Humboldt fire grows to 6,000 acres

There are 17 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jun 12, 2008, titled Humboldt fire grows to 6,000 acres. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

A Cal Fire air attack crew pauses during the early stages of Wednesday's fire near Humboldt Road.

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Concerned about housing

Chico, CA

#1 Jun 12, 2008
All the students at Chico State University are gone. Why not use the dorms for housing. After all, it is a state campus and there are hundreds of rooms sitting empty.
Megan

Chico, CA

#2 Jun 12, 2008
Not all of the students are gone. However, yes all of the students who lived in the dorms are no longer living in the dorms. I agree it is a nice concept and people will need housing but Chico State can't afford to pay for that. There is already a budger crisis. There would be quite a few costs associated from preparation, higher electricity, water and gas, to clean up not to mention the worker needs to be paid for the labor involved to perform his/her duties.

Again, don't get me wrong, I love the idea of helping provide housing, however I don't think that the Chico State dorms are the best option.

THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS!!!
JCM

Chico, CA

#3 Jun 12, 2008
Who cares about the stupid " Budget" right now. There are people that are losing their homes, and others who are evacuated and need a place with water, food, and electricity. If Chico State is available, then their facilities should be made available, if they are in fact needed. Who cares about the costs right now. You want to talk about cost, then talk about all of the families who have, and will lose everything? Shelter costs are the last thing on anyone's minds (most anyone's). The state would probably reimburse CSU anyways. Right now it's about people, and their well-being, and that's it!
Anthony

Rancho Cordova, CA

#4 Jun 12, 2008
Chico State leaves the lights on in most buildings that aren't in use. Even the new structure into which nothing had been moved was completely lit 24/7 while I was finishing up this last term. It would likely cost Chico State nothing extra to allow evacuees use of their dorms, so long as the stay was temporary. I think it's an excellent idea.
concerned friend

Hayward, CA

#5 Jun 12, 2008
does anybody know what houses were destroyed on calernbarn way?
peg

Chesterfield, MO

#6 Jun 12, 2008
anybody know if Indian Springs Road was burned?
omg

Forest Ranch, CA

#7 Jun 12, 2008
omg
Kate

El Cerrito, CA

#8 Jun 12, 2008
Yes, school is out and students are gone from the dorms but Chico State Summer Orientation has now started. The dorms are used by incoming freshman as a "hotel" during their orientation. The school can't exactly kick these people to the curb either. Although, out of all the dorms at Chico I am sure they are not all being used.
Anthony

Rancho Cordova, CA

#9 Jun 12, 2008
Kate, I did not know that Summer Orientation was occurring now. Yes, Chico State can't exactly just kick these folk to the curb, but yes, I would expect that a majority of dorms are still open-- but I could be wrong!

It was recently reported on the local television news that Chico State has opened its dorms for faculty that have been evacuated. I think that, so long as space exists, Chico State should open dorms to other evacuees as well.
unknown

Sacramento, CA

#10 Jun 12, 2008
i was there when the guy took the pic on the 3 pic top row ....is scary cause its 10 mile from my family and im familer whith the area and its in a matter of hrs it will be there i hope they get this under control before it gets too far and not controlable
Butte Valley

Paradise, CA

#11 Jun 12, 2008
by the by, CSU Chico has opened up the dorms to evacuees, however due to insurance, it is only for the employees of CSUC and thier families.
ccc

Chico, CA

#12 Jun 13, 2008
anybody know
if the fire will reach upper
paradise?
God bless

Paradise, CA

#13 Jun 13, 2008
the wildfire is just about 20-50ft away from main campus butte college. About 40 homes were already burned to the ground. I don't think it really matters, people have lost their homes and yet other people seem to get stingy about places to stay.

At this point it shouldn't be about where the families can stay or not.

I agree with JCM.
ccc

Roseburg, OR

#14 Jun 13, 2008
I try to get the news on the front page but all I get is comments. I have family there that had to leave and would like some news of what is going on.
Thanks
Rebecca - Chico

Yuba City, CA

#15 Jun 13, 2008
Someone said the news reported a website that listed addresses of homes that burned. Can anyone confirm that? If so, what is that website?
peg

Chesterfield, MO

#16 Jun 14, 2008
Rebecca - Chico wrote:
Someone said the news reported a website that listed addresses of homes that burned. Can anyone confirm that? If so, what is that website?
This sort of list would be great, any replies on this??
indian springs

United States

#17 Jun 15, 2008
hi peg..yes most of indian springs was burned ..our property was one of them.
peg wrote:
anybody know if Indian Springs Road was burned?

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