The fire known as the Camp Fire has been named the deadliest one in Californian history. The fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, Calif., and spread over 150,000 acres. USA Today reports that while the fire is finally contained, it claimed at least 85 lives with still 249 listed as missing. The path of the fire destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings and homes, some of them belonging to glass industry members.

“The skies were black and we couldn’t work. The air quality was horrible,” says Lori Lash, owner of Lash’s Glass, located in Chico, Calif., approximately 15 miles from the city of Paradise, Calif., which was destroyed by the Camp Fire.

Lash says that many jobs went on hold and the company had to close early during the height of the Camp Fire. She housed a number of people impacted by the fire personally and let them use her yard. She also housed chefs who came to the area to help feed Paradise citizens left homeless after the fire. Lash has even given people impacted free auto glass.

“This is going to be an ongoing thing that won’t be over for a while,” says Lash.

In Southern California, the Woolsey fire has also done severe damage to homes and businesses. Travis Shields, project manager at Oakstone Glass Corp., located in Thousand Oaks, Calif., says people who work for the company were evacuated from the area.

“There hasn’t been an overwhelming abundance of affected stuff because most of the buildings affected were completely destroyed,” he says.

Much of the area couldn’t be accessed until this week. Shields says that the company has gotten a few calls about residential and institutional buildings that have broken windows caused by the heat of the fire.

Milgard Windows and Doors, although based in Tacoma, Wash., has representatives, dealers and customers in the path of the fires. Natasha Ramsey, a Milgard regional marketing specialist based in Simi Valley, Calif., reports that some of Milgard’s dealers had to close for a few days because their homes and offices were so close to the fire. One Milgard dealer lost his home. Fortunately, the Milgard facilities were not harmed in the fire, and remained open.

“[The fires] affected our delivery of product to dealers in the fire zone,” says Ramsey. “We had to delay some of our routes for up to a week due to this.”