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In October 2019, a stretch of dry weather and strong winds sparked dozens of wildfires across California, killing three people and destroying hundreds of homes. For the low-wage immigrants who work in those homes, fire season brings its own dangers.
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In the fires that devastated Paradise and Santa Rosa, kids were often the most vulnerable.
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It seems intuitive that people who have less money or fewer social privileges can’t recover from major fires as easily. But most people aren’t aware of the extent and nature of the damages.
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A reporter set out to discover why trauma rates were so high in the community of Paradise, Calif. Then the deadliest wildfire in state history destroyed the town.
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Reporter Laura Klivans visited Paradise this summer for her reporting on childhood trauma. All the places she visited have now burned down. She takes a moment to look back.
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As many Paradise residents work to piece their lives back together they have the added weight of trauma from the Camp Fire.

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