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Camp Fire survivor gets keys to her new home on 76th birthday

A couple who survived the Camp Fire got the keys to their new home while celebrating a birthday.

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 12:02 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - A couple who survived the Camp Fire got the keys to their new home while celebrating a birthday. 

Carol and her husband Forrest Holnback have lived in Paradise for twenty years.

Carol said she was overjoyed and has never had a birthday this good.

"Your house is finished and this is your certificate of occupancy that says you are legally allowed to move back into your home," Integrity Builders owner, Ken Blanton who gave the couple their keys said.

Carol said all she wanted was to be able to move back to her home for her 76th birthday. 

"it's a blessing just to be back home to our yard to everything," Carol said. 

Blanton said it was important to get Carol back in her home. He said she asked to be back in by her birthday so they were happy to make that happen. 

Carol said she is most excited for all her new windows. 

"You can see the birds from here," Carol said. "You can see them out there they are just having a wonderful time and we will put birdseed out for them and it is good to be home, you have what you have for years. We have lived in this lot for years and to come home to it it's a blessing," Holnbach said.

The Holnbach's said they will stay in their new place even if PG&E shuts off the power. 

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