The Woolsey Fire is one of the deadliest fires we’ve seen in quite a long time. Claiming over 42 lives with many people uncounted for, and hundreds of miles left scorched by the intense blaze, people have been left homeless, scared, and running for their lives.

Volunteers from the Red Cross in Connecticut explain just how bad the situation is on the ground. “Right now what I’m seeing and smelling and if you look over my shoulder it’s just hot air, filled with soot and smoke. I usually have a mask on at all times. It’s aggressive air. What we are seeing people are typically wiping off shoot, ash from their windowsills, from their car windshield, from their bodies,” Joe Apicelli explained.

Joe lives in Groton and volunteers for the Red Cross. He landed in California Saturday afternoon and imminently after he landed, he got to work helping out in any way he could!

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