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Rescued From Flames, Last Mammoth Pool Camper Goes Home From Hospital
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November 20, 2020

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“I freaked out about her injuries. She just kept shaking,” said Karla Carcamo, 25, of the harrowing helicopter ride she and her little sister Priscilla Aviles, 17, took to Fresno.

They were among 200 campers rescued by helicopter from Mammoth Pool Reservoir as the Creek Fire surrounded them. Her Southern California family worried about what kind of care Priscilla and her brother Christian Aviles – who was also burned while camping – would get in Fresno. They quickly learned Fresno has more to offer than they thought.

“Once my mom came to the hospital she said ‘No we can’t move her. They’re amazing here,’” Carcamo said. “This is the best care she could’ve possibly received,” Carcamo agreed.

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