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CalFire map of the North Complex Fire, Sept. 11, 2020

Gov. Newsom signs inmate firefighter legislation in Butte as historic blaze rages on the ridge

Chloe Curtis, Kimberly Morales, and Matthew Wreden // September 11, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom arrived in Butte County on Friday amid the raging North Complex Fire and signed legislation, AB-2147, striking down barriers for inmate firefighters to become licensed after...

Loafer Creek Campground during the daytime. Image provided by Californias Best Campgrounds Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

Scheduled burn at Loafer Creek

Angelina Mendez // October 14, 2019

Firefighters from Butte County conducted a control burn at Loafer Creek Tuesday near Lake Oroville. The purpose of the burn is to improve natural habitat and rangeland, and to reduce hazards, according...

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