Left on their own, nurses, bikers and church-goers improvise their own Camp Fire shelter

CHICO — Birgitte Randall began her Saturday shift with a short briefing in the command center — a side room of the East Avenue Church with acoustic guitars, a cluttered conference table and a black leather couch where volunteers took turns sleeping.

The 28-year-old nurse picked up where she left off, asking about the status of sick evacuees showing norovirus symptoms.

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