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  • Incident Name: Camp, Butte County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE BTU
  • Size (acres): 149,511
  • Percent Contained: 50%
  • Estimate of Containment: Nov. 30, 2018
  • Personnel: 5,632
  • Structures Destroyed: 12,256

Camp, Butte Unit, Cal Fire. Cal Fire IMT 1 (Derum). Three miles northeast of Concow, CA. Chaparral, timber and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and isolated torching. Several communities and energy, communications and railroad infrastructure threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect

November 16, 2018 at 7:32 PM

Civilian Fatalities: 71
Structures Threatened: 15,500
Single Residences Destroyed: 9,700
Single Residences Damaged: 219
Multiple Residences Destroyed: 144
Commercial Destroyed: 336
Commercial Damaged: 64
Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 2,076

Today firefighters continued to make progress on the Camp Fire. Hand crews and dozers have been working to implement primary and secondary control lines in steep and rugged terrain. Firefighters have made great progress in strengthening and connecting existing control lines around the fire. More resources, including a contingency of fire engines, will be staged in preparation for forecasted increased winds over the weekend associated with a Red Flag Warning. Firefighters and our utility cooperators continue to work tirelessly to mitigate hazards and increase safety in the burn areas.

Mitigating hazard trees, hot spots, and utility issues remain a priority and firefighters are working around the clock with our cooperators to make the fire area safe.

Fire behavior was moderate with isolated torching, backing, and creeping. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon in the fire area. Evacuation orders continue for the communities and areas surrounding Concow, Magalia, Paradise, Pulga, Big Bend, Berry Creek, Bloomer Hill and Stirling City. Evacuation warnings remain in place for portions of Hwy 32 corridor to the Plumas County Line and areas around Table Mountain. Re-population of some areas around Table Mountain occurred today.

November 16, 2018 at 2:19 PM

The following portions of the Cherokee evacuation zone (Zone A) have been reduced to an evacuation warning.

-HWY 70 from HWY 149 north to Pentz Road is reduced to an evacuation warning. The areas north of HWY 70 at Pentz Road remain under evacuation order to include the upper end of Cherokee Road and Flag Canyon Road. All areas west of HWY 70 remain under an evacuation order, this includes Clark Road, Wheelock Road, and Pentz Road.

-The area of Cherokee Rd north from Table Mountain Blvd. to Red Tape Road is reduced to an evacuation warning. All areas north of Cherokee Road and Red Tape Road remain under evacuation order, this includes Louise Lane and Condor Road.

-Cherokee Road and Oregon Gulch Road will be open to residents via Cherokee Road at Table Mountain Blvd.

November 16, 2018 at 11:35 AM

The Town of Paradise has launched www.paradiserecovers.org. Paradise residents and businesses may use the website as a one-stop location for Camp Fire updates, community meeting information and Town of Paradise specific disaster recovery resources.

November 16, 2018 at 7:36 AM

The fire remained active overnight with small growth. Firefighters worked last night to continue improving containment lines through indirect methods and back-firing as conditions allow. Today firefighters will continue to strengthen and improve containment lines in order to keep increasing containment on the fire. Mitigating hazard trees, hot spots, and utility issues remain a priority and firefighters are working around the clock with our cooperators to make the area safe.

Breezy northeast winds will continue into this morning. A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon for gusty winds and low humidity. No precipitation is expected until possibly Thanksgiving.

November 15, 2018 at 7:48 PM

Fire behavior was moderate with uphill runs, isolated torching and flanking . Steep and rugged terrain continue to impede control efforts.

Mandatory evacuations include Concow, Magalia, and Paradise, Centerville, Butte Creek Canyon, Lower Neal and Upper Honey Run, Cherokee, Nimshew, Lower Clark, Lower Skyway, Carnegie, North Pines, Fir Haven, South Pine, Old Magalia, and Coutolenc.

The evacuation order also includes Clark and Pentz roads south to Hwy 70, Butte Valley, Pulga, Yankee Hill Concow, Humbug, Stirling, Powellton, Lovelock, Brush Creek, Mountain House and Bloomer Hill.

Evacuation Warnings and road closures are in effect for the Little Chico Creek area (north).

Multiple road closures include portions of Hwy 99, Hwy 70, Hwy 149, Hwy 162, the Skyway Rd and numerous roads in the fire area. 52,000 Civilians remain evacuated and 1,385 in temporary shelters. Union Pacific Railway, Sawmill Peak Lookout, Flea Mountain Lookout, Butte Fire Center, and USFS facilities remain threatened.

Major power, water and communication infrastructure is threatened. Paradise, Magalia, and Concow water systems are under a “boil” notice.

November 15, 2018 at 7:45 PM

Firefighter Injuries: 3 Civilian Fatalities: 63

Single Residences Destroyed: 9,700 Single Residences Damaged: 115 Multiple Residences Destroyed: 118

Commercial structures Destroyed: 290 Commercial Structures Damaged: 50

Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 1,750

Total Personnel: 5596 Engines: 622 Water Tenders: 75 Helicopters: 24 Hand Crews: 101 Dozers: 103 Air Tankers: Air tankers are flying fire suppression missions as condition allow from throughout the state.

Firefighters worked throughout the day in all areas of the fire to continue suppression efforts while working to strengthen and improve control lines. Firefighters implemented both indirect and direct fire attack methods to make progress in containing the fire. Many portions of the fire are burning in steep and rugged terrain where direct fire attack is difficult. Established containment lines are holding and firefighters continue to patrol the interior of the fire for hot spots.

We continue to appreciate the patience and support of the Butte County community as we work to make the fire area safe for re-entry. There are thousands of firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other cooperators operating around the clock to complete this necessary work.

The companies that provide utility services to the areas impacted by the fire (such as AT&T, Comcast, PG&E) are an integral part of the work that is being done. Their crews are working in coordination with CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4, alongside emergency responders, to remove hazardous trees, weakened utility poles, damaged wire, cable and piping. This work is necessary to restore essential utility services, and interfering with their work can create unnecessary and frustrating delays for the incident and members of the public that are anxious to return to the affected areas.

Our utility partners play a critical role in making the area safe. We ask the public to extend them the same courtesy and support that has been provided to the firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other emergency responders working to stabilize the incident.

We are working around the clock to make the area safe for re-entry and appreciate the Butte County community’s continued cooperation and support.

SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and evacuation orders. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property, be aware hazardous conditions may still exist.

November 15, 2018 at 2:52 PM

Hwy 32 is open to Hwy 36.

Evacuation Order Reduced to Evacuation Warning:

Little Chico Creek Area (north) the evacuation order is lifted and the area will remain in an evacuation warning. The area north of Ten Mile House Road is open to Forest Ranch Road is open. Doe Mill Road south at Village Drive is closed. Santos Ranch Road, Wilder Drive, and Autumn Lane will remain closed.

Evacuation Order Lifted:

Humbug Zone- the evacuation order is lifted. Doe Mill Road is open east to Powellton Road. Doe Mill Road will be closed at Powellton Road.

Evacuation Warning Lifted:

Forest Ranch Zone- the evacuation warning for the Forest Ranch zone is lifted. Forest Ranch Road north to Hwy 36 is open.

NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and life safety hazards.

For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs.

November 15, 2018 at 8:15 AM

November 15, 2018 at 7:13 AM

The fire remained active overnight and firefighters continued to use various suppression tactics to attack the fire. As conditions allowed, firefighters were able to conduct back-firing operations assisting with securing the fire perimeter. Throughout the day firefighters will continue suppression efforts around the fire using both ground and air resources as conditions allow.

November 15, 2018 at 6:43 AM

Fire behavior forecast: Expect varying windows for direct attack versus indirect, as related to flame lengths and rates of spread, based upon forecast wind and smoke coverage. Expect daytime backing down slopes, then upslope runs.

Winds will be Northeast overnight, continuing to align downslope with the Feather River and Butte Creek drainages. Spotting will continue to present a concern, especially after 2200 hours.

November 15, 2018 at 6:42 AM

Weather forecast: The pattern will largely remain the same through Saturday with northeast winds each night, continuing through the morning, and switching to a light upslope/upvalley wind each afternoon. Under this pattern, we’ll begin to see local variations in weather conditions based on elevation and aspect. A few details to note: the thermal belt will largely stay around 1500-2500 feet in elevation and the northeast winds will most affect the NE-SW aligned drainages each overnight period.

