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  • Paradise Neighbors Embrace Trans Man who Helped Them Flee Camp Fire

    BUTTE COUNTY — One man barely escaped the Camp Fire after staying behind to help his Paradise neighbors. “I kind of adopted him, you know?” said neighbor Larry Compton. “He’s almost like a son.” A new found connection between two neighbors has risen from the rubble that now blankets the Skyway Villas Mobile Home Park in Paradise. “I got up, I looked out the window and it literally reminded me of an apocalypse movie,” said Dominic Roundtree. Roundtree watched the fire […]

  • Butte County Musicians Celebrate First Responders, Honor Their Community

    SACRAMENTO — Global Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo honored Sacramento first responders by allowing them free entrance to enjoy the holidays with family. For the first time, the festival hosted “First Responder Appreciation Night.” On Sunday, along with the crowd and the first responders were two Butte County musicians who were there sharing their songs of hope for areas affected by the Camp Fire. “I grew up there my whole life, went to high school there,” said musician Miykael Goodwin. […]

  • Portraits for Paradise: Organization Offers Free Holiday Portraits to Camp Fire Victims

    CHICO — It’s been one month since the Camp Fire left parts of Butte County in ruins. While families are just now seeing the damage firsthand – many are realizing all their family photos and keepsakes were lost. Now, a group of photographers are hoping to recreate those photos. FOX40 spoke to the group at the Chico mall who were volunteering for the weekend. “Everything is gone, everything is gone,” said Casey Belcher. Belcher is one of thousands who lost […]

  • Sheriff’s Office: Teen with Autism Dies after Being Restrained at El Dorado Hills School

    EL DORADO HILLS — A 13-year-old boy with severe autism died Friday after being restrained by staff at an El Dorado Hills school, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Anthony Prencipe says the student at Guiding Hands School became violent on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and needed to be restrained by school staff. The student became unresponsive and a teacher began to give him CPR, according to the sheriff’s office. The boy was taken to […]

  • Residents Return to Paradise, Thankful They Safely Escaped Camp Fire

    PARADISE — Families who escaped the Camp Fire returned Wednesday to see the damage firsthand as evacuation orders for parts of Paradise were lifted. Piles of rubble were alongside household items that were left unrecognizable at homes along Pentz Road. “We’re looking at my garage door that it once used to be,” said Omar Franklin at the site where his home once stood. Franklin along with his wife, Janet, narrowly escaped the wildfire. “Over here is my pop-up trailer with […]

  • Oroville Students, Staff Open Their Campus to Paradise Elementary Students

    BUTTE COUNTY — On Sunday, it was quiet outside Bird Street School. But Monday morning, students from Paradise Elementary School, which was destroyed in the fire, will be filling the classrooms inside the Oroville school. “We’ve definitely been through a lot,” said Brooke Kerhoulas. “It’s been a long process.” Kerhoulas sat next to her three children in the Chico apartment they now call home. She was one of thousands who frantically escaped the Camp Fire and who are now working to rebuild […]

  • Orangevale Porch Pirate Caught on Video

    ORANGEVALE — A porch pirate is seen on home surveillance stealing Christmas packages from a front porch in Orangevale, just weeks before the Christmas holiday. Surveillance cameras captured the suspect in the act, stealing two packages with costly Christmas gifts inside. The woman who shared the surveillance footage online is hoping someone can identify the woman seen on camera. The homeowners neighbor was so shocked this happened, she shared the surveillance footage on social media to alert her neighbors. Now, […]

  • LIVE BLOG: Flooding Hits Butte County Area Scarred by Camp Fire

    Follow FOX40’s Live Blog below for more updates on the flooding in Butte County. BUTTE COUNTY — Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Butte County on Thursday, forcing officials to quickly deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stranded in vehicles after a downpour near the Paradise area, officials said. Authorities said they used boats to rescue people from three homes and told people in about 100 vehicles to stay in place until the rain receded in late […]

  • Town Leaders, Residents Plan Next Steps for Paradise

    CHICO — It was standing room only inside Chico City Hall Wednesday. “The purpose was to get a financial update on the town,” said Paradise Mayor Jody Jones. Jones along with members of the town council held a meeting for displaced Paradise residents. “There were lots of rumors going around that the town’s going to go bankrupt,” Mayor Jones said. “So we wanted to publically have that financial update so people know what the plan is.” Officials also included updates […]