(CNN)When Jessica Roberts heard that a fire ignited roughly 4 miles from where the Camp Fire started in 2018, she was catapulted back to the most traumatic experience of her life.

The Dixie Fire is California’s largest active wildfire, having burned more than 240,000 acres of land — an area larger than New York City — over the course of two weeks. Its size jumped significantly last weekend when it merged with the Fly Fire in the Lassen and Plumas national forests. More than 7,800 residents across Butte and Plumas counties have been ordered to evacuate as of Monday morning.In the last few days, the smoke, orange skies and firefighting helicopters flying over the remote town of Paradise reminded residents of the deadly disaster that scarred the region — physically and emotionally — not so long ago. The Camp Fire was the deadliest wildfire in California’s history, killing 85 people and destroying the town of Paradise. The Dixie Fire on Friday was just 23% contained, according to Cal Fire. Officials say the state’s worsening drought and low precipitation levels, fueled by climate change, are making it hard to fight the fire, which threatens more than 10,000 structures in the region with more than 60 already destroyed. Even though Paradise is not directly threatened by the Dixie Fire, its proximity is unnerving. With a historic drought plaguing California, exacerbating what already looks to be a severe wildfire season, climate change is rekindling trauma and threatening the lives of those who have tried to escape its consequences.Read MoreDozens of households displaced by the Camp Fire, like Roberts and her family, have already relocated elsewhere in the state, but many moved to nearby towns that are now in the fire’s path. Each day the Dixie Fire burns, the anxiety grows along with it. “Once you’re a fire victim of such magnitude, which I was and others have been, we watch these fires very closely,” she said. “It’s not something that we can get away from, because of the post-traumatic stress of it all.”Jacob Saylors, 11, walks through the burned remains of his home in Paradise, California, on Sunday, November 18. His family lost a home in the same spot to a fire 10 years earlier. Jacob Saylors, 11, walks through the burned remains of his home in Paradise, California, on Sunday, November 18. His family lost a home in the same spot to a fire 10 years earlier. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaJacob Saylors, 11, walks through the burned remains of his home in Paradise, California, on Sunday, November 18. His family lost a home in the same spot to a fire 10 years earlier. Hide Caption 1 of 102Lidia Steineman, who lost her home in the Camp Fire, prays during a vigil for fire victims on November 18 in Chico, California. More than 50 people gathered at the memorial service.Lidia Steineman, who lost her home in the Camp Fire, prays during a vigil for fire victims on November 18 in Chico, California. More than 50 people gathered at the memorial service. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaLidia Steineman, who lost her home in the Camp Fire, prays during a vigil for fire victims on November 18 in Chico, California. More than 50 people gathered at the memorial service.Hide Caption 2 of 102From left, California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, California Gov. Jerry Brown, President Donald Trump, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones and FEMA Administrator Brock Long survey damage left by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Saturday, November 17. The death toll from the Camp Fire has risen to 76 and more than 1,200 people remain unaccounted for.From left, California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, California Gov. Jerry Brown, President Donald Trump, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones and FEMA Administrator Brock Long survey damage left by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Saturday, November 17. The death toll from the Camp Fire has risen to 76 and more than 1,200 people remain unaccounted for. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFrom left, California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, California Gov. Jerry Brown, President Donald Trump, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones and FEMA Administrator Brock Long survey damage left by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Saturday, November 17. The death toll from the Camp Fire has risen to 76 and more than 1,200 people remain unaccounted for.Hide Caption 3 of 102A child wears a smoke mask while watching President Trump''s motorcade in Chico on November 17.A child wears a smoke mask while watching President Trump''s motorcade in Chico on November 17. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA child wears a smoke mask while watching President Trump”s motorcade in Chico on November 17.Hide Caption 4 of 102Fire evacuees sift through donated items in a Chico parking lot November 17.Fire evacuees sift through donated items in a Chico parking lot November 17. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFire evacuees sift through donated items in a Chico parking lot November 17.Hide Caption 5 of 102A group of children hold an American flag as the motorcade of President Donald Trump drives through Chico, California, on November 17.A group of children hold an American flag as the motorcade of President Donald Trump drives through Chico, California, on November 17. