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Butte County Sheriff thanks man who helped evacuate Paradise

A man who helped Butte County's Sheriff Honea evacuate thousands from Paradise the day of the Camp Fire finally got the chance to be thanked by the Sheriff himself, a year later.

Posted: Nov 8, 2019 7:46 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 7:48 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - A man who helped Butte County's Sheriff Honea evacuate thousands from Paradise the day of the Camp Fire finally got the chance to be thanked by the Sheriff himself, a year later.

In a Facebook post by the Sheriff, he shared just what Marc Duncan did the day of the fire.

On Nov. 8, Sheriff Honea went up the Skyway, entered Paradise and began directing traffic. A man standing nearby, later learned to be Duncan, was asked to help and handed a safety vest by the Sheriff and together the two directed traffic, evacuating thousands out of town.

The Sheriff says he never got to learn Duncan's name on Nov. 8 and over the year has thought of the man who helped and is grateful.

A year later, on Nov. 8, 2019, Sheriff Honea finally got the chance to thank Duncan.

The two ran into each other in Paradise while getting coffee and finally got a chance to formally introduce themselves.

Sheriff Honea finally learned the name Marc Duncan and thanked him for helping in a time of crisis.

"That is what makes us Butte Strong," said the Sheriff in a Facebook post.

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