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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...

Bamboo blaze smokes out avenues

Bamboo blaze smokes out avenues

Nicholas Carr

November 6, 2013


Filed under News

Firefighters Vincent Gama and Dominick Peloso soak the scorched remains of a bamboo thicket on Nov. 6. A thicket of bamboo went up in flames in the middle of a residential neighborhood earlier tonight. The fire, which caused no injuries and resulted in minimal damage excepting a property-line fence, occurred on the 600 bloc...

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