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Update: Camp Fire blazes toward Chico - evacuation warning issued inside city limits

An evacuation warning was issued for parts of Chico Thursday night as the Camp Fire blazed toward the city of 90,000 people. At around 9 p.m. an evacuation warning was issued for the area south of Highway 32 east of Bruce Road, inside the city limits, according to the Chico Police Department. 'It'


Evacuation centers in Chico reportedly full; evacuees asked to go to Butte County Fairgrounds

As of a Thursday night, there were more than 200 evacuees at the Neighborhood Church of Chico, according to Heath Wakelee with the American Red Cross Gold Country Region.


PG&E power lines may have sparked deadly Camp Fire, according to radio transmissions

Cathy Fallon waits as her son, Gabriel Fallon, sifts through the remains of her home in Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2019. Fallon and her husband survived the Camp Fire as it came through their neighborhood. Her husband was taken to the hospital early Friday. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)


Camp Fire impacting Glenn County

In addition, an evacuation center has been opened at the Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland by the Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency,


Northern California wildfire leaves town in ruins, thousands flee

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - A fast-moving wildfire advanced to the outskirts of the Northern California city of Chico early on Friday, forcing thousands to flee after it left the nearby town of Paradise in ruins.


LIVE: Camp Fire at 20K acres as new evacuation orders issued

Westbound Highway 70 is closed from Garden Drive to the Highway 89 junction, and the Eastbound Highway 89 junction to Highway 149 junction, the California Department of Transportation said.


The Latest: Northern California blaze quadruples in size

The Butte County Sheriff's Office says an evacuation ordered was issued Friday for the small communities of Stirling City and Inskip, north of Paradise, where thousands of homes were destroyed.


Society to host Willows Afternoon Tea

The menu includes finger sandwiches, quiche, scones, clotted cream, stuff celery, short bread, cupcakes, candy and tea.


Orland schools closed Friday due to Camp Fire

The Orland Union School District reported on Friday that their schools would be closed for the day because of the Camp Fire raging through Butte County.The school closure comes as a result of many of the school staff being impacted by evacuations.


Red Flag Fire Warning in Effect for Much of Northern California - The Pine Tree

Sacramento, CA…A Red Flag Warning is in effect for much of NorCal. Strong winds & dry conditions will create extreme fire weather conditions. Please be cautious & practice fire safety!Red Flag Warning URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE. National Weather Service Sacramento CA. 533 AM PST Thu Nov 8 2018…Cr


Local firefighters deployed in Butte County for massive wildfire

Firefighters from Sutter County, Olivehurst, Linda, Wheatland, Maxwell and Meridian are helping battle the Camp Fire in Butte County.


Updated: Paradise evacuations underway as Camp Fire rages

According to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, evacuation orders are in effect for residents in the area of Pentz Road in Paradise east to Highway 70, which includes Feather River Hospital and a retirement home. Emergency scanner traffic said structures are on fire near Pentz Road. The hospital was


Camp Fire near Chico: California wildfire spreads to 18,000 acres; over 20,000 evacuated

More than 20,000 people were ordered to evacuate several Sierra foothills towns near Chico on Thursday as a wildfire raged out of control and grew to more than 18,000 acres in just seven hours.


Updated: Chico schools not being closed; Paradise closed

“We have been informed of a possibility of the loss of power at Little Chico Creek Elementary School. As a result, we are allowing parents at Little Chico Creek to pick up their students if they feel that is in the best interest of their family. However, roads are very crowded and it may be difficul


UPDATE: Paradise under evacuation as 5,000-acre Camp Fire rages with no containment

While Butte College is under evacuation, that's a precaution and the campus is not threatened right now, the Chico Enterprise-Record reported.


People abandon vehicles while fleeing fast-moving Camp Fire in Paradise

The massive plume from the Camp Fire, burning in the Feather River Canyon and near Paradise, wafts over the Sacramento Valley as seen from Chico on Thursday morning. (David Little - Enterprise-Record) PARADISE - People racing to escape a fast-moving wildfire in Butte County on Thursday jammed roads


Butte foothill residents warned PG&E might shut off power

The warning is being extended to about 70,000 PG&E customers in nine Northern California counties. All of foothill Butte County is getting the warning, including Berry Creek, Forest Ranch, and areas east of Chico and east of Oroville.


Chico man held for trial in fatal shooting, robbery of disabled man

Superior Court Judge Kimberly Merrifield held Jason Jackson, 22, of Chico to answer on charges of murder, second-degree robbery and unlawful firearm possession in the October 2017 death of 32-year-old Travis Robertson.


Two California death row inmates die less than 48 hours apart from apparent suicide

Andrew Urdiales, 54, and Virendra Govin, 51, were both being housed at San Quentin State Prison, officials said.


Ordinance on Chico sit-lie rule passes final vote

The second reading of the ordinance was in the council’s consent agenda, which is usually for items that are not controversial. The council still heard a string of public comments, both in favor and in opposition.