The Wurlitzer family’s company is one of 18 bulldozer vendors contracted by Butte County Cal Fire for extra assistance in combatting an increasing number of wildfires that have strapped the state’s resources. The Camp Fire was the worst that any of them had ever seen.
CHICO — Since the Nov. 8 Camp Fire, donation sites with supplies like clothes and other necessities have sprung up in Chico, Calif. to help evacuees. More than a month after the fire, officials say monetary donations are the best way to help victims.
PARADISE — In the aftermath of the most destructive wildfire in California’s recorded history, the small city of Chico has become a refuge for thousands of people who had to evacuate. It’s a challenge for the city, but officials say the communities will move forward together.
PARADISE — For nearly 80 years, Paradise Elementary School occupied a plot on Pearson Road. Students could walk to Paradise Intermediate, the local middle school, and the Golden Nugget Museum, where they went on field trips. But on Nov. 8, the Camp Fire reduced Paradise Elementary to rubble.