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‘Camp Fire’ forces thousands to evacuate

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

Natalie Hanson and Josh Cozine

November 28, 2018

As the sun rose on Thursday, Nov. 8, the sky in Butte County filled with smoke and began to darken. At about 6:30 a.m., fire had ignited in the small community of Pulga and rapidly advanced to Concow, then towards the nearby town, Paradise. By the end of the day, it had become the most destructive wi...

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Cherokee fire burned across table mountain and came close to highway 70. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 17, 2017

Butte County announced that it will open a local assistance center for victims of recent fires to learn how to rebuild.La Porte Fire destroyed 37 homes, four commercial buildings and 45 outbuildings while the Cherokee fire destroyed four homes and five outbuildings, according to a public announcement....

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