As a result of the 2018 Camp Fire, the town of Paradise has been demolished and the community has been dispersed throughout the North State region and across California. For the purposes of documenting the Camp Fire from the perspectives of the individuals who experienced the natural disaster, the Camp Fire Oral History Project (CFOHP) captured and preserved the voices of survivors affected by the November 2018 disaster. The CFOHP gathered the stories of those directly impacted by the disaster, evacuees and first responders, together in a central location.

This project was a collaboration between the North State Public Radio, the California State University, Chico Sociology Department, and the Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives.

These recordings are made publicly accessible for future research purposes and preserved for posterity at the CSU Chico Meriam Library in the Special Collections and University Archives Department and online at the Chico Digital Collections website.

If you have any questions about the collection, please email Stefani Baldivia at