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More Congestion Could be Coming Into Chico Municipal Airport

Camp Fire workers could be moved into housing units near the Chico Municipal Airport to help with debris removal from the Camp Fire.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 5:32 PM

CHICO, Calif.-- The areas surrounding the Chico Municipal Airport could get even busier.

Airport Manager Sherry Miller told Action News Now that a base camp of 300-500 workers could be moving in to help with debris removal from the Camp Fire.

Miller said the lease has yet to be finalized but that they would be housed in about 250 units on the west side of the airport.

One nearby business owner said he's excited at the possibility of having more customers.

"I'm absolutely excited, its great for business. We've brought in a couple portable units to use for dining areas so in case the dining area gets full we can handle an overflow." said Boyd Atkin, the owner of The Foodie Cafe. 

About 700 students from Paradise High School have already been moved into the former Facebook building for classes, causing an increase to traffic near the airport tremendously.

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Air quality has worsened for most of northern California as a lot of smoke from our area fires as settled over the valleys and foothills. We can expect more hazy, smoky sunshine on Tuesday with light to moderate breezes as autumn begins.
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