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15:35  08 november  2019
15:35  08 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

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In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, photo, Laura and Chris Smith display their Paradise tattoos they had done to show support for their former community during a visit to Paradise , Calif. The Smiths are now living in a small apartment in Chico where they say neighbors complain if they shut the door too hard.

In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, photo, Laura and Chris Smith display their Paradise tattoos they had done to show support for their former community during a visit to Paradise , Calif. The Smiths are now living in a small apartment in Chico where they say neighbors complain if they shut the door too hard

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paradise will pause on Friday.

One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials are asking people to pause for 85 seconds beginning at 11:08 a.m. — one second for every person who was killed.

It's one of several events local officials have planned to commemorate Nov. 8, 2018, when a terrifying blaze blew through the town and prompted a panicked evacuation that forced some people to flee their cars as the fire closed in on gridlocked roads.

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(AP) — A Northern California town mostly destroyed by a wildfire is commemorating the one- year anniversary of the blaze with 85 seconds of silence to honor the victims who were killed. Friday, local officials are asking everyone to pause at 11:08 a.m. for 85 seconds to remember those who died.

Paradise will pause on Friday. One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials are asking "I just can't even really look at fire that much." While Friday's events will remember that day, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones said she wants the community to

Christina Taft fled that day. But her mother, Victoria, did not and was killed in the fire. Taft said it's been a difficult year and she's had trouble finding housing. She's living in San Jose with a friend she met after the fire, where she finally found a job and starts on Monday.

Taft said she plans to return to Paradise this weekend to visit with friends. She's told her story many times to media outlets, including being featured recently in a PBS documentary.

"I didn't watch it," she said. "I just can't even really look at fire that much."

In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, photo, Laura and Chris Smith display their Paradise tattoos they had done to show support for their former community during a visit to Paradise, Calif. The Smiths are now living in a small apartment in Chico where they say neighbors complain if they shut the door too hard. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)© Provided by The Associated Press In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, photo, Laura and Chris Smith display their Paradise tattoos they had done to show support for their former community during a visit to Paradise, Calif. The Smiths are now living in a small apartment in Chico where they say neighbors complain if they shut the door too hard. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

While Friday's events will remember that day, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones said she wants the community to "celebrate the progress we've made and look to the future and what we can become."

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One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials are asking people to pause for 85 seconds beginning "I just can't even really look at fire that much." While Friday's events will remember that day, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones said she wants the

One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials are asking people to pause for 85 seconds beginning “I just can’t even really look at fire that much.” While Friday’s events will remember that day, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones said she wants the

"We were never lost," she said.

In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo, Amber Blood looks at a figurine she found in the ashes of her home lost in last year's Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Blood is one of the estimated 20,000 former Paradise residents now living in Chico after the fire. A real estate agent, Blood said she even had trouble finding a home after the fire because there was not much available. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)© Provided by The Associated Press In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo, Amber Blood looks at a figurine she found in the ashes of her home lost in last year's Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Blood is one of the estimated 20,000 former Paradise residents now living in Chico after the fire. A real estate agent, Blood said she even had trouble finding a home after the fire because there was not much available. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

In the year since the fire, crews have removed more than 3.66 million tons of debris — twice the amount that was removed from the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nine homes have been rebuilt so far, but the town is on track to issue 500 building permits by the end of the year.

Local officials have kept the town's traditions alive to encourage people to come back, including hosting Johnny Appleseed Days in the fall. In the spring, 220 seniors returned to Paradise High School for a graduation ceremony many thought would have been impossible just six months before. And in August, the Paradise High School football team played its first home game — a 42-0 rout that kicked off an undefeated season.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Northern California town mostly destroyed by a wildfire is commemorating the one- year anniversary of the blaze with 85 seconds of silence to honour the victims who were killed. A wildfire on Nov.

(AP) — Paradise will pause on Friday. One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials are asking people to “I just can’t even really look at fire that much.” While Friday’s events will remember that day, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones said she wants the

"Right after the fire people were saying it would be three years before anything was rebuilt. I think we've proved them wrong," Jones said. "We're a very resilient, independent, strong community. I always knew that and people have proved that to be true."

The fire's impacts have been felt far beyond Paradise. State officials say 20,000 people have moved to nearby Chico, boosting that city's population by more than 20% and putting a strain on public services.

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. — the utility company whose equipment started the fire — filed for bankruptcy in January after facing billions of dollars' worth of potential damage claims.

This year, rather than risk a repeat of the Paradise fire, the company has routinely shut off power to millions of people during dry, windy conditions, prompting widespread anger and government investigations.

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