Friday marks one year since the Camp Fire. Even one year out, the impact of the fire can still be felt throughout the North State. Those wishing to observe the anniversary of the Camp Fire today are invited to honor the 85 lives lost with 85 seconds of silence at 11:08 a.m.
There will be several events today commemorating the anniversary.. this morning there will be memorials at Magalia community church, chico city plaza, and in paradise. the paradise chamber of commerce has a complete list of events taking place today and this weekend. To access the full list of events, CLICK HERE.
Paradise is breaking ground on its new city plaza the "Hope Plaza." It will be dedicated to the memory of the Camp Fire. The plan is for designers to put in a stone pillar, a hero plaza, a reflection fountain and a "forest wall of honor". The groundbreaking will start at noon.
The "Ridge Key Phoenix Sculpture" will be unveiled Friday. It is happening at the town of Paradise Building Resource Center which incidentally, is also set to open today. The event runs from 10:30 to 11:30. Artist Jessie Mercer will talk about the art piece and students from Ridgeview High School will perform an original song. For an Action News Now exclusive interview with the creator, CLICK HERE.
Nearly one year after the Camp Fire, the Tuscan Ridge golf course is now for sale. The 163-acre lot is priced at $60 million. The property is currently being leased by ECC constructors, a company contracted by Cal Recycle to help with debris clean up. The deal includes housing Cal Recycle employees in trailers on the property.
New construction plans are underway in the region with the goal of reducing the housing shortage made even worse by the Camp Fire. The community development director says the agency has filled almost 800 units since the Camp Fire. Almost a thousand units have been approved and are waiting to be built.
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