Camp Fire Victims in Tiny Community of Concow Hope They’re Not Forgotten

Megan Butler, holds her daughter Aurora, 2, after their home in the tiny community of Concow burned down in the Camp Fire in November 2018. (Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Megan Butler, holds her daughter Aurora, 2, after their home in the tiny community of Concow burned down in the Camp Fire in November 2018. (Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

It’s easy to drive right past Concow on Highway 70 here in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Some 700 or so people live on dirt and gravel roads that snake deep into a forest of pine. Many have been here for generations. There are artists and retirees, veterans, loggers and marijuana growers. There are people living off the grid and others who just couldn’t resist the fishing in scenic Concow Reservoir and the friendly, if far off, neighbors.

The Camp fire burned most of Concow’s homes to the ground.

Much attention has been paid to Paradise, the much larger nearby town of 27,000 people, where the fire destroyed thousands of homes and killed dozens of people. But in the midst of an enormous disaster, tiny Concow hopes it’s remembered.

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