There are about 20 listed hotels & motels in Chico, Ca.. Most have up to 100 rooms and others have many more.. Then I looked to see where the Shelters were and these are the ones listed.. This is just Chico.. Other surrounding hotels and motels, Churches, schools, fairgrounds, event halls etc are opening their doors too..
If I lived there and had to evacuate I'd drive further to Sacramento, Reno, Tahoe, Truckee and all of those places that are loaded with places to stay..
I'm not disputing that the media is probably lying about numbers and especially how the fire began but a lot more centers are open then thought..
Here are the current evacuation centers:
OPEN: Bidwell Jr. High School (2376 North Ave, Chico CA 95926)
OPEN: Yuba-Sutter Fairground (442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991)
OPEN: Plumas County Fairgrounds (204 Fairground Rd, Quincy CA 95971)
OPEN: Glenn County Fairgrounds (221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963)
THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948)
THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Chico Elks Club (1705 Manzanita, Chico)
THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966)
THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, CA 95928)
In Chico at one of four Red Cross shelters, Neighborhood Church was expected to house 200 but has 370 evacuees looking for shelter.
The Red Cross is now redirecting people to other shelters and churches.
We sent them to Gridley shelter and now there is a shelter in Yuba City. There’s a variety of churches we have them going to,” said Mike Wood with the Red Cross.
Evacuation Shelters (Last updated: 10:31 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018):
New Life Church (965 Grand Avenue, Oroville)
Bidwell Jr. Highschool (2376 North Ave, Chico CA 95926)
Azad's Martial Arts Center (313 Walnut Street #150, Chico CA 95928)
Los Molinos Veteran's Hall (7980 Shirwood Boulevard, Los Molinos)
Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948)
Plumas County Fairgrounds (204 Fairground Road, Quincy)
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds (442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991)
Glenn County Fairgrounds (221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963)
The Father's House Church (10720 Highway 99, Live Oak)
Salvation Army volunteers bring bagels and burritos to the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, where evacuees are staying during the Woolsey Fire. The Salvation Army says it needs contributions in order to keep helping evacuees.
Here is a running list of evacuation centers that ABC10 will update as confirmed:
Bidwell Junior High School
2376 North Ave.
Chico, CA 995926
Plumas County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Rd.
Quincy, CA 995971
Chester Veterans Memorial Hall
225 Gay St.
Chester, CA 96020
442 Franklin Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95991
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
13539 Garder Lane
Chico, CA 95973
Oroville Nazarene Church (This center was reported full )
2238 Monte Vista Ave.
Oroville, CA 95966
Elks Club #423 (This center was reported closed)
1705 Manzanita Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
The Neighborhood Church (This center was reported full)
2801 Norte Dame Blvd.
Chico, CA 95928
Butte County Fair Grounds
199 E Hazel St.
Gridley, CA 95948
East Avenue Church - Animals Welcome(This center was reported full)
1184 East Ave..
Chico, CA 95926
Glenn County Fairgrounds
221 E. Yolo St.
Orland, CA 95963