Looking into the future, we are looking at an uptick in breezy overnight northeasterly winds beginning Saturday night. We are also becoming increasingly confident in incoming precipitation for the end of next week. Winds will increase out of the southwest ahead of any rain.

November 15, 2018 at 6:38 AM

No change in the control objectives for today:

-Keep the fire East of Hwy 99 to Cohasset Rd.
-Keep the fire South of Kanaka Creek
-Keep the fire West of Oroville Quincy Hwy
-Keep the fire North of Hwy 149 and the intersection of Hwy 149 and Hwy 99

November 14, 2018 at 7:16 PM

Single Residences Destroyed: 8,650 Single Residences Damaged: 115

Multiple Residences Destroyed: 106

Commercial structures Destroyed: 260 Commercial Structures Damaged: 48

Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 1,301

Total Personnel: 5,473 Engines: 620 Water Tenders: 75 Helicopters: 24 Hand Crews: 95 Dozers: 105 Air Tankers: Air tankers are flying fire suppression missions as condition allow from though out the state.

Today, a mobile retardant base was established in the northeastern area of the fire to support firefighter operations. In the Big Bend area, primary and secondary lines were constructed and that work is nearly complete. Line construction in the Bloomer Hill and Cherokee areas is complete. In key areas, fire personnel are waiting for favorable conditions to fire lines in order to secure them. The communities of Stirling City and Paradise Pines remain threatened. Firefighters are continuing to provide structure protection as needed and are working to construct direct and indirect fire lines while scouting and putting in contingency lines ahead of the fire.

Resources are working to mitigate hazards in the communities of Paradise, Magalia, Concow and Pulga to make it safer for personnel working those areas.

November 14, 2018 at 6:06 PM

56 confirmed fatalities.
130 missing persons.
138,000 acres (215 square miles) burned.
10,321 structures destroyed.
52,000 people under evacuation orders.

November 14, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Butte County Sheriff: In an effort to better inform the public this list of reported missing persons is being provided. If you see anyone on the list who is no longer missing please contact us so their name can be removed. Staff working the Missing Persons Task Force can be reached from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM at: 530-538-6570, 530-538-7544, 530-538-7671.

If you are unable to call during those hours please email: infosheriff@buttecounty.net

Missing Persons List

November 14, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Civilian Fatalities: 48
Structures Threatened: 15,500
Single Residences Destroyed: 7,600
Single Residences Damaged: 115
Multiple Residences Destroyed: 95
Commercial Destroyed: 260
Commercial Damaged: 48
Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 859

November 14, 2018 at 7:05 AM

Last night firefighters continued to hold established containment lines. Today firefighters will provide structure defense and continue to strengthen and improve existing control lines. Firefighters will be on patrol within the fire area while also mitigating hot spots and hazards. Weather and smoke conditions permitting, aircraft will drop retardant lines on existing areas of the fire and also ahead of the fire to impede its progress.

November 14, 2018 at 6:23 AM

Fire behavior forecast: ERC values continue to set new record highs for the entire month of November. Dead fuel moistures remain critical. Fuel conditions are more similar to late summer. It has been 213 days since the lower elevations last received 0.5″ of precipitation.

Areas with most activity last two shifts have no recorded fire history: south of Goat Point (DIV E), east of Feather River (DIV A), and north of Paradise (DIV NIU).

November 14, 2018 at 6:20 AM

Control Objectives
-Keep the fire East of Hwy 99 to Cohasset Rd.
-Keep the fire South of Kanaka Creek
-Keep the fire West of Oroville Quincy Hwy
-Keep the fire North of Hwy 149 and the intersection of Hwy 149 and Hwy 99

November 13, 2018 at 9:01 PM

The Camp Fire started six days ago, on November 8 at 6:29 am. Fueled by intense north winds, a dry air mass and critically dry fuels, the fire moved rapidly from the Pulga area in the Feather River Canyon into nearby communities including Paradise, Magalia and Concow. Critical fire weather conditions spread the fire to over 100,000 acres in the first two days. Currently, the fire is 130,000 acres and 35% contained.

There have been 48 confirmed civilian fatalities and 7,600 residences destroyed. The Camp Fire has produced an online Camp Fire Structure Status map.

On November 11, the U.S. Forest Service entered into unified command for the Camp Fire with CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff’s Department and the Paradise Police Department.

Extremely dry fuels remain coupled with rugged terrain are presenting firefighters with challenging conditions. At this time, high winds have abated and fire growth has slowed. Responders from across the country have joined the effort from Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Today, firefighters continued to gain ground on the Camp Fire. In the Big Bend area, firefighters focused on structure defense and perimeter control, with retardant support from air tankers. Air resources were also able to work in the Bloomer area while firefighters continued with line construction, plumbing the line ahead of planned firing operations. Firing operations are also planned in the Cherokee area. In the Santos Ranch area, poor visibility hampered air operations. Firing operations are planned from the Nimshew area to Helltown. Firelines continued to be constructed in the Stirling City area.

Firefighters are continuing to provide structure protection as needed and are working to construct direct and indirect fire lines while scouting and putting in contingency lines ahead of the fire.

Resources are working to mitigate hazards in the communities of Paradise, Magalia, Concow and Pulga.

Forecast low relative humidity and dry fuel moistures combined with steep rugged terrain will continue to impede control operations.

SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and evacuation orders. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. When you re-enter your property, be aware hazardous conditions may still exist.

Public Information Line: (530)538-7826
Missing Person Call Center Lines: (530)538-6570, (530)538-7544, (530)538-7671

Size: 125,000 acres Containment: 30% Firefighter Injuries: 3 Civilian Fatalities: 42

Single Residences Destroyed: 7,600 Single Residences Damaged: 75

Multiple Residences Destroyed: 95

Commercial structures Destroyed: 260 Commercial Structures Damaged: 32

Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 859

Total Personnel: 5615 Engines: 630 Water Tenders: 74 Helicopters: 23 Hand Crews: 99 Dozers: 105 Air Tankers: Air tankers are flying fire suppression missions as condition allow.

Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff, Paradise Police Department, and U.S. Forest Service

Social Media:

Twitter@USFSPlumas@CALFIREButteCo@CAL_FIRE@ButteSheriff

Facebook@USFSPlumas/@CALFIREButteCo@CALFIRE@bcsonews@ParadisePoliceDepartment


Evacuation Orders:

-Established for Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon, and Butte Valley

-Powellton zone

-Lovelock zone

-Humbug zone

-Stirling zone

-North Coutelenc zone

-North Fir Haven zone

-Nimshew zone

-Carnegie/Colter zone

-South Fir Haven zone

-South Coutelenc zone

-North Pines zone

-South Pines zone

-Old Magalia zone

-Lower Pentz zone-Morgan Ridge zone

-Lower Clark zone

-Butte Creek Road

-Centerville Road

-Concow

-Pulga

-Yankee Hill

-Morgan Ridge

-Skyway from lower Paradise to the Chico city limits

-Highway 32 at Nopel South all the way to Chico city limit

-Highway 70 from Pulga to West Branch Feather River bridge

-All of Clark Road and all of Pentz Road, south to Highway 70, everything west to Highway 99 and south to Highway 149 including all of Butte Valley

-Shippee Road from Highway 149 to Highway 99,

-Cherokee Road to Highway 70 to Lake Oroville south to Table Mountain Blvd.

-East Bound Hwy 162/Oro Quincy Hwy at Forbestown Rd east to Mountain House Road/4 Mile Ridge Road, including the communities of Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Mountain House and Bloomer Hill

Evacuation Warnings:

Highway 162 to Highway 99 to Highway 149 to 70.
·With Exception of Shippee Road from Highway 149 to Highway 99

Nopel Road at Highway 32, north to the county line

The Evacuation Warning for the area of Thermalito has been lifted. This includes the area of Highway 99 east to Highway 70 from Highway 162 north to Highway 149.

Evacuation Centers:

OPEN: Bidwell Jr. Highschool (2376 North Ave, Chico CA 95926)

OPEN: Yuba-Sutter Fairground (442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991)

OPEN: Plumas County Fairgrounds (204 Fairground Rd, Quincy CA 95971)

OPEN: Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948)

THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Glenn County Fairgrounds (221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963)

THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966)

THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, CA 95928)

For the most recent up to date evacuation locations and status go to: https://www.buttecounty.net/

After a disaster, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, emergency relief supplies, emotional support and health services to people in need.
Camp Fire Red Cross Hotline: (855)558-1116 or Red Cross

Road Closures:

SR70 at Pentz Rd.

