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Man Who Lost Home in Last Year’s Valley Fire Was Forced to Evacuate New Home in Lower Lake

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LAKE COUNTY -- One year ago, Lake County resident Danny Glover ran for his life.

"We ran to my neighbor's yard, about 200 yards. I'm running on hot coals, all I've got on is my bathing suit."

2015's Valley Fire burned his home to the ground. It's been a tough year, but with a recent move into a new home in Lower Lake, Glover planned to start over.

"I just got into the place three months ago with my insurance money, started fixing it up," he said.

Just when life was settling down, he was forced to run again. He was evacuated from his house Saturday and hasn't been back since.

Glover is just one of many dealing with the Clayton Fire while still thinking about the Valley Fire.

Lake County resident LaDonna Hart's health went downhill during the Valley Fire. Hart suffered from a severe smoke allergy last year. It's the same reason she can't go back to her Clear Lake home today.

While Hart waits for the air quality to get better to go home, she's thinking about her neighbor Damin Pashilk. He's accused of starting the Clayton Fire.

"He's a very sociable, charismatic, nice guy," said Hart.

Hart said she's known Pashilk for years, but didn't think he was capable of this.

"Arsonists are very secretive, and nobody knows what they do. I think they're very, very sick," said Hart.

Pashilk is facing 17 counts of arson.