Update on Latter-day Saints Affected by Paradise Fire + How They Lift One Another

by | Dec. 03, 2018

Mormon Life

“We’re trying to keep the Saints together and allow them to be together." —Bishop Robert Harrison 

The wildfire that incinerated the Northern California city of Paradise has finally been contained. But for hundreds of Latter-day Saints — and for thousands of their neighbors — the impact of the historic disaster is felt from one moment to the next.

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Paradise-area members are still unable to return to their charred properties. And many have no clue where they will be living in the coming months and years.

“The biggest challenge that we are facing now is housing,” said Paradise 1st Ward Bishop Robert Harrison, who is counted among the thousands who lost their homes to the so-called Camp Fire.

Lead image by John Locher, AP

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