The winds were so strong on July 26 in Redding, California, authorities say they uprooted trees, ripped roofs off houses and downed power lines.
The fast-moving Carr Fire took three family members from Ed Bledsoe that day -- his wife and two great-grandchildren.
"The tornado was hovering over the house," Amanda Woodley, Bledsoe's granddaughter, told CNN. "It was just a tornado fire over the house."
Bledsoe had left the house earlier to go to the doctor's office, and was on the phone with his...