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Interrupted by heavy smoke, work on the Oroville Dam’s new spillway is set to resume Monday, with workers applying joint sealant and finish up drainage work. The Department of Water Resources said Wednesday that despite a two week hiatus, contractors are still on schedule.  

Dry finish work will continue into mid-December.  

 

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Nothing was decided Monday, but officials and volunteer organizations are compiling ideas to help get Butte County, and its people, back on their feet. NSPR’s Marc Albert has more. 

 

As state and federal relief agencies take on bigger roles in fire recovery efforts, local officials want to keep volunteer and civic groups engaged.  

 

Wednesday - Latest On The Camp Fire

Nov 21, 2018
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This post is no longer being updated. You can find the latest information about the Camp Fire by clicking here.

Update at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the #CampFire area in Butte County, as well for areas burned in the Carr Fire in Shasta County.  Properties impacted by both wildfires, and downstream of those areas, are at risk for flash flooding, mudflows and debris flows during periods of intense rainfall. 

Chico State has been closed to most since the Camp Fire started on Nov. 8. Classes are set to resume at the university on Monday, Nov. 26th. NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon sat down with Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson on Tuesday to check in on Chico State’s current state of recovery.

How To Help Victims Of The Camp Wildfire

Nov 20, 2018
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Updated Nov. 20, 3:17 p.m.

The Camp Fire in Butte County is the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. Tens of thousands of people remain displaced.

Below is a selection of where you can donate to the victims. Remember that it’s important to do research before deciding what organizations to give to (Charity Navigator is a good resource).

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Firefighters battling the Camp Fire are set to receive some major help as soon as Wednesday; five of inches of rain is expected Wednesday morning through Sunday. While the rain will help with fire containment, it's also problematic for evacuees, many still living outside in encampments, and for those still searching for human remains. The rain will also bring about environmental issues. Once rained upon, the debris and ash of an entire town is expected to be turned into a toxic stew that will from the foothills down into the area's watersheds. 

Tuesday - Latest On The Camp Fire

Nov 20, 2018
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This post is no longer being updated. You can find the latest information about the Camp Fire by clicking here.

Update at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20

With rain on the way, firefighting crews and aid agencies battling the Camp Fire are preparing for the potential impacts of storm weather in wildfire-impacted areas. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from tonight through Friday morning for the Camp Fire area in Butte County.

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Nearly a thousand people are still unaccounted for following the Camp wildfire. Authorities still consider the list to be somewhat raw as hundreds are just now starting to move out of unofficial shelters.

Here is the missing persons list as of Sunday evening

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This post is no longer being updated. You can find the latest information about the Camp Fire by clicking here.

Update at 5:00 p.m. on 11/19

Several #CampFire evacuation orders and warnings have been updated today, including:

Evacuation orders are lifted in the Powellton, Carnegie, and Lovelock zones and in the upper portion of the Sterling City Zone.

Marc Albert

Attempting to squelch profiteering and price gouging as the deadliest wildfire in recorded California history continues to unfold, Chico officials approved emergency legislation this morning.

Swiftly responding to reports of escalating prices during the crisis, an ordinance strictly barring price gouging on all housing, and any goods or services was unanimously passed by the Chico City Council, meeting in emergency session.

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