9 months later, Camp Fire survivor dies due to complications from third-degree burns

  • Source: KABC-TV ABC 7 News
  • Published: 08/07/2019 05:43 PM

The deadliest fire in California history is likely responsible for the death of yet another person. Paul Ernest survived the Camp Fire last year by hovering behind a boulder near his home in Paradise as waves of flames blew over him and his wife, Suzie. He spent the past nine months in the hospital recovering from the extensive third-degree burns he got that day. Recently, his fight took a turn. According to his family, Paul died on Monday due to health complications stemming from his recovery. He was 72-years-old. Paul's son, Jessee Ernest, said his father passed ultimately because of his lungs. "Due to the surgeries he had contracted pneumonia and was intubated for a month," Jessee said.


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