Butte

[Butte County] Grand Jury Report in 2009 Highlighted Fire Risk in Paradise, but Evacuation Plans Still Fell Short

The vulnerability of the people living in and near Paradise, California, to a major wildfire was made clear in a 2009 investigation. Still, the warning and evacuation process — including steps taken since the report — failed to prevent dozens of fatalities in the fast-moving Camp Fire that ripped through the city Nov. 8.