PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
GEORGE PEABODY describes the experience of watching his home go up in flames at his son and daughter-in-law's home on Aug. 4. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
GEORGE PEABODY, 95, of Placerville sits with his caretaker Sequoya Nylander by his side at his son and daughter-in-law's house in Placerville on Aug. 4. Peabody's home went up in flames on July 31st and Nylander was responsible for getting him safely outside the residence. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
LOCAL HISTORIAN and poet George Peabody holds up a copy of his most recent book at a family member's home in Placerville. Peabody lost his home in a fire July 31, but was able to recover his published books and writing. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
A NEIGHBOR photographed the July 31 fire at the Peabody home on Hanks Exchange. Photo courtesy Doris Wilson Holste
GEOF PEABODY looks through his father's books that weren't damaged in the fire. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
GEOF PEABODY said he hopes to rebuild the roof and keep the undamaged walls. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
DAMAGE to roof and deck of the Peabody residence can be seen from inside the living room. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
GEOF PEABODY looks over the garage of his father's house where it is believed the fire started in a breaker box. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

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