Butte County, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is consolidating shelter locations in the coming weeks for residents impacted by the Camp Fire in an effort to ensure the sustainability of shelter accommodations and provide reliable, quality services to evacuees. All shelter sites will transition to the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street in Chico.
The plan for shelter transition is as follows:
- Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 East Yolo Street in Orland, began transitioning today.
- Evacuees camping near Walmart began transitioning today.
- Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Ave in Oroville, will begin transitioning tomorrow.
- Butte County Fairgrounds 199 E. Hazel Street in Gridley (transition plan in progress, details to follow in the coming weeks)
All shelter resources will be allocated to the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds location once transition of all current shelter evacuees is complete. Butte County, Town of Paradise, the City of Chico, and City of Oroville are working in collaboration with State and Federal partners, to identify mid- and long-term temporary housing solutions for residents while they rebuild or secure permanent housing. In the interim, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds shelter will operate to meet the immediate and critical temporary housing needs of evacuees.
Staff from Butte County and the American Red Cross are actively communicating the shelter consolidation plan with evacuees currently residing in the shelters scheduled for closure. Transportation is being provided to all shelter evacuees, as needed. Small animal shelter accommodations will be provided at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.