SR70 @ Wheelock

SR70 at SR191

Durham Pentz Rd. E/B from 99 N/B & S/B

Neal Road East from 99

E/B Skyway at Honey Run

SR149 S/B off to SR70 E/B

SR70 N/B off to SR70 E/B

SR70 at Cherokee

SR32 at Yosemite E/B

Cherokee Road S/B at Water Service Dirt Rd.

Skyway at Humboldt Rd.

Skyway at DeSabla Ln.

Humboldt Rd. at Bruce Rd.

SR162 (Oro Quincy) E/B at Forbestown Rd.

SR 162 (Oro Quincy) Hwy at Upper Bald Rock Rd.

SR162 (Oro Quincy) at Stephens Ridge Rd.

SR32 at Headwaters Rd.

SR32 at Schott Rd.

SR32 at Garland Rd.

SR 70 at Deadwood Rd.

East 20th at Dawncrest Dr.

Picholine at Sevillano Ct.

Finding Pets and Pet Rescue: (530)895-0000

Animal Evacuation Centers:

Small Animals:
Chico Municipal Airport
150 Airpark Blvd, Chico, CA 95973

Large Animal Shelter:
Butte County Fair Grounds
199 E Hazel Street, Gridley, CA

Temporary Flight Restrictions(TFRs) 
are in place over the Camp Fire.

Cooperating Agencies: California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service, California Conservation Corps, Butte County, Butte County Sheriff’s Office, City of Chico, Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Town of Paradise, Town of Paradise Police Department,

To learn more about wildlife preparedness visit: www.readyforwildfire.org

November 13, 2018 at 7:18 AM

Last night firefighters continued to hold established containment lines. Firefighters actively fought the fire and worked aggressively. Firefighters provided structure protection and will continue to provide structure protection throughout daytime operations. Firefighters will work to put direct and indirect fire lines in while scouting and putting in contingency lines ahead of the fire. Many risks and hazards along with steep terrain in some areas will impede firefighting efforts.

Structures Threatened: 15,500
Single Residences Destroyed: 6,522
Single Residences Damaged: 75
Multiple Residences Destroyed: 85
Commercial Destroyed: 260
Commercial Damaged: 32
Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 772

November 13, 2018 at 7:09 AM

Fire behavior: Daytime terrain and fuel-driven fire with wind-dominated fire behavior at night. Expect varying windows for direct attack versus indirect, as related to flame lengths and rates of spread, based upon forecast wind and smoke coverage. Expect daytime upslope runs. Winds will be Northeast overnight, continuing to align downslope with t he Feather River and Butte Creek drainages. Spotting will continue to present a concern. Areas with most activity last two shifts have no recorded fire history: south of Goat Point (DIV E), east of Feather River (DIV A) , and north of Paradise (DIV N/U ).

November 13, 2018 at 7:07 AM

Weather forecast: Conditions remain very dry for today’s operational period. Winds will be much lighter and terrain-driven, however, northeast winds return overnight with gusts as high as 15 mph. The Feather River drainage will be gusty each night as the northeast flow develops – this is a seasonal norm and will continue to develop each night for the rest of the week. Similar conditions are likely through the week with a slight warming trend each day. No precipitation is expected through the week.

November 13, 2018 at 7:03 AM

Control Objectives
-Keep the fire East of Hwy 99 to Cohasset Rd.
-Keep the fire South of Kanaka Creek
-Keep the fire West of Oroville Quincy Hwy
-Keep the fire North of Hwy 149 and the intersection of Hwy 149 and Hwy 99

November 12, 2018 at 9:06 PM

The Evacuation Warning for the area of Thermalito has been lifted. This includes the area of Highway 99 east to Highway 70 from Highway 162 north to Highway 149.

November 12, 2018 at 7:57 PM

The north portion of the fire exhibited the most active running conditions today with wind and slope driven runs. Fire also burned actively in the Bloomer Hill, Stirling City and Big Bend areas.

November 12, 2018 at 7:24 PM

Firefighters were successful in many areas of the fire today. Firefighters were able to hold the current fire perimeter line in some areas of the fire footprint. There is still the potential of moderate fire behavior. Tonight firefighters will continue to control the perimeter line. Firefighters will continue to provide structure protection throughout the night. Firefighters will continue to construct and reinforce both direct and indirect fire lines. Forecasted low relative humidity and dry fuel moistures combined with steep rugged terrain will continue to impede control operations.

November 12, 2018 at 6:33 PM

The confirmed death toll has risen to 42, according to Butte County Sheriff.

November 12, 2018 at 6:17 PM

Damage Inspection Specialists have provided affected community members with an online damage assessment map.
Field damage inspection is still ongoing and subject to change. The points shown in this map are being updated regularly. Data is subject to change as information is gathered and verified. The icons on the map indicate the current known status of the structure.
Addresses may be entered in the search bar to find a specific location.

November 12, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Glenn County Evacuation Shelter located at the Glenn County Fairgrounds 221 E. Yolo St. Orland, CA, will stop accepting new evacuees at 5:00 p.m. tonight, Monday, November 12th, 2018. The shelter will remain operational and serving the more than 100 shelter residents but will not accept new evacuees.

Evacuees seeking shelter should go to the following shelter sites that have space available:
Butte County Fairgrounds: 199 E Hazel St. Gridley, CA
Bidwell Jr. High School: 2376 North Ave. Chico, CA
Yuba – Sutter Fairgrounds: 442 Franklin St. Yuba City, CA

Our donation center located at the Glenn County Fairgrounds is not in need of any additional physical donations. We are overwhelmed by the community support and thank our community for the donations. We have plenty of supplies for our shelter residents. If you are interested in future donations, our shelter residents are in need of gift cards or monetary donations to provide them with long term assistance. Our donation center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until further notice.

November 12, 2018 at 11:49 AM

The Camp Fire has produced an online interactive evacuation map for citizens to view.
You can view the map at this URL: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevac

November 12, 2018 at 10:42 AM

Fire behavior remained active overnight with the primary fire spread towards the north, east and south. The Red Flag Warning ended at 0700 and winds will transition throughout the day to a more diurnal flow pattern. Evacuation orders continue for Paradise, Magalia, Helltown, Stirling City, Centerville, Pentz, Pulga, Concow, Yankee Hill, Butte Creek, Brush Creek and numerous residences within the fire area. Evacuation Warnings have been issued for residents in the area of Hwy 32 from Nopel Ave. to the Plumas County line and areas of Hwy 70 from Hwy 99 south to Thermalito and north of Hwy 162. Multiple road closures including portions of Hwy 99, Hwy 70, Hwy 32, Hwy 149, Skyway Rd and numerous roads in the fire area. Union Pacific Railways, DWR Diversion Dam, Sawmill Peak Lookout, Flea Mountain Lookout, Butte College, Butte Fire Center, USFS facilities and Feather River Hospital remain threatened. Major infrastructure effecting power, water systems and emergency and public communications are threatened. CALFIRE Team 4 is is Unified Command with the USFS, Butte County Sheriff’s and the Town of Paradise Police Department.

November 12, 2018 at 7:56 AM

Ongoing damage assessment:
Structures Threatened: 15,500
Single Residences Destroyed: 6,453
Single Residences Damaged: 36
Commercial Destroyed: 260
Commercial Damaged: 22
Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 389

November 12, 2018 at 7:28 AM

Strong northeast winds are expected to continue through Monday morning. Firefighters worked through the night to hold perimeter lines and provide structure defense in areas where the fire was impacting structures. Steep rugged terrain in some areas will impede control operations. Today firefighters will continue to fight the fire aggressively, provide structure defense and strategically be prepositioned in the case of any wind shifts.

Evacuation Centers:

OPEN: Bidwell Jr. Highschool (2376 North Ave, Chico CA 95926)
OPEN: Yuba-Sutter Fairground (442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991)
OPEN: Plumas County Fairgrounds (204 Fairground Rd, Quincy CA 95971)
OPEN: Glenn County Fairgrounds (221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963)
OPEN: Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948)
THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966)
THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, CA 95928)
For the most recent up to date Evacuation Locations and Status go to: https://www.buttecounty.net/

November 12, 2018 at 6:52 AM

Weather: North wind event diminishes today with some areas above 3000ft still seeing breezy conditions through the morning. Lighter winds are expected for the afternoon, although conditions will remain very dry. Breezy drainage winds will develop over the Feather River Drainage by tonight and into Tuesday morning. Similar conditions are likely through the week with a slight warming trend each day. No precipitation is expected through the week.

