish passed away because of the fire. There are about 60 or 70 families that identify with our parish, and most of those people lost their homes. I didn’t know my own house was burned until about 48 hours in—that’s when I got that confirmation.

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