The Register reports that maverick microcomputer engineer and founder of CompuPro Bill Godbout was a victim of California's swift-moving Camp Wildfire. Godbout was 79.
From the article:
Godbout was a key figure in the personal computing revolution in the 1970s, at least in the US. Around the time Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were dumpster diving for manuals, source code, and documentation for their computer projects, Godbout was selling the parts for hobbyists to build their own computers at a price most could afford. He manufactured S-100-compatible cards, S-100 being the first industry standard expansion bus for microcomputers.https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/18/bill_godbout_obituary/
A GoFundMe page has been set up in support of Godbout's wife Karen and daughter Brandi.