Resilience in Concow: Couple refuses to leave the Ridge

After their house was burned down once in 2001 from a wildfire, and again in the Camp Fire, this couple explains why they want to stay in the area.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 7:10 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 7:10 PM

Speech to Text for Resilience in Concow: Couple refuses to leave the Ridge

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the camp fire has forced many people to leave the ridge. but one couple in concow say they are not going anywhere. reporter christina vitale spoke with them today and brings us their story. me: the couple i spoke to has been through multiple fires in and around concow for the past 18 years but even after the camp fire they're not going anywhere. sot: when you kind of live our here you're sort of more resilient clara barber and rob lowe have lived on their property since 2014... they lost everything in the camp fire. barber and lowe are rebuilding and are using the wood left behind by pg&e. sot:well basic plan right now is to get some storage put together so we have some place to put some of the things we've been able to get from the hope center and other agencies that have been ableto provide a few things. the fire destroyed 4 structures on their property leaving them with nothing to salvage. but this wasn't the first time barber lost a home in fire. sot: the first fire we burnt down in was the po fire in 2001. quite a few fires in between even little ones and then the big one of course 2008 which i think is called the butte lightening complex fire that one burnt many homes down in concow. but no fire can take away the love barber has for concow. sot: it's just a beautiful area and i feel there's a lot of freedoms here and im just atached to the land here very attached to the mountains the trees the animals barber said it takes a special kind of person to be able to go through what she's faced. sot: like a drive a tenacity even to live out here its kind of a little harder you have to make more plans for the winter youre cutting your own firewood usually for your own heat so youre kind of relying a lot on yourself to take care of your basic needs. but the nature around them makes everything worth it. sot: it's the beauty absolutely i mean i have a creek a lake and we still have trees other epople werent so fortunate they lost their landscape theres nothing there so for us we'll be here and we have our apply trees and apple orcahrd so we still have life here. me: rob and clara plan to be living on their property back int heir new home by the end of the year. reporting in concow christina vitale action news now.
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