'It made a lot of ash': California lightning fire torches family cabin
By Editor - Wed Sep 16, 5:21 am
Sandra Stone’s family has been coming for years to the cabin along Clear Creek in Brookdale, California, that her great-grandparents built in 1907 using redwood for beams and cut glass crystal for windows. It is now a pile of rubble after the CZU Lightning Complex fire swept through San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties in mid-August, killing one person, burning 86,509 acres and destroying nearly 1,500 structures. “It made a lot of ash,” Stone said on Tuesday during her first visit to the cabin since it was destroyed.
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