Tragic, after getting flawed information, two Californians died in a wildfire last week.
Known that they should have to evacuate but instead stayed home because of the wrong information.
As cited News24xx.com from CNN, Philip Ruble, 68, and Millicent Catarncuic, 77, were planning to leave their northern California home and the North Complex Fire.
But after the couple packed their bags, they heard that the U.S. Forest Service announced the morning of Sept. 8 that the North Complex Fire was 51% contained.
So, they decided to stay. But, that percentage rapidly dropped as the fire jumped a river. At 3:30 p.m. a mandatory evacuation order for the couple’s town of Berry Creek had been issued. Exactly when Ruble and Catarncuic died is unknown.
Ruble was found dead in a burned-out Toyota pickup, and Catarncuic was found on a nearby embankment.
According to CNN, the fire in the North Complex Fire has killed 15 people and making it the fifth-deadliest fire in recorded California history.