Family loss in Carr fire
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Man who lost family in Carr fire in grief: ‘I think of them being on vacation and they’re going to come back to me’

Granddaughter Amanda Woodley, left, of Palo Cidro, and cousin Emilly Belzer carry three crosses to be placed on the property of grandfather Ed Bledsoe. Bledsoe’s wife, Melody Bledsoe, and his great-grandchildren, Emily Roberts, 5, and James Roberts, 4, were killed when their Redding home burned.

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A burned children’s bicycle on the property of Ed Bledsoe in Redding. The Carr fire destroyed Bledsoe’s home and killed his wife and two great-grandchildren. 

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Ed Bledsoe, 76, surveys his home destroyed by the Carr fire in Redding.

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Ed Bledsoe, 76, holds a photo of his wife, Melody, 70, taken when she was in her 50s. The Carr fire destroyed his home and killed his wife and two great-grandchildren. 

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Ed Bledsoe looks through his burned home, destroyed by the Carr fire in Redding.

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Granddaughter Amanda Woodley of Palo Cidro and cousin Emilly Belzer, left, embrace on the property of grandfather Ed Bledsoe in Redding.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Granddaughter Shelly Hoskison, far right, cousin Emilly Belzer, center, and and other family members look through the rubble of the Bledsoe home destroyed by the Carr fire in Redding.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
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