Two Months On, Chico Struggling to Accommodate More Than 20,000 Displaced by Camp Fire

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A small dog sits on top of a Camp Fire evacuee's personal property in a car at a Walmart parking lot on November 16, 2018 in Chico, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After the Camp Fire devastated the town of Paradise, many evacuees sought shelter in the nearby city of Chico. As traffic accidents spike and classrooms overflow, we'll examine how Chico is coping with more than 20,000 additional residents. We'll also get the latest on where 657 evacuees will go as the Red Cross shelter at the Chico fairgrounds closes at the end of the month.

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Guests:

Kirk Siegler, correspondent, NPR

Randall Stone, mayor, Chico

Jeraline Ramsey, fire survivor living at the Red Cross shelter in Chico

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