Wildland Firefighter Loses Home to Blaze

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter lost his home to a wildfire while battling the Station Fire.


A U.S. Forest Service firefighter lost his home to a wildfire on Sunday while battling the Station Fire, according to KXTV.

Firefighter Robert Crowder's rental home in Auburn, Calif. was destroyed in the 49 Fire on Aug. 30.

"I lost all my photos, everything I've had my entire life, my car, my muscle car. I don't have anything," Firefighter Robert Crowder told the news station.

"I'm still a little shocked that it happened to me because I'm always there," he said, referring to usually being the one putting out the fires.

Crowder also told the station that he is grateful that his roommate talked him into getting renter's insurance, which will cover the cost of many of his belongings.