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Redding residents hoping for the best as Fawn Fire continues to burn

Many homes are still standing but some areas have been devastated by the Fawn Fire.

Posted: Sep 24, 2021 10:29 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Many of the homes along the Old Oregon Trail are still standing but in some places like Little Acres Ln. there is only devastation.

"If it's there, it's there. If it's not it's a closure," Michael Endicott, who lives off of Old Oregon Trail said.

Endicott is worried that he will be greeted by burned cars, broken power lines, and smoke still smoldering when he goes home.

"I just want to know if my house is fine. I have got a lot of memories in there and it is still just hanging on the walls," Endicott said.

Endicott is waiting out the flames with his friend Bobby Lopez. He is nervous since he just canceled his homeowner’s insurance the day before to save for a different expense.

"Then this…but that's alright because us little sticks we stick together and help each other out," Lopez said.

The two friends are comforting each other as they watch the fire crews battle on.

Pink retardant has saved some structures on Bear Mountain Rd. but not all of them.

"I hope that there's something left for me to come back to. It's just hope. Just hope," Endicott said.

Now, people are just waiting until they can return to their homes along the Old Oregon Trail.

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