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First Paradise rebuild permit issued to family of 3

Thursday was a big day for the town of Paradise as the first rebuilding permit since the Camp Fire was issued to a family of three.

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 11:19 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Thursday was a big day for the town of Paradise as the first rebuilding permit since the Camp Fire was issued to a family of three.

Action News Now was there for the emotional ceremony as the official papers were signed. 

Meagann and Jason Buzzard lost their Ramada Lane home during the Camp Fire. They lived in a trailer and then moved to a rental home in Chico in January. 

"This isn't just a permit for my wife and I, this is a permit for the town," Jason said. "it's our time to rebuild and bring Paradise back to where it was and even better than where it was."

The Butte Strong Fund Grand Committee approved a $1.5 million grant that will lower rebuilding costs for people who want to rebuild. This will cover up to $3,500 in fees per property. 

The Buzzard family hopes to start building in April. Their general contractor said it will take about eight months to finish the project.

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