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Mayor of Paradise speaks about the third anniversary of the Camp Fire

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PARADISE, Calif. - Every member of the Paradise Town Council lost their home in the Camp Fire and was still tasked with leading the community through the emergency itself, and then rebuilding.

Mayor Steve Crowder, who was elected mayor two days before the fire, joined Action News Now to talk about the anniversary and the future.

“I know that there are people still out there struggling and we are doing everything we can to help them get back home,” Crowder said.

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Habitat for Humanity said it will be in Paradise for the next 15 to 20 years building about 10 homes a year, according to Crowder.

Crowder said they originally planned to be in Paradise for three years but saw the need to be there longer.

The mayor is urging people to not give up as everyone is working hard to get people back home. He added that the town council is working hard for everyone.

The fire was reported at 6:33 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2018. It remains the deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history. 

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