Deadline Looming for Camp Fire Evacuees to Vacate Chico Fairgrounds

Jennifer Christensen shows off her new tattoo while standing in the remains of her home destroyed by the Camp Fire Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. Christensen and her 2-year-old son, Avery, moved to Paradise about a year ago. Christensen is not sure of her future plans but feels so much loyalty to her town that she recently had a tattoo done on her upper arm that reads, "Love is thicker than smoke," and below that, "Paradise Strong." (AP Photo/Don Thompson)


Camp Fire evacuees are facing a January 31st deadline to move out of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. The Red Cross and Butte County are looking for housing for about 600 people still sleeping at the fairgrounds. The lease to operate an emergency shelter at the facility ends at the end of the month. The Camp Fire killed at least 86 people and destroyed about 14-thousand homes.