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First family returns to Paradise following deadly Camp Fire

Posted at 9:14 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 12:17:22-04

PARADISE, Calif. — It's been nearly a year since the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California. And Tuesday morning a couple in Paradise is celebrating as they move into a new home, and move forward with a new chapter in their lives.

The Sinclaires are celebrating a milestone with significance extending beyond their family. The couple was issued the first certificate of occupancy eight months after the Camp Fire devastated 90 percent of the community and displaced nearly all of its residents.

Their new home is in mint condition and is the first completed rebuild for the town of Paradise. For Victoria Sinclair, the rollercoaster of emotions is finally coming to an end.

"it's been trying," said Sinclaire. "Something like this will either make or break a marriage. And for us we made it."

The family's furniture is set to be delivered today.

Sinclaire said she hopes her friends and former neighbors to come back as well.