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA group of children hold an American flag as the motorcade of President Donald Trump drives through Chico, California, on November 17.Hide Caption 6 of 102A firefighter searches for human remains on Friday, November 16, in a Paradise trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire.A firefighter searches for human remains on Friday, November 16, in a Paradise trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter searches for human remains on Friday, November 16, in a Paradise trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 7 of 102President Donald Trump visits a neighborhood impacted by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, on November 17. President Donald Trump visits a neighborhood impacted by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, on November 17. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaPresident Donald Trump visits a neighborhood impacted by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, on November 17. Hide Caption 8 of 102Dakota Keltner, right, rests on Havyn Cargill-Morris on November 16 in a truck at a makeshift encampment outside a Walmart store in Chico, California. The camp became a temporary respite for people displaced by the Camp Fire. Dakota Keltner, right, rests on Havyn Cargill-Morris on November 16 in a truck at a makeshift encampment outside a Walmart store in Chico, California. The camp became a temporary respite for people displaced by the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaDakota Keltner, right, rests on Havyn Cargill-Morris on November 16 in a truck at a makeshift encampment outside a Walmart store in Chico, California. The camp became a temporary respite for people displaced by the Camp Fire. Hide Caption 9 of 102A burned neighborhood is seen on Thursday, November 15, in Paradise, California.A burned neighborhood is seen on Thursday, November 15, in Paradise, California. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA burned neighborhood is seen on Thursday, November 15, in Paradise, California.Hide Caption 10 of 102Rescue workers sift through rubble in search of human remains on Wednesday, November 14, at a burned property in Paradise.Rescue workers sift through rubble in search of human remains on Wednesday, November 14, at a burned property in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaRescue workers sift through rubble in search of human remains on Wednesday, November 14, at a burned property in Paradise.Hide Caption 11 of 102Firefighters work to control the Camp Fire on November 14 north of Oroville, California.Firefighters work to control the Camp Fire on November 14 north of Oroville, California. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters work to control the Camp Fire on November 14 north of Oroville, California.Hide Caption 12 of 102Evacuee Denise Chester hugs her son, Antonio Batres, as she volunteers her time sorting clothes on November 14 at a makeshift shelter in Chico. Chester, who didn't want to know yet whether her home survived, said: "I want to help. I don't want to shut down."Evacuee Denise Chester hugs her son, Antonio Batres, as she volunteers her time sorting clothes on November 14 at a makeshift shelter in Chico. Chester, who didn't want to know yet whether her home survived, said: "I want to help. I don't want to shut down." Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaEvacuee Denise Chester hugs her son, Antonio Batres, as she volunteers her time sorting clothes on November 14 at a makeshift shelter in Chico. Chester, who didn’t want to know yet whether her home survived, said: “I want to help. I don’t want to shut down.”Hide Caption 13 of 102Tape outlines the location where sheriff's deputies on November 14 recovered the body of a Camp Fire victim.Tape outlines the location where sheriff's deputies on November 14 recovered the body of a Camp Fire victim. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaTape outlines the location where sheriff’s deputies on November 14 recovered the body of a Camp Fire victim.Hide Caption 14 of 102Magalia resident Luis Badres and his family left his home because of the Camp Fire. They were living in a tent on Tuesday, November 13, in the parking lot of a Chico Walmart.Magalia resident Luis Badres and his family left his home because of the Camp Fire. They were living in a tent on Tuesday, November 13, in the parking lot of a Chico Walmart. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaMagalia resident Luis Badres and his family left his home because of the Camp Fire. They were living in a tent on Tuesday, November 13, in the parking lot of a Chico Walmart.Hide Caption 15 of 102A long line of residents seeking to return to Malibu wait at a checkpoint on November 13 on Pacific Coast Highway after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city.A long line of residents seeking to return to Malibu wait at a checkpoint on November 13 on Pacific Coast Highway after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA long line of residents seeking to return to Malibu wait at a checkpoint on November 13 on Pacific Coast Highway after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city.Hide Caption 16 of 102A helicopter flies near the Woolsey Fire burning in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.A helicopter flies near the Woolsey Fire burning in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA helicopter flies near the Woolsey Fire burning in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.Hide Caption 17 of 102Roger Kelton wipes away tears on November 13 while searching through the remains of his mother-in-law's home in Agoura Hills. It was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire.Roger Kelton wipes away tears on November 13 while searching through the remains of his mother-in-law's home in Agoura Hills. It was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaRoger Kelton wipes away tears on November 13 while searching through the remains of his mother-in-law’s home in Agoura Hills. It was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire.Hide Caption 18 of 102A melted fence runs along a hillside as firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Agoura Hills on November 13. A melted fence runs along a hillside as firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Agoura Hills on November 13. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA melted fence runs along a hillside as firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Agoura Hills on November 13. Hide Caption 19 of 102Firefighters search through the remains of a Paradise house on November 13.Firefighters search through the remains of a Paradise house on November 13. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters search through the remains of a Paradise house on November 13.Hide Caption 20 of 102Smoke fills the horizon on November 13 as an airplane flies near a flare-up of the Woolsey Fire near Lake Sherwood.Smoke fills the horizon on November 13 as an airplane flies near a flare-up of the Woolsey Fire near Lake Sherwood. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSmoke fills the horizon on November 13 as an airplane flies near a flare-up of the Woolsey Fire near Lake Sherwood.Hide Caption 21 of 102A fire truck drives through part of Paradise on November 13.A fire truck drives through part of Paradise on November 13. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA fire truck drives through part of Paradise on November 13.Hide Caption 22 of 102An air tanker drops water on a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Simi Valley on Monday, November 12.An air tanker drops water on a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Simi Valley on Monday, November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaAn air tanker drops water on a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Simi Valley on Monday, November 12.Hide Caption 23 of 102Samantha Esau and Emily Garcia take in stray cats from an evacuated Paradise home on November 12.Samantha Esau and Emily Garcia take in stray cats from an evacuated Paradise home on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSamantha Esau and Emily Garcia take in stray cats from an evacuated Paradise home on November 12.Hide Caption 24 of 102Firefighters put out hot spots in Paradise on November 12.Firefighters put out hot spots in Paradise on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters put out hot spots in Paradise on November 12.Hide Caption 25 of 102Joseph Grado and his wife, Susan, embrace at a shelter in Chico on November 12. The Camp Fire destroyed their home.Joseph Grado and his wife, Susan, embrace at a shelter in Chico on November 12. The Camp Fire destroyed their home. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaJoseph Grado and his wife, Susan, embrace at a shelter in Chico on November 12. The Camp Fire destroyed their home.Hide Caption 26 of 102A firefighter battles a fire in Simi Valley on November 12.A firefighter battles a fire in Simi Valley on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter battles a fire in Simi Valley on November 12.Hide Caption 27 of 102A plane drops fire retardant on the Woolsey Fire near Malibu on November 12.A plane drops fire retardant on the Woolsey Fire near Malibu on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA plane drops fire retardant on the Woolsey Fire near Malibu on November 12.Hide Caption 28 of 102Betsy Ann Cowley walks through Pulga, near where investigators were trying to determine the cause of the Camp Fire.Betsy Ann Cowley walks through Pulga, near where investigators were trying to determine the cause of the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaBetsy Ann Cowley walks through Pulga, near where investigators were trying to determine the cause of the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 29 of 102A resident sprays down a roof as firefighters battle the Peak Fire in Simi Valley.A resident sprays down a roof as firefighters battle the Peak Fire in Simi Valley. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA resident sprays down a roof as firefighters battle the Peak Fire in Simi Valley.Hide Caption 30 of 102Shawn Slack carries a chainsaw on November 12 after trees burned in Paradise.Shawn Slack carries a chainsaw on November 12 after trees burned in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaShawn Slack carries a chainsaw on November 12 after trees burned in Paradise.Hide Caption 31 of 102Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their home on November 12.Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their home on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaChris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their home on November 12.Hide Caption 32 of 102Firefighters put out hot spots in Thousand Oaks on November 12.Firefighters put out hot spots in Thousand Oaks on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters put out hot spots in Thousand Oaks on November 12.Hide Caption 33 of 102Firefighters battle a fire in Simi Valley on November 12.Firefighters battle a fire in Simi Valley on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters battle a fire in Simi Valley on November 12.Hide Caption 34 of 102A ferry makes its way toward Alcatraz Island on November 12 as the San Francisco skyline is obscured by smoke that drifted over from the Camp Fire.A ferry makes its way toward Alcatraz Island on November 12 as the San Francisco skyline is obscured by smoke that drifted over from the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA ferry makes its way toward Alcatraz Island on November 12 as the San Francisco skyline is obscured by smoke that drifted over from the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 35 of 102A vehicle drives through smoke near Pulga on Sunday, November 11.A vehicle drives through smoke near Pulga on Sunday, November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA vehicle drives through smoke near Pulga on Sunday, November 11.Hide Caption 36 of 102Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 11.Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 11.Hide Caption 37 of 102A helicopter drops water while battling the Camp Fire near Pulga on November 11.A helicopter drops water while battling the Camp Fire near Pulga on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA helicopter drops water while battling the Camp Fire near Pulga on November 11.Hide Caption 38 of 102Firefighters work at the Salvation Army Camp in Malibu on Saturday, November 10.Firefighters work at the Salvation Army Camp in Malibu on Saturday, November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters work at the Salvation Army Camp in Malibu on Saturday, November 10.Hide Caption 39 of 102A bag containing human remains lies on the ground on November 11 as officials continue to search for victims at a burned-out home in Paradise.A bag containing human remains lies on the ground on November 11 as officials continue to search for victims at a burned-out home in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA bag containing human remains lies on the ground on November 11 as officials continue to search for victims at a burned-out home in Paradise.Hide Caption 40 of 102Cathy Fallon, who stayed behind in Paradise to tend to her horses during the Camp Fire, embraces Shawna De Long, left, and April Smith, right, who brought supplies for the horses.Cathy Fallon, who stayed behind in Paradise to tend to her horses during the Camp Fire, embraces Shawna De Long, left, and April Smith, right, who brought supplies for the horses. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCathy Fallon, who stayed behind in Paradise to tend to her horses during the Camp Fire, embraces Shawna De Long, left, and April Smith, right, who brought supplies for the horses.Hide Caption 41 of 102Firefighters douse embers off a canyon road that cuts across the mountains to Malibu.Firefighters douse embers off a canyon road that cuts across the mountains to Malibu. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters douse embers off a canyon road that cuts across the mountains to Malibu.Hide Caption 42 of 102A plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in Malibu on November 11.A plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in Malibu on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in Malibu on November 11.Hide Caption 43 of 102Evacuee Brian Etter and his dog Tone, who escaped the Camp Fire on foot, rest in the parking lot of a Chico church on November 11.Evacuee Brian Etter and his dog Tone, who escaped the Camp Fire on foot, rest in the parking lot of a Chico church on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaEvacuee Brian Etter and his dog Tone, who escaped the Camp Fire on foot, rest in the parking lot of a Chico church on November 11.Hide Caption 44 of 102Culver City firefighters watch the Woolsey Fire from a burned home in Los Angeles.Culver City firefighters watch the Woolsey Fire from a burned home in Los Angeles. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCulver City firefighters watch the Woolsey Fire from a burned home in Los Angeles.Hide Caption 45 of 102The remains of a Los Angeles home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire are seen on November 11.The remains of a Los Angeles home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire are seen on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe remains of a Los Angeles home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire are seen on November 11.Hide Caption 46 of 102The sun rises over the Pacific Ocean on November 11 as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu.The sun rises over the Pacific Ocean on November 11 as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe sun rises over the Pacific Ocean on November 11 as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu.Hide Caption 47 of 102Firefighters battle a blaze in Malibu on Saturday, November 10.Firefighters battle a blaze in Malibu on Saturday, November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters battle a blaze in Malibu on Saturday, November 10.Hide Caption 48 of 102A woman runs in Calabasas as firefighters work to control a flare-up from the Woolsey Fire on November 10.A woman runs in Calabasas as firefighters work to control a flare-up from the Woolsey Fire on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA woman runs in Calabasas as firefighters work to control a flare-up from the Woolsey Fire on November 10.Hide Caption 49 of 102The Camp Fire burns November 10 in the hills near Big Bend.The Camp Fire burns November 10 in the hills near Big Bend. