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It’s again time for our weekly check-in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to help Camp Fire survivors. Earlier today we received updates from Debra Young, a public information officer from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Justin Jacobs, representing the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Colette Curtis spokeswoman for the town of Paradise and Butte County Spokeswoman Casey Hatcher.

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Continued cool temperatures, moister air and calm conditions helped firefighters make progress against dozens of fires around the region yesterday and overnight.

 

Containment of the Walker Fire burning in Plumas National Forest increased to 20 percent. Evacuation orders remain in place for Murdock crossing and Stoney Ridge, but have been lifted elsewhere. The fire has burnt through more than 48,000 acres. US 395 remains open. The Evacuation Center in Susanville has closed.

 

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Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and fairly calm conditions aided firefighters battling dozens of fires around the region yesterday and today. 

 

 

Evacuation orders associated with the 47,340 acre Walker Fire burning in Plumas National Forest were lifted, though most earlier road closures remain in place. US 395 remains open. The Evacuation Center in Susanville has closed. 

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A bill temporarily easing regulation and oversight of certain types of construction awaits the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom.

Introduced and carried by North State Assemblyman James Gallagher, Assembly Bill 430 suspends certain aspects of California’s landmark environmental regulations and limits some avenues typically used by opponents to delay or block projects.

Suzi Rosenberg

The soaring costs and dwindling supply of housing will be front and center at an official city meeting in Chico today.  

 

Several council members serving on a temporary committee will hear presentations from developers about some of the things, beyond labor and materials that go into the cost of a home.  

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Authorities lifted evacuations related to the Swedes Fire burning west of Chinese Wall Road east of Oroville yesterday and reported good progress, citing help from above in the form of higher humidity and cooler temperatures. 

The now 400-acre blaze has destroyed two structures. CalFire declared it 40 percent contained this morning. More than 500 firefighters are working the fire. Evacuation warnings remain in place. The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

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Firefighters are continuing their efforts against the Red Bank Fire in Tehama County about 25 miles west of Red Bluff. Efforts appear to be paying off as the fire’s explosive growth yesterday has moderated substantially.

 

The fire has grown to 6,500 acres and is now considered seven percent contained. The fire is burning in difficult terrain south of Highway 36.

 

Mandatory evacuation orders issued yesterday remain in place. 


It’s again time for our weekly check-in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to help Camp Fire survivors.

 

Earlier today we received updates from Debra Young, a public information officer from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Justin Jacobs, representing the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Colette Curtis spokeswoman for the town of Paradise and Butte County Spokeswoman Casey Hatcher.

 

This week, Colette Curtis starts us off with signs more ridge residents are eager to rebuild.  

 

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A major wildfire has erupted in Tehama County about 25 miles west of Red Bluff and south of state route 36. It is currently burning out of control. 

 

CalFire reports the Red Bank Fire has already burned 5,000 acres. 

 

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered.

 

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A plan to do away with subsidies on solar installations in the City of Redding was delayed last Tuesday night by the city council.

 

Since 2006 the State has required that utilities give an average of $7,700 dollars in rebates to customers who install solar panels. That requirement would go away when the utility reached five percent of its customers.

 

For the City of Redding that number was reached at the end of 2017.

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