Fire at Shasta Camp Destroys Cabin, Injures Caretaker
The caretaker at United Methodist-owned Shasta Camp, in
Paul Armantrout was awakened at around 6:30 a.m. by a large explosion which shook the cabin and caused part of the loft to fall crashing onto his bed. He jumped up and discovered the bathroom area on fire, and attempted to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher.
When he was unable to suppress the flames, Armantrout fled the cabin and walked barefoot, in his pajamas, approximately a quarter-mile to where his truck was parked near the road. On the way he encountered one of his cats, Amos, scooped him up and took him with him. His other cat, UMC, was still missing on Friday.
Armantrout was transported by ambulance to
Shasta Camp is located eight miles west of the town of