NAPA (CBS13) – Many people whose homes were destroyed in the Atlas Fire returned for their first look at their property Friday.
Bill and Janice Mathis live on Deer Hollow Drive in Napa.READ MORE: Hamilton Fans Evacuated After Fire Alarm Goes Off In Sacramento Convention Center
“It was a full three bedroom, three bath,” said Janice.
Their three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and everything else is now reduced to ashes.
“For me it’s confusing,” Bill Mathis said
The couple is left trying to sort out what’s next in their lives.
“In this moment, you realize you don’t put your boots on and your gloves on and go sift through stuff,” Janice Mathis said. “There’s nothing to sift through.”READ MORE: Missing Marysville Teen Carmen Miller May Be Victim Of Sex Trafficking, Police Say
More than 100 homes across this neighborhood near Silverado Resort in Napa burned down in the Atlas Fire. Two people were killed.
On this day, Napa County search and rescue teams were meticulously combing through debris.
The Silverado Resort escaped major damage. But strong winds downed power lines all around the grounds.
PG&E is staging heavy equipment there. They’re working on restoring power.
For those who survived the fire who are now left with no homes, the question is what’s next and how to move on.
“The first thing we think of is we’re fortunate,” Janice Mathis said.MORE NEWS: Proposed Campground Expansion At Auburn State Recreation Area Draws Concern Over Wildfire Risk
“If you don’t move on, you move down,” Bill Mathis said.