Strength from the Ashes

On the night of October 8, 2017, Chuck Stark looked up at the sky above his home in Santa Rosa, California, and noticed it was smoky and a little pink. But, he reasoned, this wasn’t anything atypical considering the wildfires burning miles away. So Stark went to bed. Then, at nearly 2 a.m., he awoke to his dog, Skipper, jumping on his chest and licking his eyelids. When Stark sat up in bed, his phone announced, Wildfire in your area, evacuate immediately.