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Students create floor plans for Paradise

Rouben Mohiuddin instructs a circle of Chico State Architecture students in class. Photo by Emily Neria

Emily Neria, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

In the wake of the Camp Fire, there was a sense among the Chico State student body of “What can I do to help?” While the answer for many students was classic volunteer work, making donations or providing emotional support for victims of the fire, a small group of architecture majors found a way to p...

Camp Fire mapping forum discusses data and demographics following the fire

Kimberly Morales

February 12, 2020

A year following the Camp Fire, details and further understanding of California’s deadliest wildfire continue to emerge. On Thursday, Feb 5th, Peter Hansen, an IT consultant for Chico State with a background on geospatial data, discussed the information found through mapping which highlighted ...

Gallagher proposes bills to prevent fires

Donovan Corprue

February 5, 2020

Assemblyman James Gallagher and co-author Jim Nielsen proposed two new bills in support of rebuilding areas damaged by the Camp Fire and to help prevent blazes in the future.  According to Gallagher, the main goal of both bills is to utilize existing funds to upgrade infrastructure and reduce fore...

#ClimateUprising raises concerns for areas prone to climate-induced disasters

Stephen Murray stands at the center of the banner with Camp Fire survivors raising their fists in unity to symbolize a #ClimateUprising, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Paradise, CA. Murray lost both his home and job in the blaze. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Trenton Taylor

February 19, 2019

A camera stabilized on a 30-foot crane captured a crowd standing in snow and hail, holding up a #ClimateUprising banner as a call-to-action to find solutions for the changing climate. Followed by the banner, participants spelled out “#ClimateUprising” by lying on the ground of the driveway into the...

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Tyler Garcia, 19, talks about how he and his family decided to stay in their home off of Honey Run Road despite the evacuation orders for the Camp Fire and the flash flood warnings. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Josh Cozine

December 21, 2018

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck, reporters from The Orion all began shooting videos and pictures, slowly moving further up the road,...

Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation remains unharmed after Camp Fire

The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation remains undamaged after being threatened by the Camp Fire. Photo credit: Grant Schmieding

Grant Schmieding

December 12, 2018

Smoke filled the air as the fire burned surrounding areas, under a mile from the property. Tarps and sheets were placed over enclosures to keep the smoke out. It’s no easy task evacuating lions and tigers. Like much of Butte County, the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation—which houses a wide...

Camp Fire photos from Chico and Paradise

The Camp Fire burned almost everything in it's path, yet some household items like this baby head doll survived the flames.

Alex Grant

December 5, 2018

The following photos are taken in a variety of places in the Chico and Paradise communities. More photos will be added to this page as I travel to areas affected by the Camp Fire. To see a photo timeline with some of these photos click on this link. ...

Photo of the day

A Red-bellied newt crawls over white ash that was left from the Camp Fire. This newt was found on Saturday near the southern part of the Flumes in Paradise.

Alex Grant

December 5, 2018

A Red-bellied newt crawls over white ash that was left from the Camp Fire. This newt was found on Saturday near the southern part of the Flumes in Paradise. Click here to view more photos of Paradise and the Camp Fire. Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @AlexThomasGrant on Twitter....

Vans gives away shoes to Camp Fire victims at Chico High School

A line of Vans shoes, that were given away freely to victims of the Camp FIre Photo credit: Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson

December 2, 2018

Doing its part to help the victims of the Camp Fire, Vans went to Chico High on Saturday to give away free shoes. The first thing noticeable was the enormous line outside the Lincoln Center that many people would wait at least 2 hours to get through. If they did manage to get through it, they would...

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

A burnt American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018

A flame-shredded American flag hangs in the still, grey air. It's flagpole barely holds on to a vertical gutter that's attached to a burnt piece of wood. A charred chimney stands intact behind the flag. Blackened, brown and green tree trucks, limbs and leaves stand behind a chimney in a thick, ash-filled...

Camp Fire Timeline

Flames burn a hole into an oak tree near Honey Run Road off of Skyway around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, the morning after the Camp Fire started.

Julia Maldonado and Alex Grant

November 28, 2018

The following photos are from the Camp Fire taken in Chico and Paradise. The photos are from the first two days of the fire on Nov. 8 and 9 and from Nov. 15 and 16, a week after the fire began. All photos taken by Alex Grant.  Julia Maldonado and Alex Grant can be reached at n...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant

Christian Solis

November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities as close as Chico to cities as far as San Francisco. Now that first-responders have fully contained...

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