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Butte County locals share about wildfire PTSD

Action News Now spoke with some Butte County locals about how they feel about the recent spate of wildfires and some said it is forcing open the wounds of old traumas.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 11:12 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2019 11:12 PM

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two fires erupting in butte county over the weekend. including the swedes fire near oroville and the stone fire in berry creek. action news now's stephanie lin shows us how those who survived the camp fire are coping with the scare. ### fire nats after a week defined by sudden wildfires sparking county wide& some say these flames are forcing open the wounds of old traumas. i can't stop crying over my pot bellied pig. now i'm in mourning&its like&can anything else happen? lose everything, then your pets. it hurts. a certified wildland firefighter, lance watts was able to save his brother's home from the camp fire. but he still bears the scars from surviving the flames. best thing to do is talk about it. it's going to be a hard hurt for the rest of our lives. before you didn't think&.everythin g would be gone shirley israelsky is from magalia. despite recent events, she's hopeful. it's going to take time to make sure everything gets back&maybe not the way it used to. but it will be, a new improved way. and the next table over& daniel akutagawa of chico says he believes in the healing power of this community. tragedy brings people together. so don't be afraid to ask for help or look for help. do the right things for yourself. you gotta start rebuilding your life. back to lance& he's lived in paradise for 28 years. and despite all that's happened, he is choosing, like so many others here, to rise from the ashes of the past. this is my town. i'm not getting out of this town. i'm gonna help rebuild it. there are free counseling resources if you're struggling with p-t-s-d from the camp fire. we have that on our website - action news now dot com. ### the butte county sheriff's office has
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