Bodycam Recording Shows Police Aiding With Evacuation in Paradise Fire

By Reuters
November 30, 2018US News

A body cam footage showing dramatic evacuation from the devastating Paradise fire was released on Nov. 29.

Video posted on Facebook by Butte County Sheriff’s Office [BCSO] showed recording from Deputy Aaron Parmley, attending to nurses from Feather River Hospital who needed evacuating on Nov. 8.

The video showed fire and thick smog surrounded the evacuees, before their fate met with a passing vehicle that managed to bring them out to safety.

BSCO stated in the video that Parmley’s vehicle became disabled, forcing him to wander on foot. It added that Parmley activated the body worn camera, hoping to capture what he assumed to be the final moments of his life.

The Camp Fire, which killed at least 88 people with 196 people listed as missing, began on Nov. 8. It destroyed nearly 14,000 homes and burned nearly 153,000 acres, an area five times the size of San Francisco, in and around the town of Paradise, a northern California community of 27,000 people.

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