Fire behavior forecast: Expect varying windows for direct attack versus indirect, as related to flame lengths and rates of spread, based upon forecast wind and smoke coverage. The North wind event will continue throughout the operational period, continuing to align downslope with the Feather River and Butte Creek drainages. Expect upslope runs under the inversion, especially in bends sheltered from general winds.  ERC values have been at new record highs for the entire month of November. Dead fuel moistures remain critical. Fuel conditions are more similar to late summer. It has been 211 days since the area last received 0.5″ of precipitation.

November 12, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Control Objectives:
-Keep the fire East of Hwy 99 to Cohasset Rd.
-Keep the fire South of Kanaka Creek
-Keep the fire West of Oroville Quincy Hwy
-Keep the fire North of Hwy 149 and the intersection of Hwy 149 and Hwy 99

November 11, 2018 at 7:16 PM

Strong northeast winds are expected to continue through Monday morning. The fire area is still under the influence of low relative humidity, dry fuel moistures. Moderate to extreme fire behavior are possible including; spotting, slope driven runs, torching and crowning. Firefighters will continue to conduct structure defense and perimeter control. 15,500 structures remain threatened.

November 11, 2018 at 6:59 PM

For residents of Magalia, Skyway, Stirling City, Paradise and Forest Ranch, you can pick up your mail at the Chico Post Office located at 141 W 5th Street

November 11, 2018 at 6:14 PM
Currently, 10 search and recovery teams are assisting BCSO. 2 forensic anthropology teams are assisting BCSO as well. As of tonight, the number of confirmed fatalities is 29.
November 11, 2018 at 6:08 PM
Butte County Sheriff received 66 reports of possible looting today. As of tonight, there have been no arrests for looting. Missing persons reports total 228, 107 people were located.
November 11, 2018 at 6:03 PM
2,000-acre slopover spot fire on Berry Creek. Another 500-spot fire in the Goat Creek area.

November 11, 2018 at 4:57 PM

Shelter Update: The Butte County Fairgrounds (located in Gridley) is now currently accepting evacuees. The Chester Memorial Hall is closed. The Elks Lodge Shelter has moved to Bidwell Jr. High School (2376 North Avenue, Chico CA) and is now accepting evacuees. The Elks Lodge Shelter is now closed.

November 11, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Fire activity is picking up considerably, lead planes are guiding the heavy tankers and VLATs to pre-treat the dozer lines near the Oro-Quincy Hwy.

November 11, 2018 at 12:46 PM

The Butte County Air Quality Management District Air Pollution Control Officer is issuing this updated Air Quality Advisory to provide more information on the continued wildfire smoke impacts in Butte County due to the Camp Fire. Widespread regional smoke impacts continue. In Butte County,unhealthy to very unhealthy air quality is forecast in the foothills. Although there may be improved air quality for some areas on the valley floor, the risk for conditions that are unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy is expected based on fire behavior and wind movement. More smoke may settle in the valley this afternoon and evening further degrading air quality.

The major air pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter also known as PM2.5. While all persons may experience varying degrees of symptoms, the more sensitive individuals, such as the young, the elderly, pregnant women, smokers, and those with respiratory conditions are of greatest risk for experiencing more aggravated symptoms which may include, but are not limited to coughing, watery and itchy eyes, and difficulty in breathing.

November 11, 2018 at 11:02 AM
Smoke is starting to hamper air operations. Fire activity is picking up in the southeast portion of the fire near Big Bend and Brush Creek.

November 11, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Video update from CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire

Camp Fire Incident Video Update 11.11.10

Camp Fire Incident Video Update 11.11.10 #campfire Butte County Sheriff Butte County, California Town of Paradise Paradise Police Department CHP – Valley Division CHP – Oroville

Posted by CAL FIRE/Butte County on Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018 at 7:59 AM

Last night the fire conditions were moderate to extreme due to the wind event. Crews continued to protect structures and fight fire aggressively. Fire lines are strategically being put in ahead of the fire to improve roads and provide barriers to the fire. Today the fire and firefighters will continue to be impacted by the strong winds. With the northeast wind pushing smoke to the southwest air operations will take advantage of the clearer air on the eastern side of the fire as long as weather and smoke conditions permit. Firefighters and cooperating agencies are continuing to mitigate many hazards within Paradise, CA. At 0700 hrs this morning the Camp Fire Incident entered unified command with USFS.

November 11, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Weather forecast: Critical north wind event continues across Northern California and over the Camp Fire. Gusty northeast winds will be strongest over the higher elevations in the morning, then dropping off slightly during the afternoon. For the lower elevations near the valley, we will see an increase of winds by the afternoon from the North-Northwest with gusts up to 25 mph. Very dry conditions continue today and for the next few days, along with poor overnight recoveries. No precipitation expected through the week.

Fire behavior forecast: The North wind event will continue throughout the operational period, continuing to align downslope with the Feather River and Butte Creek drainages. ERC values have been at new record highs for the entire month of November. Dead fuel moistures remain critical. Fuel conditions are more similar to late summer.

Caltrans Camp Fire closures 8:00 am: HWY 191 full closure; EB HWY 32 at Yosemite Road; EB/WB HWY 32 from Butte Meadows to SR 36; HWY 70 closed from HWY 149 junction in Butte County to HWY 89 junction in Plumas County; EB HWY 162 at Forbestown Road

November 11, 2018 at 7:47 AM

Control Objectives
-Keep the fire East of Hwy 99 to Cohasset Rd.
-Keep the fire South of Kanaka Creek
-Keep the fire West of Oroville Quincy Hwy
-Keep the fire North of Hwy 149 and the intersection of Hwy 149 and Hwy 99

November 11, 2018 at 2:06 AM

Spot fire, approximately 50-100 acres in size, south of the power plant. Units at scene report rapid rate f spread.

November 11, 2018 at 1:25 AM

53,408 people remain evacuated with 1,385 in temporary shelters as of tonight. Damage inspection teams conducted a windshield assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings and a complete assessment of all buildings has begun.

The fire continues to burn rapidly with uphill runs and short range spotting. A Red Flag Warning is in effect tonight through Monday morning for very dry conditions and strong downslope winds.

November 10, 2018 at 10:57 PM

Butte County: With @Enloe ’s help we have set up a clinic for minor medical care. The clinic will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Mission Ranch Primary Care (114 Mission Ranch Blvd #10, Chico, CA 95926). The Clinic is for evacuees, especially those needing medical refills.

Shalom Free Clinic (1010 Mangrove, Chico) will also be open Sunday from 1-4 p.m. to provide non-emergency medical care.

November 10, 2018 at 7:12 PM

Glenn County Red Cross Shelter has been reopened and is accepting evacuees. Located at the Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland at 221 E Yolo Street.

November 10, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Today, fire crews actively engaged in rescue and firefighting operations. Fire crews continue structure defense and fire suppression in the areas with fire activity. Forecasted strong northeast winds, in combination with low relative humidity and dry fuel moistures will continue to produce extreme fire behavior including dangerous rates of spread, and long range spotting.

November 10, 2018 at 6:25 PM

The confirmed death toll from the Camp Fire now stands at 23.

November 10, 2018 at 6:05 PM

UPDATE FOR RESIDENTS IN AREAS EAST OF OROVILLE

There is currently no imminent threat to residents in the City of Oroville. However, weather forecasts are predicting another 1-2 days of strong north/northeasterly winds which has the potential to create explosive fire behavior similar to the conditions that occurred on Thursday. It is imperative that residents in the areas listed below continue to remain vigilant, pay attention to the changing weather conditions and monitor CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department and Butte County Sheriff’s social media accounts for any changes in evacuation status.

November 10, 2018 at 5:51 PM

Del Oro Water Company & @CaWaterBoards are advising customers and/or emergency responders to boil water for drinking and cooking purposes in the following districts: Paradise Pines, Magalia, Lime Saddle, Stirling Bluffs & Buzztail.

