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Camp Fire photos from Chico and Paradise

Camp Fire photos from Chico and Paradise

Alex Grant

December 5, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

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

Photo of the day

Alex Grant

December 5, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Multimedia, 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. 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

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

Justin Jackson

December 2, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Community, News, Showcase

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

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

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Editorials, Opinion

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

Camp Fire Timeline

Julia Maldonado and Alex Grant

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Community, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

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

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

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...

Camp Fire Story III: Paramedic Steve Caput donates time to care for evacuees

Camp Fire Story III: Paramedic Steve Caput donates time to care for evacuees

Josh Cozine

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Community, Multimedia, News, Podcast, Showcase

Steve Caput, a paramedic, has been working at East Avenue Church which opened its doors to Camp Fire evacuees. When the fire broke out, Caput was one of the first, first-responders on scene, rescuing people from Paradise and bringing them down the hill to Chico. After his shift, and during any downtime...

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

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

Mathew Miranda

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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 high according to FEMA officials. The Stafford Act, a prescriptive law approved by Congress dic...

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Justin Jackson

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

John Crosby, political science instructor and Model U.N. Adviser, lost his home in Magalia due to the Camp Fire. The following is the story of how he traveled across the nation without knowing the status of his home. The morning of the fire John Crosby and his students were headed to a Model U.N. c...

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We are currently in the reunification phase where animals are being picked up by their owners,”...

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

Josh Cozine and Alex Grant

November 17, 2018


Filed under About US, Camp Fire, Community, News

President Trump landed at Beale Air Force Base on his way to Butte County to survey damages from the Camp Fire. The Campfire has become the deadliest wildfire in California history with 71 fatalities confirmed so far and burning over 148,000 acres according to Cal Fire. The fire is now 55% contained. Trump...

Camp Fire Story II: Magalia couple flee their home to seek safety on Chico’s streets

Camp Fire Story II: Magalia couple flee their home to seek safety on Chico’s streets

Josh Cozine

November 17, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

In part two of our ongoing series, Maggie Crowder and Michael Crowder spoke about their evacuation from the small foothill town of Magalia during the hours after reports of the Campfire had started coming from Paradise. Michael told about his harrowing escape on his motorcycle, feeling the embers and...

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