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Wildfire evacuees face deadline to move out of fairgrounds

January 17, 2019
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, a home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. Officials are looking for more stable housing for roughly 600 people still sleeping at a Northern California fairground following the deadly wildfire last year. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, a home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. Officials are looking for more stable housing for roughly 600 people still sleeping at a Northern California fairground following the deadly wildfire last year. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Officials are looking for more stable housing for roughly 600 people still sleeping at a Northern California fairground following a deadly wildfire last year.

The Chico Enterprise-Record reports Thursday that a lease to operate an emergency shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds ends Jan. 31.

The American Red Cross, which has been operating the shelter, and Butte County are trying to find housing for remaining evacuees.

Red Cross spokeswoman Dianna Van Horn says most people are in trailers and RVs parked in the lot with several hundred more people staying in dorms.

The Camp Fire that sparked Nov. 8 killed at least 86 people and wiped out thousands of homes, including those in the tiny town of Paradise.

She said the agency is working individually with evacuees.

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Information from: Chico Enterprise-Record, http://www.chicoer.com

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