November 10, 2018 at 5:48 PM

Paradise Irrigation District & @CaWaterBoards advise that PID customers boil tap water or use bottled for drinking and cooking purposes.

As a result of the Camp Fire, the Paradise Irrigation District, in conjunction with the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water, is advising all its customers and/or emergency responders that the water from the District may not be safe to drink. We advise people to boil the tap water, or use bottled water, for drinking and cooking purposes. This is a safety precaution to avoid stomach or intestinal illness as much of our water delivery system has been dewatered, which can allow contaminates to enter the water system. The affected area includes all
customers served by the Paradise Irrigation District.

We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink, and you no longer need to boil your water. We are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Do not drink the water without boiling it first
• Boil all water for one (1) minute
(rolling boil).
• Let water cool before drinking.
• Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.
• Boiling water kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

If you are unable to boil your water:

Household unscented liquid bleach
• For clear water, use 8 drops (1/8 tsp.) of bleach for 1 gallon of water. For cloudy water, filter through a clean cloth and use 16 drops (1/4 tsp.) of bleach for 1 gallon of water.
• Mix well. Allow to stand for 30 minutes before using.
• Water may taste or smell like chlorine. This means disinfection has occurred.

Water disinfection tablets
• Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

November 10, 2018 at 4:20 PM

A first-hand look at the conditions firefighters are facing. This photo was taken by Firefighter Bill Tangren, a firefighter with Peardale Chicago Park Fire, part of the Nevada County Strike Team.

November 10, 2018 at 3:16 PM

The Glenn County Red Cross Evacuation Shelter located at 221 E Yolo Street, Orland, CA is currently full and currently cannot accept any more evacuees. Those seeking shelter are being directed to Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds (442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA) and Chester Memorial Hall (22 Gay Street, Chester, CA).
Updates will be released immediately should the Glenn County Shelter reopen.

November 10, 2018 at 3:06 PM

November 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Additional shelter option: The Fathers House Church in Live Oak, 10720 Live Oak Bld (Hwy 99) Pets are welcome.

November 10, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Cooperating agencies on the Camp Fire will be hosting a community meeting at Laxson Auditorium, Chico State Campus. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions. Please arrive early as the meeting will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.

If you have questions about the meeting or the fire, please call the Fire Information Line at 530-538-7826.

Free Parking, 1st come 1st serve.
Free N95 masks. 1,000 available, 1st come 1st serve.

November 10, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Evacuation Shelter Information:

OPEN: Yuba-Sutter Fairground (442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991)

OPEN: Chester Memorial Hall (22 Gay Street, Chester)

THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948)

THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Glenn County Fairgrounds (221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963)

THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Chico Elks Club (1705 Manzanita, Chico)

THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966)

THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, CA 95928)

Animal Shelter Information:

All three animal shelters will close for the evening at 9 p.m. tonight, and will reopen at 7 a.m. on Saturday. When evacuating, take your animals with you. Make sure to bring water, food, bedding, and any containment devices necessary. If you are unable to take large animals, leave them in open pastures and leave food out. DO NOT lock them up in a barn.

Small Animal: Small animals evacuated due to the Camp Fire can be taken to:

  • The Old County Hospital at 2279 Del Oro and Mono, Suite E
  • The Chico Municipal Airport (150 Airpark Blvd, Chico, CA 95973)

Large Animal: Large animals evacuated due to the Camp Fire can be taken to the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948

Finding Loved Ones

  • We encourage residents to check http://safeandwell.org , and check with family and friends.
  • If you’re still not able to locate loved ones, please contact BCSO at 530.538.7322 to request a welfare check or to file a missing person’s report.

Finding Pets and Pet Rescue

Contact North Valley Animal Disaster Group & Animal Control at 530.895.0000

Call Line Information

  • The Town of Paradise Call Center: 530.879.3708 (for town information)
  • The Fire Public Information Line: 530.538.7826 (fire information)

Donations

Monetary Donations: We thank those wanting to make donations for the Camp Fire. Currently the best way to contribute is to make a monetary donation via the North Valley Community Foundation website. Supplies: Hope Center is taking donations 1200 Meyers St., Oroville (Municipal Auditorium). Hours: Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Needs: warm clothes, shoes, socks, coats (primarily for elderly residents).

Volunteers

Those wishing to volunteer should contact Caring Choices by calling 530.899.3873 or visiting them at 1398 Ridgewood in Chico.

November 10, 2018 at 1:43 PM

Caltrans: New closure at SR-162 & Forbestown Rd due to the Camp Fire.

November 10, 2018 at 12:47 PM

For those currently evacuating the areas of Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Mountain House, and Bloomer Hill, please use West Bound Hwy 162 through the City of Oroville.

November 10, 2018 at 12:07 PM

An Evacuation Order has been issued for East Bound Hwy 162/Oro Quincy Hwy at Forbestown Rd east to Mountain House Road/4 Mile Ridge Road, including the communities of Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Mountain House and Bloomer Hill.

November 10, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Butte County Sheriff: An Evacuation Warning has been issued for East Bound Hwy 162/Oro Quincy Hwy at Canyon Creek Bridge east to Mountain House Road, including the communities of Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Mountain House, and Bloomer Hill.

November 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

This morning’s Red Cross shelter update is coming to you from the Church of the Nazarene in Oroville. First a note of appreciation to The Salvation Army who has been here providing meals to Camp Fire evacuees. They got the morning rolling yet again by serving breakfast items as everyone started the morning watching the local news.

The Red Cross is providing shelter, food, and comfort at four shelters in Butte County. Last night, Red Cross shelters housed about 650 evacuees.

Red Cross Shelter Locations:

Butte County Fairgrounds

199 East Hazel Street

Gridley, CA 95928

Chico Elks Lodge

1705 Manzanita Avenue

Chico, CA 95926

Neighborhood Church

2801 Notre Dame Blvd

Chico, CA 95929

Oroville Nazarene Church

2238 Monte Vista Avenue

Oroville, CA 95966

Red Cross shelters are open to all, regardless of race, creed, religion, or immigration status.

Evacuees are encouraged to register at the Red Cross Safe and Well website so friends and loved ones know you are safe.

Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.

November 10, 2018 at 9:41 AM

November 10, 2018 at 7:08 AM

Strong NE winds are expected to return this evening. The fire area is still under the influence of low relative humidities, dry fuel moistures. Moderate to extreme fire behavior are possible including spotting, wind driven runs, torching and crowning. The fire will continue to burn to the NW impacting the communities of Magalia and Paradise Pines. Fire crews will continue to conduct structure defense and perimeter control. The community of Stirling City and Paradise Pines is still threatened. The fire is holding to the southwest near Chico and South at Hwy 99 and Hwy 149. The fire will continue to burn to the SW toward Big Bend, Berry Creek and threatening the City of Orville. The expected strong NE wind event has the potential to drive fire across Lake Oroville threatening the City of Oroville. Extreme fire behavior with dangerous rates of spread are expected. Resources will be prepositioned in preidentified locations in anticipation of the wind event. Crews continued tactical patrols in the communities of Paradise, Concow, and Magalia.

November 10, 2018 at 6:56 AM

53,394 people are under an evacuation order.

Nine civilian fatalities have been reported.

The fire will continue to threaten buildings and infrastructure in the communities of Town of Paradise, Chico, Magalia, Concow, Stirling City, Yankee Hill, Butte Creek Canyon, Butte Valley, Honey Run, Helltown, Forest Ranch, and Oroville. Approximately 14,000 buildings are impacted.

Also threatened included private timber lands, the watersheds for Lake Orville and Concow Reservoir, the Plumas National Forest, the Union Pacific Railroad, Highway 32, 70, 99, and 149. ISO reportable power lines, Table Mountain Substation, Butte Community College, Feather River Hospital, Paradise and Magalia municipal water systems, communication lines, cell towers and mountain top communications infrastructure, CALFIRE communications sites, CHP communications sites, Butte Fire Center, CALFIRE, Butte County, Town of Paradise, and USFS Fire Stations, Saw Mill Peak and Flea Mountain Lookouts, PG&E infrastructure including 500 KV, 230 KV and 115 KV lines, a PG&E gas line servicing the Town of Paradise, two hydroelectric plants at Poe, Desable and Lime Saddle are currently threatened.

The following substations are offline: Clark, Paradise and Orfino, DWR Diversion dam and power plant are threatened, the Thermolito Power plant that connects the Table Mountain sub station is unstaffed and evacuated. This is a major water source for the area.

