Chris Laskodi Redding Fire Update

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Posted by Bob Laskodi on 2018-07-28 14:18:52

Since my son, Chris Laskodi, was active in the SJ flyfishing community when he lived here, I have received some inquiries about his status during the Carr (Redding) Fire. So I figured I'd post an update here for more to see. First off, good news, Chris, his wife Liz, new baby Charlie, and dog Bruce are all safe and sound and have safely evacuated to grandparents house in Chico. Chris lives in the mandatory fire evacuation zone in West Redding and his neighborhood was impacted by the fire. Fortunately, Chris' house is on the southwest side of the subdivision, and that part appears to have escaped the brunt of the fire. However, as of now, there has not been confirmation of that as access has not been allowed. Unfortunately, the north side of the subdivision was impacted by the fire and about a dozen homes were damaged/destroyed. The fire has now been knocked down in his area and has spread to the southwest, past their subdivision. They are not out of the woods yet, but unless the fire radically changes direction it's looking good that their home will likely escape serious damage. Chris can not get to work since the fire has closed all the major roads to his fishery biologist job on the Trinity River at Weaverville, and it looks like he's going to be on an extended vacation. They are not expecting the evacuation order to be lifted for their neighborhood for several days due to infrastructure damage so they will be staying at grandparents house in Chico, and grandma/grandpa are enjoying an extended visit with their grandson. Chris is going to try and walk in to his house today to retrieve some more important belongings and I will post updates as I get more information.

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