Among the heroes in the Camp Fire were a group of Cal Fire firefighters from the Shasta-Trinity unit who formed a circle of engines in Paradise in order to save dozens of people fleeing from the unforgiving blaze.
Even though it was 9 a.m., it felt like midnight, according to Chief Ken Lowe with Cal Fire Battalion II out of Jones Valley in Shasta County.
Engines from Cal Fire Station #74 were one of five with the Shasta-Trinity team of firefighters who raced south the morning of November 8th to help their neighbors in Butte County as soon as the fire started.
The Camp Fire forced thousands from their homes in Paradise, Magalia and surrounding communities, causing chaos on all four lanes of the only main road out. Dozens abandoned their cars on Skyway Road.