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Cal Fire starts controlled burns after recent rains

Cal Fire starts controlled burns after recent rains

Josh Cozine

March 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Cal Fire plans to clear out and burn hundreds of acres of underbrush in Butte County, and oversaw controlled burns in the forest canyons between Magalia and Forest Ranch Wednesday. Rick Carhart, Public Information Officer for Cal Fire said the burns were just a small part of many “fuel reduction...

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Christian Solis

October 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Butte County announced that it will open a local assistance center for victims of recent fires to learn how to rebuild.La Porte Fire destroyed 37 homes, four commercial buildings and 45 outbuildings while the Cherokee fire destroyed four homes and five outbuildings, according to a public announcement....

The Cherokee and Honey fires are contained

The Cherokee and Honey fires are contained

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

October 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

On Friday morning, evacuation orders were lifted for all of the fires due to high containment in Butte County. The Cherokee Fire north of Oroville has been 100 percent contained at 8, 417 acres according to a press release from Cal Fire. The La Porte Fire is is 90 percent contained and the Honey Fi...

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Carson Predovich

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

How one wrong move might bring the world's top technology manufacturer straight to the bottom. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was set to be the year's greatest smartphone. It received some of the best reviews of any device of 2016, beating the iPhone 7in many cases. There was just one flaw wit...

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

Bridget Comito

May 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Chico State's history of setting couches on fire has caused much risk and hazard to the community, according to the Chico Fire Department. Because of this trend, the department has created a program known as Drop and Dash. The event will be hosted on May 24 and 26 at the Chico Fire Department from 1...

Student firefighter-in-training founded in community

Student firefighter-in-training founded in community

Dominique Diaz

March 30, 2014


Filed under Features

Jesse Campbell started riding around in firetrucks with his dad when he was 13 years old."I've been on three fatal fires with a total of four people dead," said Campbell, a first year health science major.Campbell became an official cadet at age 14.At 2 a.m. Oct. 3, 2009 — he remembers the exac...

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