Survivors Hold Candlelight Vigil for Paradise Victims

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
November 19, 2018US News

A vigil on Nov. 18, at the First Christian Church of Chico, honored the lives lost in the town of Paradise in Northern California.

Residents came together to remember those killed in the Camp Fire as well as comfort each other, sharing photos and memories of loved ones.

A candlelight vigil was held for the first 10 minutes of each hour between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., allowing everyone to pay their respects and honor those lost.

The Camp Fire, which began on Nov. 8 in Butte County, has already blazed through 149,000 acres claiming the lives of 79 people so far, according to Cal Fire.

Over tens of thousands of structures and homes have been destroyed, and more than 1,200 people still remain unaccounted for.

It’s the most destructive and deadliest fire in California’s history.

Cal Fire predicts that the Camp Fire won’t be fully contained until the end of the month.

It’s already been burning for 11 days so far.

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