A ‘now’ local family managed to beat the heat of California by purchasing a large freezer.

KPVI’s Deanne Coffin met with the Tiffany family on Tuesday, who says they’re thriving in Idaho after losing everything last November.

KPVI spoke with Senessa Tiffany as she waited at an airport in California for a flight to head to Idaho just days after her home and her job were completely destroyed in the ‘Paradise Camp Fire’ back in November.

“Everything is gone.  Everything I own.  Everything that I love, my friends, my comfort, it’s literally all gone,” says Senessa Tiffany.

But not everything is gone.  The Tiffany family still have each other.

“There were a lot of people who lost a lot and we were fortunate to have just lost a home and our belongings, you know we didn’t lose family and loved ones or pets,” says Jacob Tiffany.

The family says after the devastating fire, they made the decision to move to Idaho and they never looked back.

“We had to be an example for our kids and show them that we’re fighters and we’re survivors and that we are going to do everything that we can to start a new life,” says Senessa.

“Our main focus was getting back on our feet and try to figure out how to get re-established financially,’ says Jacob.

Just six months after the ‘Paradise Camp Fire’ and the Tiffany’s have already started over again with a frozen yogurt business in Idaho Falls.

“So we had to learn everything about frozen yogurt,’ says Senessa.

The Tiffany’s say they feel confident that it was the right decision.

“In a weird way it’s almost better.  I don’t know if that’s the right word, but you know in California there’s no way that we could have opened a business or run a business.  I mean it would have just been too expensive.  It’s a better place for us and the kids and our family and I feel like honestly, we are thriving here,” says Senessa.

“We love it here.  You know we survived the winter snow,” says Jacob.

The Tiffany’s agree Idaho is the best place for their family and they don’t ever plan on leaving.


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