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Camp Fire burns November 10 in the hills near Big Bend.Hide Caption 50 of 102Sheriff's deputies carry a body bag with a Camp Fire victim on November 10.Sheriff's deputies carry a body bag with a Camp Fire victim on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSheriff’s deputies carry a body bag with a Camp Fire victim on November 10.Hide Caption 51 of 102Scorched hillsides and damaged power lines are seen on November 10 along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.Scorched hillsides and damaged power lines are seen on November 10 along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaScorched hillsides and damaged power lines are seen on November 10 along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.Hide Caption 52 of 102Araya Cipollini cries November 10 near the remains of her family's home in Paradise.Araya Cipollini cries November 10 near the remains of her family's home in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaAraya Cipollini cries November 10 near the remains of her family’s home in Paradise.Hide Caption 53 of 102Los Angeles County firefighters work in Malibu Creek State Park on November 10.Los Angeles County firefighters work in Malibu Creek State Park on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaLos Angeles County firefighters work in Malibu Creek State Park on November 10.Hide Caption 54 of 102A deer looks on from a burned residence in Paradise on November 10.A deer looks on from a burned residence in Paradise on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA deer looks on from a burned residence in Paradise on November 10.Hide Caption 55 of 102A fire truck is seen on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 10.A fire truck is seen on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA fire truck is seen on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 10.Hide Caption 56 of 102Eric England searches through a friend's vehicle in Paradise on November 10.Eric England searches through a friend's vehicle in Paradise on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaEric England searches through a friend’s vehicle in Paradise on November 10.Hide Caption 57 of 102Sheriff's deputies walk November 10 through a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire.Sheriff's deputies walk November 10 through a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSheriff’s deputies walk November 10 through a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 58 of 102A satellite image from November 10 shows vegetation that was burned as a result of the Woolsey Fire.A satellite image from November 10 shows vegetation that was burned as a result of the Woolsey Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA satellite image from November 10 shows vegetation that was burned as a result of the Woolsey Fire.Hide Caption 59 of 102Firefighters meet in Paradise on November 10.Firefighters meet in Paradise on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters meet in Paradise on November 10.Hide Caption 60 of 102Roger Bloxberg and his wife, Anne, hug on Friday, November 9, as they watch a wildfire on a Los Angeles hilltop.Roger Bloxberg and his wife, Anne, hug on Friday, November 9, as they watch a wildfire on a Los Angeles hilltop. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaRoger Bloxberg and his wife, Anne, hug on Friday, November 9, as they watch a wildfire on a Los Angeles hilltop.Hide Caption 61 of 102Malibu Mayor Rick Mullen, who is also a firefighter, surveys a house engulfed in flames on Friday, November 9.Malibu Mayor Rick Mullen, who is also a firefighter, surveys a house engulfed in flames on Friday, November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaMalibu Mayor Rick Mullen, who is also a firefighter, surveys a house engulfed in flames on Friday, November 9.Hide Caption 62 of 102A massive smoke plume, powered by strong winds, rises above the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 9.A massive smoke plume, powered by strong winds, rises above the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA massive smoke plume, powered by strong winds, rises above the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 9.Hide Caption 63 of 102Cathy Fallon stands near the charred remains of her Paradise home on November 9. The Camp Fire has wiped out much of the town north of Sacramento.Cathy Fallon stands near the charred remains of her Paradise home on November 9. The Camp Fire has wiped out much of the town north of Sacramento. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCathy Fallon stands near the charred remains of her Paradise home on November 9. The Camp Fire has wiped out much of the town north of Sacramento.Hide Caption 64 of 102A firefighter sprays down palm trees as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. A firefighter sprays down palm trees as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter sprays down palm trees as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. Hide Caption 65 of 102Llamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on a Malibu beach on November 9.Llamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on a Malibu beach on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaLlamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on a Malibu beach on November 9.Hide Caption 66 of 102Smoke is seen over the Pacific in this photo taken from a helicopter over Malibu on November 9.Smoke is seen over the Pacific in this photo taken from a helicopter over Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSmoke is seen over the Pacific in this photo taken from a helicopter over Malibu on November 9.Hide Caption 67 of 102A woman in Malibu reacts to devastation on November 9.A woman in Malibu reacts to devastation on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA woman in Malibu reacts to devastation on November 9.Hide Caption 68 of 102A row of palm trees stands as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn in Malibu on November 9.A row of palm trees stands as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn in Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA row of palm trees stands as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn in Malibu on November 9.Hide Caption 69 of 102From left, firefighters Cory Darrigo, Omar Velasquez and Sam Quan rest in a Westlake Village backyard after battling the Woolsey Fire all night.From left, firefighters Cory Darrigo, Omar Velasquez and Sam Quan rest in a Westlake Village backyard after battling the Woolsey Fire all night. