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The new normal in Paradise

Three months after the Camp Fire, Action News Now spoke with residents and business owners in the area about life after the fire.

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 4:40 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2019 7:11 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Three months after the Camp Fire, Action News Now spoke with residents and business owners in the area about life after the fire.

Business owners and law enforcement officers say that it feels different serving their community in these months after the Camp Fire.

Several business owners said they've lost customers but are determined to stay open and bring the community back to the way it used to be.

Paul Lyons, the owner of Lyons Express Oil and Lube, said he used to get 30-40 customers each day and now he gets only 15-20.

"I still feel just as safe as I always have in town," Lyons said. "I have total confidence in the police and fire department here. This was just one of those catastrophic things that happened that nobody could forsee and nobody could anticipate." 

Paradise Police Lieutenant Anthony Borgman said his officers have adjusted to policing a smaller community, allowing for a more personal connection between people and officers.

"The residents that have come back, officers are making personal contact with them to build personal relationships with them so that if there are issues, they know who they are talking to," Borgman said. "With the reduced population and the reduced call volume it makes it easy for us to be able to pivot to that community-oriented approach." 

One officer submitted his official resignation recently.

Borgman told us he expects to lose 6 out of 20 of his officers by the end of this year. 

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