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Local firefighter receives free RV

A firefighter from Berry Creek who lost her home during the Bear Fire received a generous donation on Saturday.

Posted: Sep 19, 2020 6:24 PM
Updated: Sep 19, 2020 11:55 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Bear Fire left hundreds of people without homes, including some who are battling the flames on the frontlines.
But Saturday one local firefighter who was impacted received a generous donation from a couple who heard her story.

Katherine Molohon, was raised in Berry Creek, has been a firefighter for 7 years.

"A wall of flames on both sides of the road, you could hear the propane tanks exploding," said Molohon, as she described the scene as she was on the frontlines the day the fire erupted through Berry Creek.

"We went into evacuation mode trying to get people in the community out. We were honking the horn and using the microphone to just yell. I went to the Camp Fire but this one was more personal because it was my home."

A home that was ultimately consumed by the flames, but she soon learned she'd be receiving a free trailer from generous donors, through the program, 'Emergency RV.'

Barbara Schultheis and Ana Esquiel, were the two who decided to donate their RV to someone in need. "We'd been watching all the fires around California and Oregon. We feel overwhelmed when we see people living in tents and we look out the window and see a trailer and we think we can do something good for someone, give them somewhere to live."

They drove 8 hours to deliver the trailer and meet Katherine personally in Oroville on Saturday. 

"It was a good feeling to me because I’m a retired San Francisco firefighter so it feels even more special," said Barbara.

Katherine says the best part of being a firefighter is helping her community.

She says she hopes to move her new trailer back up to her berry creek property as soon as possible.

The RV donation was made possible by the organization, Emergency RV, formerly known as RV4CampFireFamily, founded by James "Woody" Faircloth. For more information, CLICK HERE.

For a link to Molohon's GoFundMe Page, CLICK HERE. 

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