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After Devastating Fire, Ventura Residents Push To Get Back Home For The Holidays

"My wife is absolutely obsessed that she's ready for Christmas," Ed Fuller says. "Last Christmas, we sort of lost."
Ed Fuller and his wife Sandra are rebuilding their Ventura, Calif. home after it was destroyed in last year's Thomas Fire. Source: Stephanie O'Neill

When Ed Fuller and his wife Sandra first saw their home in the Clearpoint neighborhood of Ventura, Calif. back in 2011, they were sold. The house needed lots of work, but the view was unparalleled.

"I can see the ocean. I can see the Channel Islands," Fuller says. "This is about ... a 180-degree view. We also get the canyon views. It doesn't get much better than this."

Their property sits near the top

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