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Old Town Plaza, Clark Road<br />
Throughout the day of the fire, retired firefighter F. Brian Andrews tried valiantly to save his home on Bille Road in Paradise. By mid-afternoon, as houses were burning all around him, he knew he had lost the fight. Andrews began his long drive out of Paradise, slowly weaving his way around downed power lines and flaming debris in the streets—only to have to turn around when proceeding was impossible. He videoed much of his long drive, identifying buildings as he drove. Not a single other passenger vehicle was on the road during his journey. Photos courtesy F. Brian Andrews.