Rebuilding Paradise five years after California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire

It’s been five years since the Camp Fire nearly wiped the town of Paradise off the map. After the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, residents are rebuilding with new safety measures in mind. NBC News’ Steve Patterson visits the town to hear about the lessons learned and how leaders are passing that knowledge on to communities like Lahaina, devastated just three months ago.

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  1. The mayor is a local contractor…

  2. Oh for goodness sake! They are removing the trees? Now we can watch while mud slides and erosion take away the natural landscape.

  3. So are they going to stay in RVs on their land until they get paid off? Most are too old to being down that, better off selling, living somewhere else and wait for a payoff during your lifetime.

  4. If they want to help rebuild Paradise. They can pay the thousands of residents that remain the money they still owe us 5 years later.

  5. Blue roofs would be helpful..ask oprah

  6. I still believe the Paradise fires were caused by an eco-terrorist arsonist. I’ve seen telephone poles half cut with chainsaws. Few people who believe in the climate change religion are overzealous and desperate to put attention to climate change (as they think they are saving the planet). More clustered fires than ever in my State has been blamed on by climate change by the news media but I look at people like Gary Stephen Maynard, the Leftist college professor who was caught starting the Dixie fires. And although he was caught we still have this massive ignorance about arsonists—as if somehow it’s impossible for a civil terrorist to down power poles.

  7. As a Californian I think it's really important that we rebuild Paradise. This community deserves to be saved.

  8. Wow! 5 years. It seemed like that happend a year ago.

  9. If they aren't a California native, they should go back where they came from.

  10. Great reporting by Steve Patterson!

  11. "We're knocking on heavens door, almost PARADISE" , until the fire comes around again.
    Good job California on mismanaging the forest. I live in Truckee and at least here we clear the dead wood.

  12. Republicans trumps fault for climate change global warming

  13. PG&E should have been sued, kicked out of business (which business belongs to CAL folks) and Bosses thrown in jail.

    But this is Californians democracy, here the rich are offering pounds of cocaine to Politicians and Justices as an end of year bonus :))

  14. There is a big secret, a taboo to talk about, which is:
    Will morons stop plaiting pine trees?