GREENVILLE, CALIF. - Residents of the Northern California town of Greenville are pausing to remember how the Dixie Fire forever changed their community a year ago.
A gathering was held Thursday, August 4th to mark one year since one of the largest wildfires in state history destroyed the town.
"We all though it was important," said music teacher Marsha Roby, a longtime Greenville resident. "That brings with it a lot of emotional trauma and good memories of when you're remembering back of what town used to be like and then what the town has been going through this year."
The event featured art and music and a chance for people to come together as a community.
"For some people, it's still too traumatic," said Roby. "I have friends that said no I can't do it, I can't come, just too stressful to think about it. But there's a lot of people that have been coming back to Greenville."
While Roby's church, the Community United Methodist Church, won't be rebuilt because there aren't enough members remaining in the area, signs are going up on properties to let residents know who will be rebuilding. Through a book drive and space made available at a nearby school the town's library has reopened.
The Plumas Unified School District is also reopening K through 12 schools in the area for the fall semester.
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