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Suicide threat causes evacuation

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

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 persons from the area. Nearby residents were evacuated and/or shelter in place. After communication wi...

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 to panic on social media, partially because of the lack of confirmation of whether or not a shootin...

Fire in Chico leads to mobile home evacuations

Photo credit: Sean Martens

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 whose homes were at risk, according to a news release.It took about two hours for Chico's fire dep...

Chico State students take initiative to help aid wildfire victims

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

Jacqueline Morales

October 12, 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 major disaster. Students seek to collect items from sleeping bags, apparel, hygiene products to ani...

Wild fires force local evacuations in Butte County

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

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 Cherokee Road from Red Tape Road south to Derrick Road-Table Mountain Ranch east of Table Mountain R...

Fire in Butte County leads to evacuations

Photo courtesy of Butte County Sheriff's Office

Christian Solis

August 31, 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 to Cal Fire. 25 damaged, destroyed homes have been reported. Cal Fire has arrested 29-ye...

Spillway evacuations continue, federal government involved

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

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 the areas affected are in progress. “We are working on a repopulation plan that will get people...

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