North Complex West Zone: 2 Died Trying To Escape Fire In Feather Falls; 2 More Victims Confirmed Among Berry Creek Dead As the flames closed in on Butte County Mountain community of Feather Falls last week, two local residents tried unsuccessfully to outrun the North Complex West Zone fire. They were overwhelmed in their vehicles and are among the 15 who have died in the blaze, authorities said Tuesday evening.
North Complex West Zone: Missing Couple Identified As Fire Victims; New Body Recovered; Death Toll Grows To 15The bodies of a missing Berry Creek couple, who told relatives during frantic call as flames roared through their Butte County mountain community that they would try to escape the fire by sheltering in a nearby pond, were identified Monday, tragically ending their family's hopes that they had survived.
Bear Fire Update: Newsom Blames 'Climate Emergency' For Historic Wildfire Outbreak; Agonizing Vigil For Families Of Yuba County MissingStanding in smoke-filled, burned-out Yuba County park, Gov. Gavin Newsom blamed 'a climate emergency' for the historic outbreak of wildfires across Northern California that have claimed at least 15 lives, destroyed hundreds of homes and laid to waste more than 3 million acres of land.
Bear Fire Update: 7 More Fatalities Confirmed In Butte County, Raising Fire Death Toll To 10Authorities in Butte County announced Thursday evening that seven more fatalities have been confirmed in connection with the Bear Fire in Butte County, which has been renamed the North Complex West Zone Fire.
Bear Fire Update: 3 Confirmed Dead, A Dozen Still Missing In Huge NorCal WildfireAuthorities early Wednesday evening confirmed that three people were dead and a dozen missing in connection with the Bear Fire that exploded in size overnight across three Northern California counties.
Chico State Sees COVID Cases Rise, Can’t Pinpoint SourceThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases linked to California State University, Chico, is rising, school officials said Tuesday, with a lack of test kits hampering its ability to screen for the virus on campus.
Aaron Rodgers, NorCal Native Packers Star, Shows Hometown Love With Custom CleatsAaron Rodgers showed off more than his moves on the field during Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. He wore his heart on his cleats as part of the NFL's My Cause My Cleats campaign.
Sexual Assault Suspect Who Faked Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Arrested In FloridaA Chico man who police say faked his own suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge to avoid jail for child sexual assault and pornography charges has been arrested in Florida.
1 Dead, 14 Hospitalized After Mass Overdose At Chico HomePolice were blaming a mass overdose in Chico on Fentanyl after one person died and 14 others were hospitalized Saturday.
Hugs And Tears As Students Return To Makeshift Classrooms In Fire-Ravaged Butte CountyWith hugs, teachers and a touch of anxiety, thousands of children returned to school and some semblance of routine Monday, three weeks after Northern California's deadly wildfire destroyed their homes and classrooms.
Fire-Ravaged Paradise Imposes Curfew; Hospital Plans to ReopenOfficials in Paradise are imposing nightly curfews to restrict access to public areas left standing after a devastating wildfire destroyed most of the town.