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Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

People who lost their homes during the Ponderosa fire gathered Thursday night to learn about what aid is available to them. Feather Falls Fire Safe Council hosted a meeting at the Mt. Springs Grange to help victims get the appropriate information they need to solve the obstacles ahead. Som...

Fire assistance center now open for victims of Ponderosa Fire

Fire assistance center now open for victims of Ponderosa Fire

Luke Dennison

September 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Ponderosa Fire victims can receive assistance at the Fire Assistance Center.The fire started August 29 by Ponderosa Way and it has destroyed 32 homes and 22 other buildings.A local Assistance Center has now opened its comfort to the victims of the fire.The FAC will offer residents whose homes were d...

Fire Department hosts a 911 remembrance ceremony

Fire Department hosts a 911 remembrance ceremony

Christian Solis

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico Fire Station held a Sept. 11 memorial for victims and heroes of the attack.Members of the community gathered around a 9-11 monument, 16 years later, on Monday. It took place at the Chico Fire Station Five. Commemorating the sacrifice of the the firefighters who valiantly fought to save victims of...

Fire in Butte County leads to evacuations

Fire in Butte County leads to evacuations

Christian Solis

August 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

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...

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 ...

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