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University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Natalie Hanson

November 6, 2019

In the year following the most catastrophic event to ever occur in Butte County, it is disappointing to see Chico State struggle to acknowledge how the fire impacted the town it sits in.First, how the fire was handled by the university in the first place left many students confused and fearful. No notifi...

Support sister campus colleagues affected by wildfires, says Chico State president

Hutchinson reminds students to keep friends and colleagues in thoughts and to extend support. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Christian Solis

December 8, 2017

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson reminds students and staff to sympathize and support those affected by Southern California wildfires.The Thomas fire alone has burned 115,000 acres, according to a CalFire tracker.Support to colleagues at California State University sister campuses affected by ...

Chico airport used as an air base to fight wildfires

The Chico Municipal Airport has been sending planes to provide aid to the 14 active California wildfires Photo credit: John Domogma

Austin Herbaugh

August 24, 2015

Fourteen major wildfires are burning across California, leaving thousands of acres charred and covering much of the state in a blanket of smoke. Resources are being pulled from all over California to fight the wildfires, and the Chico Municipal Airport plays a key role as an air base in the firefight."T...

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