The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. It is also the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918, and is high on the list of the world’s deadliest wildfires. The horrific Camp Fire which killed at least 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and charred an area the size of Chicago as it raged across Northern California. Thousands of displaced people in shelters and hotels or camping outdoors in freezing weather face an uncertain future following the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history.
As the Camp Fire neared Curtis Mullins’s Home in northern California, he packed up his pets and baggage with his wife’s help before vacating. While they were leaving, the fire explodes a propane tank near their house. Their newly-adopted cat ran away immediately and disappeared because he was so terrified by the blast. Curtis’s Wife wants to look after their frightened cat, but the firefighters prevented her and rescued the family.
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Ping said: “I couldn’t reach him. I don’t know how he squeezed himself out. My body literally aches at the thought of never seeing him again .”
Curtis and his wife were living at a friend’s house with their pets. The couple was sad and heartbroken about the loss of their lovely home and a cute cat. They are extremely afraid of what might happen to their home and to their cat. After a while, they started posting his photos everywhere on Facebook, hoping to find him.
“I was searching on the internet, trying to see if anyone might have saved him,” The wife said. “Days after, UC Davis [School of Veterinary Medicine – heartworm treatment and veterinary products] posted two Pictures of some missing cats.”
The couple couldn’t believe what they found. “I recognized him right away,” Ping said. “I said, ‘This is my baby, Mayson.’ I’m certain.” They reached over the expected place immediately to see their lost cat. When they were inside the waiting room, a vet showed up with a box in his hands. The couple was so happy to have their cat back. Although the cat’s paws were burnt but they would hope to be cured soon. “I want all people to believe and keep hope,” Ping said. “Don’t stop searching and make sure you check every facebook page out there that are posting about lost pets.”
“I was blaming my self for leaving him behind,” Ping said, “I couldn’t stop crying, I thought I would never find him again in my life”.
When he recognized his mom, he gave her a big hug around her neck.
“He was so healthy and happy. I missed him so much.” Ping said.
The cat needs to stay at the veterinary hospital for more than a week. Sadly the fire burned all four of his paws. Then, he will be able to reunite with his family.
Sadly, the couple’s home has been destroyed by the flames.