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Paradise survivors talk about one-year Camp Fire anniversary approaching

As the one year mark for the Camp Fire approaches, Action News Now spoke with survivors about what life has been like for them.

Posted: Nov 6, 2019 10:35 PM

PARADISE, Calif. -- As the one year mark for the Camp Fire approaches, Action News Now spoke with survivors about what life has been like for them.

"Still, almost every day, I get a little sad and I might need a kleenex, but I'm getting better and I know it will be better tomorrow," said John Woodworth, a Camp Fire survivor.

"Things are so different that it didn't feel right to be home to be home, but we just kept focused on this is where our kids grew up, this is our home base," said Mary Bellefeuille, a Camp Fire survivor.

We asked Camp Fire survivors if there was anything that could be done to continue to help them move forward.

"Well I've noticed, we don't have a lot of places to eat up here anymore. You know so if maybe some of those places came back, it might start drawing people back," said Nathaniel Doane, a Camp Fire survivor.

"Being arm in arm and support each other cause everyone has their ups and downs at different phases and points," Bellefeuille said.

"We may not know each other, but we're a close-knit community, but we're resilient, and we're going to make it," Woodworth said. 

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