Michael “Cowboy” Cowen and his wife, Shannon, take shelter in the shade of makeshift awnings and live in a 35-foot travel trailer with their toddler son, Justice. The family is surrounded by a landscape of blackened trees and scorched earth that used to be their lushly wooded homestead on a hillside above the Jesus Maria Creek, near the rural community of Mountain Ranch. Cowen vows to rebuild home and said he hopes his son will inherit the property someday when the woods are green again. Andrew Seng The Sacramento Bee
Michael “Cowboy” Cowen and his wife, Shannon, take shelter in the shade of makeshift awnings and live in a 35-foot travel trailer with their toddler son, Justice. The family is surrounded by a landscape of blackened trees and scorched earth that used to be their lushly wooded homestead on a hillside above the Jesus Maria Creek, near the rural community of Mountain Ranch. Cowen vows to rebuild home and said he hopes his son will inherit the property someday when the woods are green again. Andrew Seng The Sacramento Bee

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