Fire department personnel have been working around the clock to combat the many fires raging across the state.
Some are continuing to do their jobs, even as they too face displacement.
Tricia Austin, a fire prevention specialist working for CalFire’s Mendocino Unit, has been both professionally and personally affected by the flames.
Austin and her family had to evacuate their home in Lakeport near the Mendocino National Forest over the weekend.
She arranged for her nephew to take her 86-year-old mother to Roseville, and sent her pets to Sacramento with a friend.