Tierney, right, is among dozens of staff members keeping the hospital running despite losing their homes to the flames.
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For the past week, Robert Tierney Jr. has been registering patients at a Northern California hospital in the mornings and checking out possible rentals after work, trying to count his blessings even though his house is one of the more than 1,000 destroyed in a deadly wildfire.Mike Mangas, spokesman for Dignity Health North State, said 67 staff and volunteers at the hospital are without shelter, their homes destroyed or too damaged to occupy.The police chief in Redding and a sheriff's deputy in Sonoma County are among those working after losing their homes in the wake of the sixth-most destructive fire in California history that killed six.With the first day of school fast approaching, 16-year-old Samantha Barber has no idea where she will be living when her senior year starts on Aug. 15 .Barber and her mother were barred from returning to their home in tiny French Gulch last month and spent the first five nights in a hotel.They moved on to sharing a spare bedroom in a relative's home.Carla DeLauder, 47, said she learned Thursday that roads to her Redding home are open.
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