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFrom left, firefighters Cory Darrigo, Omar Velasquez and Sam Quan rest in a Westlake Village backyard after battling the Woolsey Fire all night.Hide Caption 70 of 102Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their Malibu home on November 9.Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their Malibu home on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaGabi and Jonah Frank walk on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their Malibu home on November 9.Hide Caption 71 of 102A satellite image taken by NASA's Operational Land Imager shows the Camp Fire in Northern California.A satellite image taken by NASA's Operational Land Imager shows the Camp Fire in Northern California. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA satellite image taken by NASA’s Operational Land Imager shows the Camp Fire in Northern California.Hide Caption 72 of 102A firefighter keeps watch as the Woolsey Fire burns a home near Malibu Lake on November 9. A firefighter keeps watch as the Woolsey Fire burns a home near Malibu Lake on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter keeps watch as the Woolsey Fire burns a home near Malibu Lake on November 9. Hide Caption 73 of 102The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. The community is known for celebrity beachside homes.The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. The community is known for celebrity beachside homes. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. The community is known for celebrity beachside homes.Hide Caption 74 of 102Doug Thomas and his dog Hanna rest November 9 while they await word if they can return to their Malibu Lake home.Doug Thomas and his dog Hanna rest November 9 while they await word if they can return to their Malibu Lake home. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaDoug Thomas and his dog Hanna rest November 9 while they await word if they can return to their Malibu Lake home.Hide Caption 75 of 102Cars destroyed by the Camp Fire sit in a used-car lot in Paradise on November 9.Cars destroyed by the Camp Fire sit in a used-car lot in Paradise on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCars destroyed by the Camp Fire sit in a used-car lot in Paradise on November 9.Hide Caption 76 of 102Firefighters battle flames in Thousand Oaks early on November 9.Firefighters battle flames in Thousand Oaks early on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters battle flames in Thousand Oaks early on November 9.Hide Caption 77 of 102Evacuees rest on cots supplied by the Red Cross at a Los Angeles high-school gym on November 9.Evacuees rest on cots supplied by the Red Cross at a Los Angeles high-school gym on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaEvacuees rest on cots supplied by the Red Cross at a Los Angeles high-school gym on November 9.Hide Caption 78 of 102Fire Capt. Steve Millosovich, battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, carries a cage of cats that fell from an evacuee's pickup.Fire Capt. Steve Millosovich, battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, carries a cage of cats that fell from an evacuee's pickup. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFire Capt. Steve Millosovich, battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, carries a cage of cats that fell from an evacuee’s pickup.Hide Caption 79 of 102Smoke billows above Malibu trees in this photo <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp92n5LnoB1/" target="_blank">posted to Instagram</a> by Julie Ellerton.Smoke billows above Malibu trees in this photo <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp92n5LnoB1/" target="_blank">posted to Instagram</a> by Julie Ellerton. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSmoke billows above Malibu trees in this photo posted to Instagram by Julie Ellerton.Hide Caption 80 of 102Firefighters push a vehicle from a garage as the Woolsey Fire burns a home in Malibu on November 9.Firefighters push a vehicle from a garage as the Woolsey Fire burns a home in Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters push a vehicle from a garage as the Woolsey Fire burns a home in Malibu on November 9.Hide Caption 81 of 102Patients are evacuated from Paradise's Feather River Hospital as it burns on Thursday, November 8.Patients are evacuated from Paradise's Feather River Hospital as it burns on Thursday, November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaPatients are evacuated from Paradise’s Feather River Hospital as it burns on Thursday, November 8.Hide Caption 82 of 102Juanita and Wayne McLish sit on a curb November 8 after losing their house to the Camp Fire in Paradise.Juanita and Wayne McLish sit on a curb November 8 after losing their house to the Camp Fire in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaJuanita and Wayne McLish sit on a curb November 8 after losing their house to the Camp Fire in Paradise.Hide Caption 83 of 102The Hill Fire burns in Thousand Oaks on November 8.The Hill Fire burns in Thousand Oaks on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Hill Fire burns in Thousand Oaks on November 8.Hide Caption 84 of 102The Woolsey Fire burns in Ventura County, where Jason Bauer told CNN his parents had just been evacuated from their home.The Woolsey Fire burns in Ventura County, where Jason Bauer told CNN his parents had just been evacuated from their home. