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FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

A man enjoys a meal provided by World Central Kitchen at the Disaster Recovery Center located inside the Chico Mall. The center provides Camp Fire evacuees with resources to help with recovering documents, counseling and other kinds of support. Photo credit: Brian Luong
November 28, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue operating at the local assistance center in Chico until Jan.12, at the earliest. However, the probability of staying beyond that date remains...

Fire assistance center now open for victims of Ponderosa Fire

The fire has damages many homes. Photo courtesy of Butte County Sheriff's Office
September 12, 2017

Ponderosa Fire victims can receive assistance at the Fire Assistance Center.The fire started August 29 by Ponderosa Way and it has destroyed 32 homes and 22 other buildings.A local Assistance Center has...

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