Camp Fire

Noah Berger / AP Photo

After alternately begging and warning Camp Fire survivors, Butte County officials have extended the tree removal sign-up deadline in the burn scar.


Having only moderate luck getting signatures, officials are giving survivors additional time to join mandatory programs aimed at logging damaged trees that could tumble across a public road. Casey Hatcher is Butte County’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. 

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Paradise officials say a surge in end of year building permit applications shows rising confidence and interest in reconstruction.


After the catastrophic Camp Fire more than a year ago, the resurrection of Paradise was anything but assured. Despite the odds, Colette Curtis spokeswoman for the Town of Paradise said many residents are moving quickly in an effort to rebuild.

Chico ER | Paradise Post

Book reviewer Dan Barnett's column "Biblio File" appears in the Chico Enterprise-Record. With more than 30-years of book reviewing experience, Barnett details the latest books that speak on the Camp Fire and it's aftermath. 


Also, we speak with Camp Fire survivor Bill Hartley, owner of Joy Lyn’s Candies. 


PG&E Claim Deadline Is New Year’s Eve

Dec 21, 2019
Noah Berger / AP Photo


Previously extended, the deadline for filing a claim against Pacific Gas & Electric Company for wildfire-related loses expires at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The deadline is part of the Northern California utility’s bankruptcy reorganization process. Anyone who lost income or property due to wildfire before January 29th of this year and believes PG&E is responsible, must file a claim for reimbursement through the courts.

Paradise Irrigation District Reports Solid Progress

Dec 20, 2019
All Trails

After the Camp Fire, damage and contamination to water lines in Paradise was extreme and considered nearly unprecedented. Just more than a year later, officials say restoration is well on its way. 


The contamination was caused by melting plastic pipes and meters. As water pressure dropped off during the inferno, a vacuum formed in the pipes, pulling toxic gases into the lines.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

With a deadline fast approaching, Butte County Supervisors will consider extending temporary loopholes that allow some Camp Fire survivors more latitude. It’s among a number of issues up for debate this morning.


The loopholes let people essentially camp out on their own property in an RV or camper without utility connections.

Signatures Needed Before Cutting Hazard Trees

Dec 5, 2019
Sebastien Wiertz / Flickr Creative Commons



Local officials are using a fast-approaching deadline to urge Camp Fire survivors to sign more paperwork.


The deadline is two weeks from today. The documents are essentially releases, letting logging of dangerous dead or fire-stricken trees proceed. 

NSPR’s Camp Fire Weekly Call: 11/21

Nov 21, 2019

This week progress was reported on drinking water and debris clean up while mold issues continue to delay Paradise’s Building Resiliency Center from opening.

The Paradise Irrigation District reports it has lifted do not drink advisories from another 50 properties and is urging those living in temporary structures on their properties to join a waiting list for new service laterals — work necessary before do not drink orders are rescinded. 


NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 11/14

Nov 14, 2019

In this week’s post-Camp Fire agency briefing, officials from both Paradise and Butte County say the number of families returning to newly rebuilt homes in the burn zone may seem small, but the number of building permit applications is exceeding expectations. State officials report that as structural debris removal winds down, they’re preparing to begin removing dead, dying and otherwise hazardous trees that could fall onto public property, including roads.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo


As tens of thousands of North State residents learned, being without electricity is more than an inconvenience. And as NSPR reports, sporadic, widespread outages will become just another facet of California’s lengthening fire season.


With its equipment linked to sparking deadly and catastrophic wildfires, PG&E started unplugging large parts of the state when conditions warranted.