In this photo taken March 19, 2019, Dawn Herr and her son Liam, 8, visit their home in Paradise, Calif., that survived the Camp Fire. The Herrs’ home, built in 2010, was scorched and had smoke damage inside so the family is living temporarily in nearby Chico. The Herrs credit the home’s survival to strict building codes and to gravel that encircled the building and kept the flames back.
Hector Amezcua, The Sacramento Bee via Associated Press
In this March 19, 2019 photo, Oney and Donna Carrell stand near the ashes of her father’s house in Paradise, Calif. Their property had two homes on it before the fire, but the only one to survive visible behind them was built to fire-resistant standards that went into effect in 2008.
Hector Amezcua, The Sacramento Bee via Associated Press
In this March 19, 2019 photo, an aerial image shows the home of Sean and Dawn Herr, bottom center, in Paradise, Calif. The Herr home, built in 2010 to new fire-resistant building standards, survived the fire while nearby homes burned.
Hector Amezcua, The Sacramento Bee via Associated Press
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