November 10, 2018 at 6:50 AM

Weather Forecast: Light winds are expected during the day today with dry conditions. Poor mixing today will keep poor visibility through the day, especially for the lower elevations of the fire area. Another strong northeast wind event is expected over the next couple days with very dry conditions, poor recovery, and strong winds over the Camp Fire. Northeast winds will increase this evening after 2000, with the peak of the wind even from midnight to around 7am Sunday morning. Lighter winds are expected Saturday afternoon, with increasing northeast winds once again Sunday night. Very dry conditions and poor humidity recovery continues through the weekend and into next week, although with lighter winds.

November 10, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Control Objectives for today

-Keep the fire East of Hwy 99 to Cohasset Rd.
-Keep the fire South of Kanaka Creek
-Keep the fire West of Oroville Quincy Hwy
-Keep the fire North of Hwy 149 and Hwy 149 and Hwy 99

November 9, 2018 at 8:31 PM

EVACUATION WARNING UPDATE: BCSO has lifted the EVACUATION WARNING for residents living west of Highway 99 from Highway 149, north to Chico city limits and west to Midway.

EVACUATION ORDER UPDATE: BCSO has lifted the EVACUATION ORDER for residents living on Oro-Chico Highway from Estates Drive to Durham-Dayton Highway.

November 9, 2018 at 7:31 PM

Strong northeast winds diminished around midafternoon and ushered in the return to a typical diurnal pattern. The fire area is still under the influence of low relative humidities, dry fuel moistures.

Moderate to extreme fire behavior was observed over the fire area including spotting, wind and fuel driven runs. The fire will continue to burn to the northwest impacting the communities of Magalia and Paradise Lake.

Fire crews conducted structure defense and perimeter control.

The community of Stirling City is still threatened.

The fire continued to burn to the northeast on both sides of Highway 70. The fire continued to burn to the southwest into the east Chico city limits and Highway 32. The fire is holding to the south at highway 99 and highway 149.

The fire will continue to burn to the southwest toward Big Bend and Berry Creek. Crews continued tactical patrols in the communities of Paradise and Concow.

The fire will continue to threaten buildings and infrastructure in the communities of Town of Paradise, Chico, Magalia, Concow, Stirling City, Yankee Hill, Butte Creek Canyon, Butte Valley, Honey Run, Helltown, Forest Ranch, and Oroville.

November 9, 2018 at 6:13 PM

Butte County Sheriff confirms 9 fatalities.

November 9, 2018 at 6:11 PM

6,453 homes, residential buildings destroyed
260 commercial buildings destroyed
52,000 people under evacuation orders

November 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Evacuation Shelter Update: The Butte County Fairgrounds and the Glenn County Fairgrounds are full. The Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds and the Chester Memorial Hall are still open.

November 9, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Butte County update

Evacuation Orders are as follows (per 10 a.m. incident update):

  • Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon, and Butte Valley
  • Powellton zone
  • Lovelock zone
  • Humbug zone
  • Stirling zone, Stirling City and Inskip
  • North Coutelenc zone
  • North Fir Haven zone
  • Nimshew zone
  • Carnegie/Colter zone
  • South Firhaven zone
  • South Coutelenc zone
  • North Pines zone
  • South Pines zone
  • Old Magalia zone
  • Lower Pentz zone
  • Morgan Ridge zone
  • Lower Clark zone
  • Highway 32 at Nopel South all the way to Chico city limits
  • Butte Creek Road
  • Centerville Road
  • Concow
  • Pulga
  • Yankee Hill
  • Skyway from lower Paradise to the Chico city limits
  • Morgan ridge
  • Highway 70 from Pulga to West branch feather river bridge
  • All of Clark Road and all of pentz road, south to highway 70, everything west to highway 99 and south to highway 149 including all of Butte Valley
  • Shippee Road from Highway 149 to Highway 99,
  • Oro-Chico Highway from Estates Drive to Durham-Dayton Highway
  • Cherokee Road to Highway 70 to Lake Oroville south to Table Mountain Blvd.

City of Chico:

  • East of Bruce Road, between Highway 32 to East 20th Street
  • Canyon Oaks Subdivision (beyond the gate)

 

Evacuation Warnings are as follows (per 10 a.m. incident update):

  • Highway 162 to Highway 99 to Highway 149 to 70. (*With Exception of Shippee Road from Highway 149 to Highway 99)
  • Nopel Road at Highway 32, north to the County line
  • West of Highway 99 from Highway 149, north to Chico City limits west to the Midway
  • Highway 99 east to Highway 70 from Highway 162 north to Highway 149

 

Open Evacuation Shelters:

The following shelters still have capacity to support Camp Fire evacuees:

  • Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley (199 E Hazel Street)
  • Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland (221 E. Yolo Street)
  • Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City (442 Franklin)
  • Chester Memorial Hall in Chester (22 Gay Street)

The following shelters are full.

  • Nazarene Church in Oroville – FULL.
  • The Neighborhood Church in Chico – FULL.
  • The Chico Elks Lodge – FULL

 

Animal Shelters

All three animal shelters will close for the night at 9 p.m. They will reopen to accept additional animals on Saturday at 7 a.m.

Large Animal Shelter:

  • Large animals evacuated due to the Camp Fire can be taken to the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948.
  • If you are unable to take large animals, leave them in open pastures and leave food out. DO NOT lock them up in a barn. ‬‬‬‬

Small Animal Shelter:

  • Old County Hospital (2279 Del Oro and Mono, Suite E, Oroville, CA)
  • Chico Municipal Airport (150 Airpark Blvd, Chico, CA 95973)
  • When evacuating, take your animals with you. Make sure to bring water, food, bedding, and any containment devices necessary. Small animals can be taken to the


Finding Loved Ones

  • We encourage residents to check http://safeandwell.org , and check with family and friends.
  • If you’re still not able to locate loved ones, please contact BCSO at 530.538.7322 to request a welfare check or to file a missing person’s report..

 

Donations

  • Monetary donations can be made through the North Valley Community Center at: https://www.nvcf.org/
  • Donated supplies: The Hope Center in Oroville (1950 Kitrick Ave Ste. A) is taking donations for the Camp Fire. Hours: 8-5 Friday and Saturday, 9- 5 Sunday. Needs: warm clothes, shoes, socks, coats (primarily for elderly residents).

Volunteering

  • An Emergency Volunteer Center is open at Caring Choices (1398 Ridgewood in Chico). People interested in volunteering can go there or call 530-899-3873.

November 9, 2018 at 2:47 PM

Per Butte County: All three ANIMAL shelters (Chico Airport, Del Oro and Butte County Fairgrounds) will close for the night at 9 p.m. They will reopen to accept additional animals tomorrow at 7 a.m.

November 9, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Butte County Superintendent of Schools, Tim Taylor, is announcing the closure of all public schools (districts and charter schools) in Butte County through Friday, November 23, 2018. This action is taken in response to the ongoing Camp Fire emergency in Butte County. Schools, families and communities are experiencing extreme loss due to this fire and its impact. Time is needed to help understand the extent of loss and disruption in our county and to develop ways to resume safely providing services to our schools and students. Butte County Office of Education will continue to support our schools, students, families and staff affected and is working closely with the California Department of Education, district superintendents and charter school leaders throughout the duration of this emergency and in the difficult months ahead.

November 9, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Current Evacuation Orders:

A PDF map is available on the Butte County OEM website.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Highway 162 to Highway 99 to Highway 149 to Highway 70 (with the exception of Shippee Road from Highway 149 to Highway 99)
  • Nopel Road at Highway 32, north to the County line
  • The area west of 99 from 149 north to Chico City Limits, west to the Midway
  • Highway 99 east to Highway 70, from Highway 162 north to Highway 149

November 9, 2018 at 9:39 AM

Aircraft assigned to the fire this morning: AA210, AA505, T89, T93, T103, T105, T912, T914, T41, T40 and Charlie 2. Air Attack 210 is requesting a third VLAT .

November 9, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Evacuation Orders & Warnings for Camp Fire – being updated now by Butte County

Current Evacuation Orders:

A PDF map is available on the Butte County OEM website.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Humbug, Lovelock and North Coutelenc zones
  • The area of Skyway from Lower Paradise down the Skyway to the Chico City limits.
  • Highway 32 from Nopel north to the County line
  • The area West of 99 from 149 north to Chico City Limits, west to the Midway

Evacuation Shelter Information: 

If assistance is needed in evacuating, call 9-1-1.

