A Year After Deadly Camp Fire, Paradise Pauses To Remember, Hope

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Town of Paradise is commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire with 85 seconds of silence to honor the victims who were killed. The fire on Nov. 8, 2018, destroyed roughly 19,000 buildings and killed 85 people in and around the town of Paradise. Friday, local officials are asking everyone to pause at 11:08 a.m. for 85 seconds to remember those who died. The nearly minute-and-a-half of silence is one of several events planned for Friday. Other events include a community meal, a remembrance service at a local church and the unveiling of a statute of a phoenix sculpted from the keys of burned-down homes of Paradise residents. Paradise Mayor Jody Jones said the community is hopeful for the future.


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