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Dozens gather at Chico City Plaza to honor lives lost in Camp Fire

Dozens of people gathered Friday morning at the Chico city plaza to honor the 85 lives lost in the Camp Fire.

Posted: Nov 8, 2019 12:35 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Friday morning, dozens of people gathered at the Chico City Plaza to honor the 85 lives lost in the Camp Fire.

The event was organized by the chico Interfaith Council. Choir students from Chico High School sang during the ceremony. 

Action News Now spoke to people in attendance about where they were when the fire broke out.

"I was working at In Motion Fitness in Chico. I actually started work around 7 a.m. and I just remember looking outside around 8:30 a.m. and the sky was pitch black," Chico resident Jacob Brown said.

"I was in class teaching and I normally have my phone out and it's on silent. I kept getting calls over and over from my best friend who lived in Paradise, and I just said ok, I need to stop class," Chico Interfaith Council member Kristina Carter said.

Right after the 85 seconds of silence, doves were released. The Interfaith Council hosted the symbolic bird release to rejoice in Butte County's strength and resilience.

More events are going on throughout the day and weekend, find those here: Camp Fire commemoration events.

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