Animal Shelter Information: 

When evacuating, take your animals with you. Make sure to bring water, food, bedding, and any containment devices necessary. If you are unable to take large animals, leave them in open pastures and leave food out. DO NOT lock them up in a barn. ‬‬‬‬

Call Line Information

  • The Town of Paradise Call Center: 530-879-3708 (for town information)
  • The Fire Public Information Line: 530-538-7826 (fire information)

Donations

We thank those wanting to make donations for the Camp Fire. Currently the best way to contribute is to make a monetary donation via the North Valley Community Foundation website.

Volunteers

Those wishing to volunteer should contact Caring Choices by calling  530-899-3873 or visiting them at 1398 Ridgewood in Chico.

November 9, 2018 at 8:42 AM

Fire is located off Pulga Rd. cross of Camp Creek Rd, Jarbo Gap area. Extreme fire behavior with wind driven runs with group torching and spotting observed overnight. Numerous mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for communities north of Highway 70, Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Valley and Butte Valley, Forest Ranch, Stirling City, Inskip and portions of the City of Chico. An estimated 40,000 civilians have been evacuated. Multiple road closures are in place including Highway 70, Sky way, Highway 191, Pentz Road and Highway 99. Structures continue to remain threatened. Feather River Hospital has sustained severe damage and other structures have been lost. Neal Road Landfill, PG&E Pulga and Cresta Powerhouses, Kv powerlines, multiple communications towers, and Paradise Municipal water supply remain threatened. Also threatened are Saw Mill Peak and Flea Mountain lookouts. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for strong winds and low RH for the fire area. Cal Fire IMT 4 is assigned.

November 9, 2018 at 8:26 AM

The Butte County website and network are down due to the #campfire. This means some phone numbers are down. All numbers starting with the prefix 552-XXXX are down. Numbers starting with 538-XXXX should be working.

November 9, 2018 at 8:24 AM

Fire behavior forecast:

  • Fire will remain predominately surface fire in morning but may have torching and passive crown fire activity in timber stands with afternoon and overnight winds.
  • Expect rapid rates of spread in grass fuels wherever torching and ember cast is seen.
  • Areas of tactical advantage (water features, highways), normally utilized as barriers to fire spread, may be compromised with winds via spotting.

November 9, 2018 at 6:49 AM

Butte County offices and facilities in Evacuation Order areas are closed to the Public. The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility is closed, but may open later today. County offices outside evacuation areas are open today. Check road closures for best travel route.

November 9, 2018 at 6:40 AM

HWY 70 closed WB from Garden Dr. to HWY 89 junction, EB from HWY 89 junction to HWY 149 junction.

HWY 99 NB/SB from Shippee Rd. to Southgate Ave. HWY 191 closed at HWY 70 junction.

November 9, 2018 at 6:32 AM

Control Objectives for today:

-Keep the fire East of Hwy 99 to Durham Dayton Hwy to Oroville Chico Hwy to Estates Dr.
-Keep the fire South of Cohasset Rd.
-Keep the fire West of Hwy 70
-Keep the fire North of Hwy 149 and Hwy 99

November 8, 2018 at 8:28 PM

Firefighters assigned as of tonight: Engines: 303, Water Tenders: 11, Helicopters: 11, Hand Crews: 59, Dozers: 24.

November 8, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Firefighters continue to be challenged with extreme fire and weather conditions including strong winds and with long range spotting. 15,000 structures are threatened.

Due to the fluid and rapidly changing conditions, residents are urged to stay updated through official sources for changes to evacuations and road closures.

November 8, 2018 at 8:03 PM

Caltrans: HWY 99 now closed in both directions from Southgate Ave. in Chico to the Junction at HWY 149.

November 8, 2018 at 7:21 PM

Photo Seth Rosmarin

Per CHP: SR99 between Chico and SR149 is now closed due to the Camp Fire crossing roadway.

November 8, 2018 at 7:12 PM

CampFire [update] Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap (Butte County) is now 20,000 acres. Evacuations in place.

November 8, 2018 at 6:47 PM

The Evacuation Warning for Hwy 32 at Nople Avenue down to the Chico City Limits HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO AN ORDER. This still does not include the City of Chico.

November 8, 2018 at 6:32 PM

An evacuation warning has been issued for Hwy 32 at Nople Avenue UP TO the Butte County Line.

November 8, 2018 at 6:23 PM

UPDATE: An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the following areas:
-Hwy 32 at Nople Avenue down to the Chico City Limits.
-Skyway from Lower Paradise down the Skyway to the Chico City Limits

This evacuation warning does not include the City of Chico

November 8, 2018 at 4:59 PM
Smoke continues to impact areas adjacent to and downwind of the #campfire. Smoke is expected to settle overnight and in the morning potentially creating poor air quality conditions for valley locations. @bcaqmd has issued an Air Quality Advisory. More at bcaqmd.org.

November 8, 2018 at 4:47 PM

Per Butte County: The Neighborhood Church shelter in Chico is FULL.
There is still room at Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966) and the Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948).

November 8, 2018 at 3:57 PM

Smoke has extended through the Sacramento Valley to the Coastal Range into the San Francisco Bay Area. Image from NOAA’s Goes 16 Satellite at 1515 (3:15 pm).

November 8, 2018 at 3:29 PM

Chico State: Campus is safe, and there are no evacuation orders in the City of Chico. However, classes have been suspended for the remainder of today due to impacts to staffing. Campus remains open. Classes are expected to resume tomorrow. We will notify you if there is a change.

November 8, 2018 at 3:10 PM California State Parks: LakeOrovilleSRA has been impacted by the #CampFire. Lime Saddle Campground and Marina is closed and has been evacuated due to the fire and air quality. For your safety, please avoid this and any other areas that are closed during this time.

Photo by Seth Rosmarin

November 8, 2018 at 2:49 PM

CHP has reopened HWY 99 to NB/SB traffic. Neal Rd. and Skyway exits are closed to traffic.

November 8, 2018 at 2:39 PM

Air Quality Health Advisory issued

November 8, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Additional air resources requested to the fire, including VLAT and large tankers.

November 8, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Bruce Road in Chico. Photo by Jennifer Fuston

CAL FIRE CampFire [update] off Camp Creek Road and Pulga Road, Jarbo Gap off Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon is now 18,000 acres. Evacuation orders established for Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley.

November 8, 2018 at 2:29 PM

Skyway is blocked by heavy fire between Clark and Wagstaff.

Firefighters are protecting approximately 150 people who took shelter in a commercial building.

November 8, 2018 at 2:18 PM

Air Attack 210 is now Camp Air Attack. Air Attack 230 is returning to Grass Valley – puts latest estimate at 11,000 acres.

November 8, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Photo by Kim Heaton Felix

All patients were successfully evacuated form the Feather River Hospital, per the CHP log.

November 8, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Acting Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for Butte County due to the effects of the Camp Fire, which has destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of residents.

November 8, 2018 at 1:46 PM

EVACUATION ORDER 1:36 PM- an evacuation order has been issued for the Lower Clark and Lower Skyway zones.

November 8, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Neal Road at Durham this morning. Photo Sydney Moon

Additional evacuations from the  west side of Skyway from Cumberland down to Paradise Pines.

November 8, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Fire at the Feather River Hospital, firefighters are losing pressure in the hydrants, all available water tenders to the hospital now.

November 8, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Butte County Sheriff: The Shelter at Neighborhood Church may not be accessible until the traffic redirection on Hwy 99 is complete. Please follow direction from traffic officers. Thank you.

November 8, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Extreme wind driven fire behavior observed with long range spotting. Numerous mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for communities north of Highway 70. Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Valley and Butte Valley are under Mandatory Evacuation Orders. Multiple road closures are in place including Highway 70, Sky way, Highway 191 and Pentz Road.

November 8, 2018 at 1:17 PM

If you’ve evacuated due to the #CampFire please register at the @RedCross Safe & Well website. safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php Concerned family and friends can also search the list of those who have registered as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button.

November 8, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Camp Air Attack is placing a no divert on air resources, immediate life and safety threats.

November 8, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Fire on both sides of Honey Run.

