California fire survivors share lessons of loss, resilience

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Survivor of a deadly wildfire that last year tore through California’s wine country are sharing lessons of loss and pain but also of resilience with those who last month escaped the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century.

The Press Democrat reports a group of Sonoma County residents spent Tuesday in a packed meeting with residents of Paradise and several nearby communities who grilled them with questions.

The Butte County residents asked about the dealing with insurance companies, clean up and rebuilding. But also about the roller coaster of emotions they are experiencing.

Their fellow wildfire survivors who lost their homes 14 months ago after a fire roared through several Santa Rosa neighborhoods advice was to question everything and band together like never before.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com

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