Sarah Bohannon

News Director

Sarah Bohannon is the News Director of North State Public Radio. She was previously the station’s Morning Edition host and a reporter. She's also produced many of NSPR's programs and podcasts including: After Paradise, a National Edward R. Murrow Award-winning program about post-Camp Fire recovery; California Burning, a five-part series looking into the history and solutions of catastrophic wildfires in California; Cultivating Place; Up The Road; and Common Ground for Common Good. Sarah was raised in Butte County. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Chico. 

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A fire in Shasta County that prompted evacuations and road closures in the community of Jones Valley northeast of Redding Thursday remains at 600 acres and is now 40 percent contained, according to a Cal Fire briefing held at the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson earlier Friday morning. 

Although firefighters have started containing the Mountain Fire, Cal Fire officials reminded crews going into the field that the blaze is burning in an area that has been historically challenging for the unit. They said priorities include buttoning up the northwest side of the fire, finishing mopping up hotspots and staying safe.

“We have an apparent amount of snags, steep slopes, shifting winds today, spot fires, there could be insects and snakes,” an official said.

Firefighters will be working in 105 degree heat with changing winds.

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Updated at 6:40 p.m. 

Evacuations and road closures remain in place, but Cal Fire is reporting officials are starting to get a handle on the Mountain Fire. 

It’s currently 820 acres in size, according to the Redding Record Searchlight. 

The blaze was moving quickly earlier today, at one point, doubling in size in an hour, but according to Cal Fire Public Information Officer Robert Foxworthy the winds fanning the flames have subsided. He said, even so, it’s important that residents stay vigilant.

“There’s always a chance that we could have to expand the evacuation zone, just due to the fact that the fire isn’t completely extinguished and it’s still burning,” Foxworthy said.

Shasta Regional Community Foundation

  

Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity serving the people of Shasta and Siskiyou counties. Established in 2000 by a group of dedicated community volunteers, the Community Foundation helps people achieve their charitable goals. In partnership with their generous donors they are building resources that will serve the community now and in the future. Click here for more information.

Siskiyou Opportunity Center

The mission of the Siskiyou Opportunity Center is to provide support services that assist individuals with disabilities to obtain an earned income, function independently, and maximize their highest level of vocational potential.

NorCal CRT

To help survivors of the Carr and Delta Fires fully recover, a number of non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, government agencies, and others have come together to form the NorCal Community Recovery Team (CRT). NorCal CRT is a community-based long-term recovery group (LTRG) set up to assess unmet recovery needs in the community that still exist after initial federal assistance and community support have been distributed.

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Recovery after a disaster like the Camp Fire is a long and arduous process, but there are organizations that are in the area and working to make that process a little easier. One of those organizations is United Policyholders. The nonprofit is currently working with those who had insured homes that were damaged or destroyed in the Camp Fire. 

 

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Having people living without shelter in our community has undesirable effects on all our lives. Abundant research indicates that giving people homes costs the community less than having them living outside. The mission of the Chico Housing Action Team is to ensure that every person in our community has access to housing they can afford. Learn more here.

 


It’s been 8 months since the Camp Fire devastated Paradise and its surrounding communities in Butte County. Each Thursday at 6:35 p.m. NSPR brings you an update from the agencies involved in the recovery process. 

 

Earlier today NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon spoke with Justin Jacobs from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Casey Hatcher with Butte County, Collette Curtis with the Town of Paradise and Debra Young with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Young started the call with an update on FEMA housing.  

 

Common Ground for Common Good: Empower Tehama

Jul 8, 2019
Empower Tehama

 

 


Empower Tehama (formerly Alternatives to Violence) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote healthy relationships and social change in the community through education, intervention and responsive services designed to inspire personal transformation. Located in Tehama County, Empower Tehama is committed to providing crucial social services that empower and help its residents, strengthening and enriching the community as a whole.

 

Image courtesy of the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group

The Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group (CFLTRG) is the official community hub for recovery resources. They're official designation is recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and local government agencies in Butte County.

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