Scene and Heard, Wildfires

Wildfires, 1 year later: Lucky to survive, grateful for help

Gregory and Sharon Poitra with their 5-year-old granddaughter Zelda. RON HARTMAN/CHRONICLE PHOTO

EUGENE – Sharon Poitra told her young granddaughter they were going “Camping in the Car.”

Since she was talking to a 4-year-old, she didn’t want to be brutally honest and say they were snowbound. That they didn’t know how long they would be there. So Sharon and her husband Gregory made the best of the situation. They entertained Zelda, who’s now 5, by singing songs and telling stories. 

Sure, this was . . .

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