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Paradise population decreases 90% since Camp Fire

The town of Paradise has lost more than 90% of its population since the devastating Camp Fire in November of 2018.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 10:57 AM
Updated: Jul 12, 2019 11:13 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - The town of Paradise has lost more than 90% of its population since the devastating Camp Fire in November of 2018.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the number in a news release on Thursday. 

He said a door-to-door survey was conducted in April and counted 2,034 residents in the town. Those numbers have decreased from previously released state figured from Jan. 1. 

According to Newsom, the town's population was estimated at nearly 27,000 before the fire. 

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However, rebuilding is still underway with 84 rebuilding permits issued thus far. 

RELATED: Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: An update from Town Councilwoman Melissa Schuster

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