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The area where an evacuation took place due to a suicide threat on Saturday.

Suicide threat causes evacuation

Angelina Mendez // November 18, 2019

On Nov. 16 around 6 p.m., Chico Police Department officers responded to a call about a man with a gun that was threatening suicde on 1749 East Eaton Road. Upon arrival, the officers evacuated the uninvolved...

Chico State explains evacuation and safety plans

Angelina Mendez // November 10, 2019

On Tuesday, photos surfaced on social media showing that the phrase “There Shooting Wednesday” was scribbled on the wall of a bathroom stall in Meriam Library.Students were confused and began...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Fire in Chico leads to mobile home evacuations

February 7, 2018

A fire broke out in a neighborhood in north Chico Tuesday.The fire, near several mobile residences, began just after 11 p.m. on 3200 Rockin M. Drive. Evacuations were ordered for residents at Troy Lane...

Students will be collecting items and driving to deliver them to people dislocated from their homes. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Chico State students take initiative to help aid wildfire victims

Jacqueline Morales // October 11, 2017

Students at Chico State are collecting donations to help aid families affected by wildfires in Northern California. Families and friends of the campus community have been affected by the federally declared...

Many areas were affected due to multiple fires, leading to evacuations. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Wild fires force local evacuations in Butte County

Natalie Hanson // October 9, 2017

Cal Fire called for evacuations in response to a wide spread fire near Oroville Sunday night.The Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane fire spread to Hwy 70. Evacuation orders were called for:-The west side of...

Photo courtesy of Butte County Sheriff's Office

Fire in Butte County leads to evacuations

Christian Solis // August 30, 2017

A fire in Ponderosa started Tuesday afternoon, growing to cover 2,500 acres. The fire, nine-miles northeast of Oroville, is zero percent contained and expected to expand further north, according...

Evacuees rest in their cots at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

Jacqueline Morales // February 13, 2017

A press conference for the Oroville Spillway took place today at noon to address continued evacuations and federal involvement in the incident. The evacuation remains in effect and efforts to secure...

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