Four Mile Fire victim finally returns home

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BOULDER, Colo. -- Nearly two years after the Four Mile Canyon fire, some survivors are finally getting the chance to return home.

"We're really happy to be home," said Andi O'Conor, a public speaking coach who lost her home in the September 2010 blaze.

At the time, the Four Mile Canyon Fire was believed to have been Colorado's most expensive blaze. Those numbers have since been eclipsed during 2012's High Park and Waldo Canyon fires.

"This is the hardest time right now, right after the fire is the hardest time, then things will get a little bit easier as time goes on," said O'Conor when asked what advice she'd have for current fire victims.

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O'Conor and several other Four Mile survivors have teamed up with Larimer County to reach out to other survivors to help with any questions about insurance, rebuilding, and recovery that can arise after a disaster.

On Thursday, High Park Fire survivors met one-on-one with insurance counselors in Larimer County to get questions answered about the recovery process. Last month, O'Conor told a standing room only crowd that rebuilding a home can take around 22 months to complete following a wildfire.

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