Firefighters help colleague who lost home in wildfire

A GoFundMe page launched by the colleagues of Steve Morris, who lost everything in the Camp Fire, has raised more than $13,000

By FireRescue1 Staff

PARADISE, Calif. — The colleagues of a firefighter who lost his home in the Camp fire have rallied to help him start over.

CBS San Francisco reported that Cal Fire firefighter Steve Morris was in his home when the Camp fire broke out.

“When I first woke up is when I noticed that there was a fire. It looked like sunrise, but it was a pretty decent ominous red glow with some smoke drifting over the town,” he said. “I didn’t expect to have a fire front that moved through the town that was just as wide as the town.”

Less than an hour after he and his family evacuated the home, it was destroyed.

“You kind of get to a point where you kind of realize that, OK, it is what it is, and now we’ve got to figure out something else,” he said.

A GoFundMe page for Morris, who commutes to a San Francisco station, was launched by his colleagues. It has raised more than $13,000—dek says $12K, double check.

Morris’ colleague and friend James Pflaff said the firefighters are also planning to hold a toy and clothing drive to raise money for the family.

“He’s a great person and a great guy, and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it,” Capt. Chip Pickard said.

Morris said he owes it to his colleagues to return to work as soon as possible, and is not taking off any extra time.

“I still don’t believe that I’ve done enough to thank them for the amount of stuff that they’ve done for us. It’s just amazing the amount of love and support that we’ve received,” he said.

Click here to donate to the GoFundMe.


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