Wildfire evacuees face deadline to move out of fairgrounds

U.S. 01/17/19, 18:30

Officials are looking for more stable housing for roughly 600 people still sleeping at a Northern California fairground following a deadly wildfire last year.The Chico Enterprise-Record reports Thursday that a lease to operate an emergency shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds ends Jan. 31.The American Red Cross, which has been ...

California fire survivors share lessons in loss, recovery

U.S. 12/13/18, 20:44

Survivors of a deadly blaze that tore through California wine country last year shared lessons of loss and pain but also resilience with those who escaped the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century last month. A group of wine country residents spent a day in a packed meeting with those who ...

Some California fire victims were already living on the edge

U.S. 12/06/18, 13:58

The future is uncertain for many of those driven out by the deadly wildfire in Northern California, but it's uniquely challenging for those who were homeless or nearly so even before the flames swept through and took what little they had.In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo, Bob Talk cuddles ...

California floods recede after storms in wildfire burn areas

U.S. 11/30/18, 01:36

After fleeing a wildfire that came dangerously close to his Northern California home earlier this month, Dale Word evacuated again when flash floods inundated roads and trapped motorists and residents.A mudslide trapped several vehicles along Valley of the Falls Drive in Forest Falls in San Bernardino County, Calif., on Thursday, ...

Northern California sheriff’s star rises with relief roles

U.S. 11/28/18, 01:10

Those who had fled a deadly Northern California wildfire were looking for answers at an evacuation center when Sheriff Kory Honea walked in. They jumped to their feet, clapped and cheered. The Butte County sheriff came to watch a recent briefing by a state official, but as the public face of ...

$1M donated to students, teachers in burned California town

U.S. 11/27/18, 23:00

A businessman pained over the destruction to the town of Paradise caused by a deadly Northern California wildfire on Tuesday gave $1,000 each to students and staff members from the local high school.Real estate developer and restaurant owner Bob Wilson arrived in the nearby city of Chico with two suitcases ...

Rain helps nearly extinguish deadly California wildfire

U.S. 11/23/18, 10:55

Officials in California say rain has helped nearly extinguish the nation's deadliest wildfire in the past century.The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday that the fire that's destroyed the town of Paradise is 95 percent contained.FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 file photo smoke hangs ...

Update: Rain helps fight against deadly California blaze

U.S. 11/22/18, 12:32

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):9:30 a.m.Fire officials say rain is helping the fight against the deadliest blaze in California in the past century.The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Thursday the fire that leveled Paradise is 90 percent contained two weeks after it started.Mick Zalis ...

Relatives, strangers offer hot meal, comfort to evacuees

U.S. 11/22/18, 11:21

Hannah Crenshaw hosts a Thanksgiving dinner each year, cooking turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes — her favorite — for up to 15 guests at her home in Magalia. That's not an option this year. Her house burned down in the Nov. 8 wildfire that tore through the town of Paradise and ...

Explains: The hunt for missing, dead in California fire

U.S. 11/21/18, 13:47

Given the size and scope of the devastation after a deadly wildfire swept Northern California, experts say the search to find the missing and identify victims could take months.The Camp Fire that began two weeks ago has scorched an area roughly the size of Chicago, burned down more than 13,000 ...

Update: Crews make progress with N. California wildfire

U.S. 11/20/18, 11:11

The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):9 a.m.Smoke and haze from wildfires hovers over Russian Hill Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Fire officials say firefighters have gained ground against a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 79 people.The California The California Department of Forestry ...

Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

U.S. 11/20/18, 10:57

It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's.She still hasn't received confirmation that her mother ...

California Governor says Trump ‘got our back’ in wildfires

U.S. 11/18/18, 11:20

The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 8:20 a.m. Children stand on the side of the road holding an American flag as the motorcade of President Donald Trump drives through Chico, Calif., on a visit to areas affected by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) California's governor is expressing ...

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

U.S. 11/18/18, 00:03

Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour that could erode gains they have made on a disaster that has killed at least 76 people. Residents wave to the motorcade during President Donald Trump's visit of ...

Update: Rain predicted for North California fire zone

U.S. 11/16/18, 11:12

The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):8:10 a.m.Volunteer rescue workers search for human remains in the rubble of homes burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Dozens of people died and perhaps several hundred are unaccounted for in the nation's deadliest wildfire in a ...

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

U.S. 11/16/18, 00:49

At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled ...

Fire refugees camp in Walmart parking lot amid uncertainty

U.S. 11/15/18, 19:39

Fire refugee Anna Goodnight sat on an overturned shopping cart Thursday morning in a Walmart parking lot as she ate scrambled eggs and tater tots while her husband drank a Budweiser.The couple was trying to put a good face on a weeklong ordeal that left them uncertain of the fate ...

PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line

U.S. 11/14/18, 16:54

A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property but that sparks were not part of the discussion.Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it had been in touch with Betsy Ann Cowley to ...

Update: Stiff winds continue fanning S. California fires

U.S. 11/14/18, 10:40

The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 7:40 a.m. California Highway patrol Officer S. Kizito verifies that a woman seeking to return to Malibu in Southern California is an actual resident after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, ...

Wildfire death toll rises as search for missing continues

U.S. 11/14/18, 01:15

A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California's deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends."I hope you are okay," reads one hand written note on the board filled with white and yellow ...

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