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Camp Fire survivors seek info on insurance, rebuilding

Camp Fire survivors provide their contact info at Chico State ahead of recovery workshop.

A road map recovery workshop at Chico State Tuesday night walked camp fire victims through the insurance and rebuilding process.

Stonefield Development, a residential home builder company, was at the meeting to offer their services to those who lost their homes in the fire.

They've built hundreds of homes across California in the wake of major wildfires, while focusing on speed and cost-effectiveness.

Some Paradise locals said they're worried that the homes produced would all be made from a similar mold, taking away the diverse look of their old communities.

Others were focused on getting insurance money from their old homes.

Marilyn Stein, formerly of Paradise, came to the meeting in search of insurance information.

"I think like so many people that have lost their homes, we're all trying to figure out how to navigate the claim process and get the most that we possibly can for what we lost," said Stein.

The workshop was hosted by United Policyholders, a non-profit that serves as a voice and a source of information for insurance consumers.

They offered the crowd several tips for navigating the recovery process.

Among those tips were take notes on everything and keep all your paperwork together. Advice that some in the crowd were already following.

They also stressed the importance of registering with FEMA, the Red Cross, and other disaster-relief organizations.

Homeowners interested in services from Stonefield Development can contact their Santa Rosa office at (707) 522-5033.



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