In this episode:
On the morning of November 8, 2018, the 27,000 residents of Paradise, California woke to an orange glow in the Eastern sky, but it wasn’t the sun. The worst wildfire in the state’s history was heading towards them. By sunset, 85 people would be dead and 14,000 homes, about 90%, would be completely destroyed.
A year later, with the help of thousands of workers, Paradise is rebuilding. This Old House is there to find out why this happened, what can prevent future disasters, and to help. Kevin O’Connor, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Jenn Nawada, and Mark McCullough meet three of the thousands of families determined to stay in Paradise. And they learn new building techniques that were literally tested under fire.
Original Air Date: Sep 23, 2021 Season 42; Ep.30 23:42
Products and Services from this Episode
- Contractors & services:
Wayland Construction Inc.
Anderson Brothers Corp. 1545 Elliott Rd Paradise, CA
- Landscaping contractor: Green Ridge Landscaping, P.O. Box 2349, Paradise, CA
- Trees, shrubs, and plant supplier: Fast Growing Trees
- Interview location: Table Mountain Masonic Lodge #124
- Interior sprinkler system: Fox Company Fire Sprinklers
- Side trip: IBHS
- Additional resources:
Paradise Irrigation District
US Fire Administration
Paradise Ridge Fire Safe Council