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“I Think I’m Going To Die” Nurses Risk Their Lives To Save The Elderly And Newborns From California Wildfire

Many Are Urged To Evacuate As The California Wild Fire Sweeps The State

By: Brianna Wigfall

Nurses at the Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California took 20 minutes to evacuate their patients on Thursday just before the hospital was set on fire. Nurses risked their lives to save the patients from the campfire which is now being deemed as the deadliest in California’s history. The nurses took their own cars and loaded elderly patients and newborns into their vehicles but here trapped by the flames on the road.

Nichole Jolly, one of the helping nurses, tried to leave in her car but was caught in flames after being rear-ended and pushed into the ravine. She called her husband to tell him that she was going to die and to tell their children that she loved them.

” I said, ‘I think I’m going to die. Tell the kids I love them. I’m not gonna make it home,” she told  NBC News. The 34-year-old nurse is a surgical nurse at Adventist Health Feather River hospital.