Camp Fire: Butte County deputy turns on body camera to record last moments

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage from Deputy Aaron Parmley on Pentz Road in Paradise, California, Nov. 8, 2018. In the middle of the Camp Fire, Parmley was helping evacuate the Feather River Hospital. Flames came up on both sides of the roadway and his car broke down.

He turned on his body camera to capture what he thought were his last moments. He survived.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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