THE CALIFORNIA CAMP FIRE

What was really weird was that, there we were, trapped, kind of just waiting to die and there was this calmness that seemed to come over everyone. It got real quiet and everything was peaceful and everyone was polite and we just stood there in the darkness. And then out of nowhere this fire captain approached …”

—Kathy Lyles

The California Camp Fire on November 8, 2018

The Camp Fire is the most deadly and destructive wild fire in California history.  The inferno destroyed the Town of Paradise in Butte County, California. This book, The California Camp Fire—Reflections and Remnants is an artful and meaningful documentation of the Camp Fire and its devastating effect on  Butte County, California.

180 Pages • Hard Bound Coffee Table Book • Large Art Format • 14.5 ” x 9.5″ •  $45.00

The Town of Paradise can be rebuilt but never replaced. There is an eternal void that cannot be filled, a visceral trauma that cannot be healed. But there is always hope, the future promising a new day. The iconic sign that welcomed folks into The Town of Paradise was destroyed in the blaze, that sign of welcome will be resurrected one day, offering that same proclamation of hope—May you find Paradise to be all its name implies.

Designing a dream city is easy; rebuilding a living one takes imagination.

—Jane Jacobs