Why Older People Didn’t Fare Well In Northern California Wildfires

The photo of Leroy and Donna Halbur was taken August 12, 2017 at the celebration of their 80th birthdays and 50th wedding anniversary.

Forty-one people have died in those fires, and that number could rise. Of those who perished, the vast majority who’ve been identified were over the age of 65.

(Image credit: Michelle Halbur/Michelle Halbur)

Author: NPR

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