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CHICO, Calif.—Chico police are trying to learn why a gathering of college-age revelers spiraled into a near riot by hundreds of people. Partiers threw bottles and fruit at police and into the crowd early Sunday. They set fire to a couch, vegetation, debris and a fence near a Chico State University building and a bridge.
People sprayed fuel on trees and fencing. A Chico fire engine doused both the flames and the people around it with a fire hose. Police donned riot gear and fired pepper balls to break up the crowd after about two hours.
Police Chief Bruce Hagerty says the town 90 miles north of Sacramento has had similar problems at Halloween or early in the semester. But he's puzzled by the midsemester near-riot.
 
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