From the ashes

Life in Butte County since the Camp Fire


Since Nov. 8, the journalists at our sister paper in Butte County—the Chico News & Review—have done a tremendous amount of reporting on the Camp Fire and its aftermath. The fire resulted in at least 86 deaths and burned the town of Paradise to the ground. In its pages, the CN&R has told the personal stories of people who lost everything in the fire and helped disseminate important information to the community as its residents have begun the long work of rebuilding. Gathered here you’ll find four stories about rebuilding. From a Chico State professor and ecological reserve field director who plans to continue his decade-long work of protecting the university’s two reserves using prescribed burns to counselors in the Paradise Unified School District providing mental health crisis services for their students, these stories are about healing and rebuilding efforts underway in Butte County and the resilient people leading them.