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House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

Alejandra Fraga

February 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico Fire and Police Department were still working at the scene of the 7th and Chestnut Streets house fire. The excavation of the house took place throughout the afternoon shortly after the fire was put out, causing no harm to surrounding structures.No injuries have been reported."So far, we have not found anyone...

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

George Johnston

February 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Video

Savannah Epstein woke her boyfriend up and told him they needed to leave their apartment, the house next to them was on fire. Epstein says at 4 a.m. she heard people breaking into house. She began hearing more noise from the house two hours later. "It was scary," Epstein said. "I was more worried tha...

Trash-fire quickly exterminated by Chico Fire Department

Trash-fire quickly exterminated by Chico Fire Department

Lars Gustafson

November 4, 2015


Filed under Community

A trash-fire on a alleyway by Warner Street was quickly put out by the Chico Fire Department. The fire occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Monday and the Fire Department arrived within 15 minutes as smoke filled the neighborhood.A large debris pile caught on fire in a man's backyard, according to local Chico Fire Department firefi...

Gunshots heard on First Street

Yang Dai

October 19, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Fire alarm, Sunday, 9:44 a.m., Konkow HallSmoke detector. No further action taken.Call Type: Medical aid, Sunday, 9:47 a.m., Mechoopda HallA male allergic to monosodium glutamate was released to medical personnel.Call Type: Subject stop, Sunday, 11:19 p.m., West Sacramento AvenueOne...

Staying healthy in the smoke

Staying healthy in the smoke

Sarah Strausser

September 26, 2015


Filed under News

75,781 acres burned to the ground in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties due to the third worst wildfire in California history. Although the fire is hundreds of miles away, Chico can still be affected health-wise by the smoke and ash in the air. The Butte fire hits a little closer to the Chico area. As...

Safeway fire leads to evacuation

Safeway fire leads to evacuation

Brittany Mcclintock

April 30, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Ryan Murray, junior at Chico State, and his friend Kevin were on their way to Bidwell Park when they saw black smoke in the air on Tuesday coming from the Safeway on Mangrove Avenue. When they pulled into the parking lot, they noticed the smoke was coming from the back. Murray went around to the back o...

Obsession with safety saps fun, meaning from life

Obsession with safety saps fun, meaning from life

William Rein

April 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is everything too safe? That might strike many as ludicrous, human life being as precious as it is. Yet there are fire precautions in nearly every building on campus. Students get ticketed for skateboarding or biking on campus, even though only negligent jerks would get hit or hit someone. On ...

Mechanical fire singes Acker Gym roof

Mechanical fire singes Acker Gym roof

Nicholas Carr

April 24, 2014


Filed under News

Fire engines and students lined Warner Street earlier this morning after a mechanical fire preceded an evacuation of Acker Gym.No injuries were reported, and classes in the building have recommenced.A faculty member called emergency services, reported smoke and pulled a fire alarm around 9 a.m. which prompted an evacuation of the build...

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Nicholas Carr

February 15, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 14Chico Police Department:Friday, 9:06 a.m.: Firearm found on the 600 block of East Seventh Street. "Reporting party (at Chico Police station), will be outside on benches. States he found a gun about a block from this intersection. States it's some sort of automatic handgun. States the clip was loose a li...

Update: Fire caused property, city damage

Update: Fire caused property, city damage

Mozes Zarate

January 23, 2014


Filed under News

A house fire early Wednesday morning left neighboring properties damages in its wake, according to the Chico Fire Department. First reports of the fire were received at 3:49 a.m. by neighbors and drivers passing by, said Mort Meyer, a fire marshal. The fire occurred on the 200 block of East 10th Street. The...

House burning in avenues

House burning in avenues

John Riggin

January 22, 2014


Filed under News

Sirens were heard throughout the Avenues as multiple fire engines, trucks and paramedic units raced to respond to a house fire near the corner of 10th and Oleader avenues around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. Brent Jeffries was across the street from the still-burning house as multiple units from the Fire Department attended to t...

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