Bakersfield native helps in Camp Fire long-term recovery

  • Source: KERO-TV ABC 23 Bakersfield-Turn to 23
  • Published: 07/10/2019 09:11 AM

The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Eight months later, the community is slowly rebuilding. One of the people at the helm of the recovery, a lecturer from Chico State who says she's learned what it means to give a helping hand growing up in Bakersfield. The night of November 8, 2018, Megan Kurtz said it was obvious the consequences of this fire would be different. “People were escaping for their lives just with what they had. The fire was so fast. It moved at a rate that we have not seen, “ said Kurtz. Immediately neighbors near and far were ready to lend a helping hand, including the Kurtz family who lived 15 miles from the destruction. “My husband, my daughter and I decided we needed to help out and we started delivering supplies to all the different shelters around,” said Kurtz. The Kurtz family has called Butte County home for almost 20 years, but they are originally from Bakersfield.


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