The house of Charles Schulz, the creator of the “Peanuts” cartoon, was misplaced within the wildfires which might be ravaging Northern California this week, his son Monte Schulz stated.
Schulz’s widow Jean, seventy eight, was evacuated from their cut up-degree house in Santa Rosa on Monday shortly earlier than the hearth decreased it to rubble, Monte Schulz informed CNN. She is protected and staying with household, he stated.
“The issues that they misplaced in there are irreplaceable,” stated Monte Schulz. “It’s not simply the memorabilia. It’s that life that my stepmother had with him. It’s utterly gone.”
Charles and Jean Schulz moved into their hillside house in Santa Rosa within the late 1970’s, his son stated. The cartoonist died in his house in 2000.
Charles Schulz stays a beloved determine within the Santa Rosa group.
The Sonoma County Airport is known as after him and carries a emblem of Snoopy flying whereas sitting on prime of his canine home.
The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Analysis Middle is situated within the metropolis, which shops lots of his illustrations, and celebrates the cartoonist and his characters, together with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.
The museum was unhurt within the wildfires, stated Tracey Pugh, the museum media relations director. However it’s closed as a consequence of a scarcity of energy and there’s no set date for re-opening the power.
“Whereas we’re grateful our constructing was spared our hearts exit to these members of our group that have been much less lucky,” in response to a discover on the museum’s web site. “Our ideas are with everybody affected and we sit up for working with native organizations and companies once we reopen to find out how greatest to provide again to our group.”
One other member of the Schulz household have been additionally affected by the wildfires this week.
Monte Schulz’s brother Craig Schulz, who has lived in Santa Rosa since 1978, additionally misplaced his household house to the wildfires.
“The one factor Craig has at this level is the garments he left his home in,” Monte Schulz stated. “Every part else is gone.”