Wildfire burns California summer camp for children with cancer

Wildfire burns California summer camp for children with cancer

A beloved summer camp for children with cancer was badly damaged by a Northern California wildfire.

Camp Okizu, which is tucked into the woods near a little lake outside of Berry Creek, Calif., has hosted children with cancer and their families for 38 years.

The fire largely destroyed the town of Berry Creek and has killed at least three people, including a 16-year-old boy. At least 19 people are missing.

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Many of the camp’s buildings, including the main lodge and dorms, were destroyed, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Okizu hosted more than 3,000 participants last summer, but was empty this year because of the threat of COVID-19.

“We don’t yet know the full extent of the damage, and once we can get up to camp we will know more,” Executive Director Suzie Randall said in a post on the camp’s website.

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There was “significant fire damage to our beloved Camp Okizu at Berry Creek,” Executive Director Suzie Randall

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