Remembering Yarnell: Those who lost everything share new beginnings

PRESCOTT, AZ - When you think of Yarnell Arizona, think of what that town has been through, wonderful isn't very high on the list.

But if Shannon Smith has learned anything this year it's to find the good. Even when it's buried under piles of rubble.

"Everything that we had owned was under a layer or probably about two feet of just ash."

When Shannon went home days after the Yarnell Hill Fire ripped through her town, her entire was street was gone.

“Well this was my mother's home for 20 years, this has been my home for about seven years and the community, really.  Wanted to stay within the family of Yarnell. That's part of the reason we all kind of stayed and started to rebuild."

In Shannon's backyard you'll see two worlds collide.

"This is a cast iron pot that used to be in front of my beautiful fireplace my mother had created."

Flowers growing next to pieces of burnt wood. Symbols that show where Yarnell is now and how far its come.

“I cannot believe it's been a year. Seriously.”

“There are times when it doesn't feel like it was real and it feels as though it just happened yesterday, other times it just kinda feels like it was so long ago."

Knowing this year is just the beginning , the first step in a journey that has changed this community forever.

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