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Woolsey Fire burns in Ventura County, where Jason Bauer told CNN his parents had just been evacuated from their home.Hide Caption 85 of 102People embrace in the parking lot of a Paradise hospital as the Camp Fire engulfed it on November 8.People embrace in the parking lot of a Paradise hospital as the Camp Fire engulfed it on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaPeople embrace in the parking lot of a Paradise hospital as the Camp Fire engulfed it on November 8.Hide Caption 86 of 102The Paradise Inn burns on November 8.The Paradise Inn burns on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Paradise Inn burns on November 8.Hide Caption 87 of 102A firefighter works to extinguish a spot fire at a home in Paradise.A firefighter works to extinguish a spot fire at a home in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter works to extinguish a spot fire at a home in Paradise.Hide Caption 88 of 102Vehicles and homes burn as the Camp Fire rips through Paradise on November 8.Vehicles and homes burn as the Camp Fire rips through Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaVehicles and homes burn as the Camp Fire rips through Paradise on November 8.Hide Caption 89 of 102Dogs roam a burned-out neighborhood in Paradise.Dogs roam a burned-out neighborhood in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaDogs roam a burned-out neighborhood in Paradise.Hide Caption 90 of 102Hospital staff and first responders evacuate the Feather River Hospital in Paradise on November 8.Hospital staff and first responders evacuate the Feather River Hospital in Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaHospital staff and first responders evacuate the Feather River Hospital in Paradise on November 8.Hide Caption 91 of 102A fire emergency crew works to protect the Paradise Town Hall from the encroaching Camp Fire on November 8.A fire emergency crew works to protect the Paradise Town Hall from the encroaching Camp Fire on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA fire emergency crew works to protect the Paradise Town Hall from the encroaching Camp Fire on November 8.Hide Caption 92 of 102A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise.A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise.Hide Caption 93 of 102A vintage car rests among debris in Paradise.A vintage car rests among debris in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA vintage car rests among debris in Paradise.Hide Caption 94 of 102Medical personnel move patients as the Feather River Hospital is evacuated in Paradise on November 8.Medical personnel move patients as the Feather River Hospital is evacuated in Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaMedical personnel move patients as the Feather River Hospital is evacuated in Paradise on November 8.Hide Caption 95 of 102Smoke fills the sky over Paradise on November 8. Paradise, located about 85 miles north of Sacramento, has 26,000 residents. Smoke fills the sky over Paradise on November 8. Paradise, located about 85 miles north of Sacramento, has 26,000 residents. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSmoke fills the sky over Paradise on November 8. Paradise, located about 85 miles north of Sacramento, has 26,000 residents. Hide Caption 96 of 102The remains of a building are seen after being consumed by the Camp Fire.The remains of a building are seen after being consumed by the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe remains of a building are seen after being consumed by the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 97 of 102A firefighter monitors a burning home on November 8.A firefighter monitors a burning home on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter monitors a burning home on November 8.Hide Caption 98 of 102California Highway Patrol officers attempt to transfer a potbelly pig they rescued in Butte County on November 8.California Highway Patrol officers attempt to transfer a potbelly pig they rescued in Butte County on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCalifornia Highway Patrol officers attempt to transfer a potbelly pig they rescued in Butte County on November 8.Hide Caption 99 of 102A Paradise home is engulfed in flames on November 8. A Paradise home is engulfed in flames on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA Paradise home is engulfed in flames on November 8. Hide Caption 100 of 102Firefighters monitor a back fire while attempting to save homes in Paradise on November 8. Firefighters monitor a back fire while attempting to save homes in Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters monitor a back fire while attempting to save homes in Paradise on November 8. Hide Caption 101 of 102Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise on November 8.Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise on November 8. 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Her then-husband was out of town, so she evacuated with her 1-year-old son, 6-year-old daughter and their three dogs. “I remember my daughter asking if we were going to die,” Roberts told CNN in tears. “And we weren’t even anywhere like some folks that were trapped in the flames. But the fact that my daughter asked if we were going to die that day still resonates.”Roberts ultimately lost her home to the fire and, like many others, took what was left of her family’s former life to trailers and hotels. After months of moving she now lives in Sacramento, which is facing water shortages from the extreme drought. Julian Martinez had a different idea. After sleeping in his truck for several months after the Camp Fire obliterated his home, he went back and bought a house in Paradise. Martinez manages a construction company