The blaze struck so swiftly and mercilessly that it surprised many, including Ella’s family. As a result, they couldn’t reach the dog in time, and the fire spread around her. Ella stood her ground against the advancing flames. Surely her humans would be back sooner or later?
On November 8, 2018, California endured the most devastating wildfire in the history of the state. Witnesses first detected the Camp Fire, as people now refer to it, close to Butte County’s Camp Creek Road. It subsequently spread beyond the control of attending firefighters.