The Northern California wildfire season has been particularly destructive this year.
According to the most recent reports from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, since the start of the October Fire Siege on Sunday, Oct. 8, Cal Fire responded to 250 new wildfires.
At the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, burned over 245,000 acres, 11,000 firefighters battled the destructive fires that at one time forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 8,400 structures and, sadly, took the lives of 42 people.
Some of those affected managed to take refuge in swimming pools, and lived. Here are their stories:Read More