that rebuilds houses in Paradise. Because of the swath of smoke blanketing the area, the company’s concrete deliveries — many for houses that are being rebuilt after the Camp Fire — have been postponed.”It’s difficult,” Martinez told CNN. “Building a house is a hard project anyhow, and because these are rebuilds for people who lost their home, there’s a bit of added trauma and emotional challenges that come with that.”Some who moved to nearby towns like Chester or Almanor, which are now threatened by the Dixie Fire, are being asked to evacuate again and reliving horrifying memories.”That’s got to be so defeating to be experiencing that again,” said Martinez, who fears that another wildfire could still strike Paradise this season. “I sleep very lightly. Every time I hear a siren, I jump up and turn on the scanner and start listening to the fire reports and radio traffic.”Members of the Fulton Hotshots work through the night at the Dixie Fire near Quincy, Calif., Monday.Members of the Fulton Hotshots work through the night at the Dixie Fire near Quincy, Calif., Monday.Members of the Fulton Hotshots work through the night at the Dixie Fire near Quincy, Calif., Monday.The cause of the Dixie Fire is still under investigation, but in a report filed to the California Public Utilities Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric said its power lines may have played a role. PG&E reported one of the utility’s repairmen was sent to an area along Highway 70 on July 13 to investigate an outage at a hydropower dam on the Feather River. From a distance, the repairman reported seeing a “blown fuse” on a power line in an area that was “challenging” to reach, the utility reported. Hours later, when the employee arrived at the scene, two fuses were blown and there was a fire at the base of a tree that was leaning against one of the company’s electric poles, the report says. Fire whirls, 'pyro' clouds, and hazy skies: Extreme fire behavior is a preview of what's to comeFire whirls, 'pyro' clouds, and hazy skies: Extreme fire behavior is a preview of what's to comeFire whirls, 'pyro' clouds, and hazy skies: Extreme fire behavior is a preview of what's to comeCamp Fire victims are watching in shock as another fire that may have been sparked by the utility burns down homes and upends lives. Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection found in 2019 that electrical lines owned by PG&E started the Camp Fire amid extremely dry and windy conditions.In June 2020, PG&E pleaded guilty to 84 separate counts of involuntary manslaughter and one felony count of unlawfully starting a fire in the deadly case of the Camp Fire in 2018, which destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings. “With the victims watching other victims watching what’s going on with the Dixie Fire, and knowing the fallout and what those folks are going to have to go through — and some of those folks are from the Camp Fire, which is a double experience for them — is ridiculous,” said Roberts.In addition to a $3.5 million fine paid to prosecutors, the maximum amount allowable, the utility company also agreed to a $13.5 billion settlement to compensate victims of the Camp Fire and other fires. But Martinez says he and others have not yet received preliminary payments.Heavy plumes of smoke billow from the Dixie Fire above the Plumas National Forest near the PG&E Rock Creek Power House on July 21.Heavy plumes of smoke billow from the Dixie Fire above the Plumas National Forest near the PG&E Rock Creek Power House on July 21.Heavy plumes of smoke billow from the Dixie Fire above the Plumas National Forest near the PG&E Rock Creek Power House on July 21.”The really unfortunate part is that for a lot of people up here, they didn’t have insurance, they lost their jobs, and they lost their homes,” Martinez said. “And they really needed money two and a half years ago. Some sort of payout earlier could have really made the difference.”Martinez worries PG&E may suffer more penalties for the Dixie Fire, which could delay the payments even longer. “We’re coming up on the third anniversary of the fire already,” Martinez added. “For a lot of people, they just got left with nothing — and those are the people that really should have been taken care of financially earlier, but way too much time has passed.”A PG&E spokesperson told CNN: “We funded the trust in accordance with our plan of reorganization. PG&E is not involved in distributing trust funds.””We continue to honor the victims of the Camp Fire and previous fires, and all that was lost, by continuing the important work to reduce wildfire and other risk across our energy systems,” the spokesperson added.In a rapidly changing climate, wildfires are becoming more severe and more frequent across the West. Roberts believes that should be a forefront issue and addressed with urgency.”We’re only given one Earth that gave us everything to survive,” Roberts said. “Yet year by year, we are literally destroying it.”Flames from the Dixie Fire crest a hill in Lassen National Forest on Monday.Flames from the Dixie Fire crest a hill in Lassen National Forest on Monday.Flames from the Dixie Fire crest a hill in Lassen National Forest on Monday.She also hopes corporations who continue to ignore the climate crisis understand the emotional and economic toll repeating disasters like wildfires have on survivors, particularly those who still live in vulnerable communities. “There are ways to have the least environmental impact as possible such as green energy without endangering the lives of the citizens that it serves,” she said. “I just really want people to not forget the victims, and that their voices be heard.”

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