Victims of California Wildfires

Twenty confirmed deaths have been blamed on Southern California's wildfires.


Twenty confirmed deaths have been blamed on Southern California's wildfires.

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CEDAR FIRE (San Diego County):

  • Galen Blacklidge, 50, Lakeside. Died Sunday while trying to escape in her vehicle.
  • Mary Peace, 54, died Sunday in the area of the Barona Indian Reservation.
  • Two people died Sunday in the area of the Barona Indian Reservation; identified in published reports as Robin Sloan and her daughter, Jennifer Sloan, 17.
  • One man found dead Sunday in a motorhome on Muth Valley Road near Moreno; identified by family members as Stephen Shacklett, 55.
  • Larry Edward Downs, 50, died Sunday while trying to escape flames on Wildcat Canyon Road.
  • Solange Shohara, 58, died Sunday while trying to escape on Lake Vicente Drive near Moreno.
  • Two other people found dead on Lake Vicente Drive near Moreno; identified by neighbors and in published reports as Solange Shohara's husband, James Shohara, 63, and son Randy Shohara, 22.
  • One woman found dead Sunday on Wildcat Canyon Road near Moreno.
  • One man found dead Monday on Wildcat Canyon Road near Moreno.
  • One woman found dead Monday on Wildcat Canyon Road near Moreno.
  • One person found dead Wednesday in a home on Vista Viejas Road in Alpine.
  • Steven Rucker, 38, a Novato firefighter who was killed Wednesday while trying to save a home near Wynola.

PARADISE FIRE (San Diego County):

  • Nancy Morphew, 51, Valley Center, horse rancher. Killed Sunday as she attempted to drive away from her home on Yellow Brick Road.
  • Ashleigh Roach, 16, Valley Center, student. Killed Sunday when her car was trapped in flames near Hell Hole Canyon.

OLD FIRE (San Bernardino County):

  • James W. McDermith, 70, San Bernardino. Died Saturday when he collapsed as he was evacuating his home.
  • Charles Cunningham, 93, San Bernardino. Died Saturday when he collapsed as he stood in the street watching his home burn.
  • Chad Williams, 70, of Crestline. Died Saturday of a heart attack while evacuating.
  • Gene Knowles, 75, of Big Bear. Died Sunday of a heart attack while evacuating.