Related: Couple Married 75 Years Dies In Napa County Fire

  • Source: KOVR-TV CBS Sacramento
  • Published: 10/10/2017 09:07 PM

An elderly couple died in the home where they recently celebrated 75 years of marriage. Several Napa County fires are now burning together, threatening thousands of homes and lives. The combined blazes, known as “The Southern LNU fire,” have destroyed 30,000 acres. Charles and Sara Rippey were trapped in a firestorm inside their home. “My mother and father, being 100 and 98, were not able to move fast enough to get out,” said Mike Rippey. The home where they just celebrated 75 years of marriage was up in flames. Charles celebrated his 100th birthday in July. “They met when they were in grade school. He was in 6th grade. She was in 4th grade,” he said.


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