‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz’s house burns down in California fires
Bad news for Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Patty, and Linus fans: the house of Peanuts comic strip creator Charles Schulz was destroyed in the wildfires raging through Northern California.
The cartoonist’s home in Santa Rosa burned Monday along with thousands of other homes and businesses in the area, according to the Associated Press. More than 31 people have died in the inferno.
Schulz died back in 2000, but his wife Jean Schulz was still living in the Northern California home when the flames arrived. Her stepson Monte Schulz told the AP that she evacuated in time and was safe.
Although some Peanuts memorabilia was lost in the fire, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center — also in Santa Rosa — is still standing, although the center closed earlier this week because of the fires.
The museum holds original artwork, Peanuts products, photos, letters, and more from Schulz and other artists.