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Winding Fire in Yuba County | Probable monkeypox case in Butte County | CHAT talks tiny home plans


The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, July 19. 

Winding Fire prompts evacuations in Yuba County; 20% contained

A wildfire that started Monday in Yuba County prompted officials to place at least 800 residents under evacuation orders. Evacuation warnings and advisories also remain in place. Cal Fire said the Winding Fire sparked about three miles south of Oregon House. As of 7 a.m. today, Cal Fire is reporting the fire is 82 acres and 20% contained. An evacuation shelter was set up at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City.

— Andre Byik, NSPR 

Probable case of monkeypox detected in Butte County

A probable case of monkeypox has been detected in Butte County. County health officials reported Monday that the sample was taken from a local resident, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will need to confirm the result. As of Thursday, the California Department of Public Health has reported 250 cases throughout the state.

Adia White, NSPR  

Interview: CHAT vice president discusses plans for tiny home village for the unhoused

The Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT) broke ground last week on a tiny home village for unhoused residents. CHAT Vice President Robert Trausch discussed plans for the village, which is being set up in collaboration with the Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services and Department of Behavioral Health.

Alec Stutson, NSPR

Democratic congressional fundraising committee targets California races

Democrats are widely expected to lose congressional seats in this year’s midterm elections. But their national fundraising arm is investing in several California races, hoping to flip some seats in the state. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced it’s providing additional support for five new candidates across the state.

CapRadio Staff 

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