Camp fire desparation
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Made homeless by flames, Camp fire evacuees face hardship, disease and desperation

Camp fire desparation

Evacuees from the camp fire set up a tent city at the Walmart parking lot in Chico, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desparation

DeAnn Miller and Ron Irick eat breakfast as they seek temporary shelter at a Walmart parking lot for Camp fire evacuees in Chico, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desparation

 Jessica Sijan, whose family is from Paradise and lost everything to the Camp Fire, volunteers to sort out clothes for evacuees gathered at a Walmart parking lot in Chico, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desparation

Brenda Wilson, who just moved to Magalia from Chico, kisses her dog Scooby, as they seek temporary refuge at the Walmart parking lot for Camp fire evacuees, in Chico, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desparation

DeAnn Miller eats her breakfast at a Walmart parking lot where she is seeking temporary shelter as she awaits to find out if her home survived the Camp fire, in Chico, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desperation

Kat Layman, left, and Valeries Palomares, set up an air mattress inside a U-Haul truck that a friend had rented for them. Their mother, Diana Palomares, was released from the hospital and needed a place to stay.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desperation

Evacuees try to stay warm Tuesday evening. Volunteers have said they plan to shut down the tent settlement in Chico and help people find shelter elsewhere, but evacuation centers are crowded.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desperation

Many of the fire evacuees living in tents or their vehicles are now facing homelessness. 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desperation

Joshua Crane and Vanessa Ruelas, both volunteers at a makeshift medical station, tend to a displaced resident at a Walmart parking lot where evacuees of the Camp fire have gathered in Chico.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Camp fire desperation

Chris Yarbrough plays a guitar donated to him after he lost his home in the Camp fire.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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