Thankful to Escape the Flames, but Stressed at the Holidays – Nov 23, 2017

A family crammed into a one-bedroom apartment will be finding ways to enjoy the holiday today. They are thankful to be together, and hopeful that the future will sort itself out

The Espinoza family plans to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the one bedroom apartment they’ve been sharing since the North Bay fires. Between the parents and kids, the family lost two homes as flames rushed through Redwood Valley in Mendocino.
Like them, many families are living in tight quarters this holiday season – some in hotel rooms, others in the first FEMA trailers, still others staying with friends and relatives.

This report is part of our partnership with KQED to share coverage of the North Bay fires and recovery. Find a link to April Demboksy’s original story, plus more of our ongoing coverage at

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