The Orion

One year since devastation: Life after The Fire

James Mayne raking the leaves in front of his home in Paradise. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Natalie Hanson and Jessie Imhoff

November 5, 2019

By The Orion News Staff On Nov. 8, 2018, what began as a spark at around 6:30 a.m. in the small town of Pulga (about 30 miles outside of Chico) spread to the nearby community of Concow, with Paradise in its path. By that evening, it was already the most destructive wildfire in California's history. O...

Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

Cherokee fire burned across table mountain and came close to highway 70. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 17, 2017

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....

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Victims of the fire attended the meeting in Feather Falls for information about what to do next. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017

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...

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