Volunteers, State Aid Butte County Fire Survivors

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) - Volunteers and state officials are helping the survivors of fires that charred 111 Butte County homes last week.

Gov. Schwarzenegger says two one-stop assistance centers are
opening next week to help victims of the Humboldt fire near Paradise and the Ophir fire that burned through the small town of Palermo.

Both fires were in the Lake Oroville area more than 60 miles north of Sacramento.

The centers are open in Oroville on Monday and Tuesday, and in
Paradise from Wednesday through Friday.

Evacuation shelters have closed, but the Red Cross is still offering assistance at the Paradise Alliance Church.

The wind-driven fires burned more than 24,000 acres.
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