Smoke conditions hampering Air Attack 230 in the Paradise area, attempting to send the S-2s in to help protect firefighters and civilians. Air Attack requesting 2 additional S-2s, 1 VLAT, 2 LATs.

November 8, 2018 at 12:52 PM

UPDATE: NB and SB lanes are closed on HWY 99 from HWY 32 junction to the HWY 149 junction. Offramps at East 20th Street are closed. CHP is stopping all northbound traffic on Hwy 99 at Hwy 149. All lanes of Hwy 99 from Skyway south to Hwy 149 will be southbound.

November 8, 2018 at 12:50 PM

November 8, 2018 at 12:14 PM

Fire encroaching on Clark x/Lava Creek Golf Course, people are traped in vehicles.

November 8, 2018 at 12:13 PM

The Butte County Fairgrounds is open as an evacuation center. The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds is NOT open as a shelter.

November 8, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Reports of possible Burn victims on South Libby, air ambulances requested.

People are abandoning their vehicles on Wagstaff and Skyway to flee on foot. Firefighters are evacuating as many as possible.

November 8, 2018 at 11:54 AM

EVACUATION ORDER 11:54 AM- an evacuation order has been issued for the area of Highway 70 from Concow South including all of Yankee Hill on both sides of 70.

November 8, 2018 at 11:53 AM

Fire has jumped the road at Skway and BelAir.

November 8, 2018 at 11:49 AM

EVACUATION ORDER 11:48 AM- an evacuation order has been issued for the area of Pentz and 70 South to 149 including Butte College.

November 8, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Southern end of fire is Glen Tree to west Indian Springs to south Skyway to the east.

November 8, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Paradise at Billie Road is about to be impacted, additional evacuations coming for approximately 1,000 residents.

November 8, 2018 at 11:18 AM

Extreme wind driven fire behavior observed with long range spotting. Numerous mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for communities north of Highway 70. Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Valley and Butte Valley are under Mandatory Evacuation Orders. Multiple road closures are in place. Fire is threatening structures, powerlines and communications towers as well as Flea Mountain and Saw Mill Peak Lookouts. Paradise municipal water supply is also threatened. Multiple structures have been lost. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for strong winds and low RH for the fire area.

November 8, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Large animal shelter has moved to Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 Hazel, Gridley. Small animal shelter at 2279 Del Oro, Oroville

November 8, 2018 at 11:16 AM

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire: Strong winds are moving the fire quickly. Please be safe and heed all evacuation orders.

November 8, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Traffic is being diverted westbound on Neal to facilitate evacuations out of Paradise.

November 8, 2018 at 10:52 AM

The fire is right behind the Safeway and has crossed Clark (Hwy 191) at the airport.

November 8, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Fire to reach Nelson Bar in approximately 1 hour.

November 8, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Large animals evacuated due to the #CampFire can be taken to the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948

November 8, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Reports of spot fires south of Neal at Skyway.

November 8, 2018 at 10:34 AM

A second evacuation shelter will open at 10 a.m. at Neighborhood Church

November 8, 2018 at 10:25 AM

EVACUATION ORDER 10:24 AM-Centerville and Butte Creek areas are under an evacuation order. If you need assistance evacuating, please call 911.

Photo by Roxy Kollmann-Schröder at the Chico Airport

November 8, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Threat to communication and powerlines as well as Flea Mountain Lookout.

The fire has jumped Clark.

Air ambulance needed at Skyway and Clark for immediate evacuation of a woman about to go into labor with a high-risk pregnancy.

Employees at the hospital will have to shelter in place.

November 8, 2018 at 10:13 AM

Per CHP: Meadow Springs Dr at Clark is the edge of the fire at this time.

November 8, 2018 at 10:10 AM

EVACUATION WARNING 10:08 AM-an evacuation warning has been issued for the Lower Clark and Lower Skyway zones.

November 8, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Per CHP, the fire is on 191 just north of the airport, complete blackout conditions per the traffic log.

November 8, 2018 at 10:07 AM

UPDATE: NB HWY 149 is closed to traffic at the HWY 70 junction. Highway closures now extend from HWY 149 to the junction at SR 89/Greenville Wye

November 8, 2018 at 10:04 AM

Silver Dollar Campgrounds in Chico are opening as an evacuation center.

November 8, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Photo courtesy @diggnitty

EVACUATION WARNING 10:00 AM- an evacuation warning has been issued for the Nimshew Zone. If assistance is needed to evacuate, please call 911.

November 8, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Butte County Air Quality: Smoke from the Camp Fire near Paradise and Concow will impact areas near and downwind of the fire. Residents near the fire should heed evacuation orders from local officials. Those in a safe location still being impacted by smoke should take action to reduce their exposure. Inside a building, close all windows and doors and use the re-circulate setting if available. If driving through smoke impacted areas, keep windows closed and run the air conditioner on re-circulate.

EVACUATION ORDER 9:22 AM-an evacuation order has been issued for the South Pine Zone, Old Magalia Zone and the South Coutelenc Zone. If assistance is needed to evacuate, please call 9 1 1

November 8, 2018 at 9:48 AM

Traffic collision at Pentz and Pearson, one CHP deputy involved. They are evacuating in a Butte County Sheriff’s vehicle now.

November 8, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Safety update: @PGE4Me responding to #CampFire in area of Paradise, Pulgas and Concow. About 4,400 customers without power due to fire impacts in Butte County.

November 8, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Northbound 70 at 149 is closed. Emergency shelters for small animals at 2279 Del Oro, Oroville. Large animals at Camelot, 1985 Clark road. Due to danger NVADG is not doing animal evacuations at this time.

November 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM

4 people trapped in the basement of Feather River Hospital.

November 8, 2018 at 9:27 AM

All traffic on Pearson needs to be stopped, the fire has reached the area. Also fire on Old Skyway.

November 8, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Cal Fire IMT 4 is on order for the fire.

November 8, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Small animals evacuated due to the #CampFire can be taken to the Old County Hospital at 2279 Del Oro and Mon, Suite E

November 8, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Latest estimate puts the fire at 5,000 acres.

November 8, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Fire is established in Butte Canyon, possibly across from Pearson Road. Also fire reported at Old Skyway near the old cemetery.

November 8, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Strike team of ambulances on the way from Shasta Co along with various other county ambulances.

November 8, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Closure on Pentz Road, the road is impassable now due to the fire.

November 8, 2018 at 9:06 AM

“Get people moving, now.” Both directions of Skyview need to be opened for southbound traffic.

November 8, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Evacuation warning issued for zones 11, 12.

November 8, 2018 at 9:02 AM

The fire has jumped Pentz.

November 8, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Feather River Hospital has been emptied of patients, all patients are en route to Enloe.

November 8, 2018 at 8:58 AM

Eastbound Skyway is being closed at Honey Run. Hard closure at Hwy 99 at Neal.

November 8, 2018 at 8:56 AM

Immediate need for ambulances to the Feather Rover Hospital. The fire is on the hospital campus.

November 8, 2018 at 8:55 AM

Butte County: Due to the fire in the area, an evacuation order has been issued for zones 2, 6, 7 and 13. If assistance is needed in evacuating, please call 9 1 1.

November 8, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Main building of the retirement home needs to be evacuated now. Fire is moving at the hospital on Pentz Road. Fire zones 2,7,13, and Morgan Hill are now under mandatory evacuation.

November 8, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Mandatory evacuation up to Magalia in the Paradise area.

November 8, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Per Butte County: Shelter Information: An evacuation shelter will be open at Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966) as of 9 a.m.

November 8, 2018 at 8:44 AM

Homes are involved on Ridgeway, traffic jams are causing delays in response and evacuations.

November 8, 2018 at 8:36 AM

The fire is behind the Feather River Hospital, about 140 people need immediate evacuation.

November 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Photo by G. Harrison from East Chico

5 engines, immediate need to Concow Road. Evacuations starting at the Feather River Hospital.

November 8, 2018 at 8:25 AM

Caltrans: EMERGENCY CLOSURE: SR 70 is CLOSED to eastbound traffic at Pentz Road and to westbound traffic at the Greenville Wye due to wildfire. No ETO at this time.

November 8, 2018 at 8:19 AM

Immediate need for 10 engines to Paradise for immediate structure threat.

November 8, 2018 at 8:17 AM

New evacuation orders: Ponderosa School, all of Pentz Road. Immediate need for multiple strike teams. Lower Pentz to Morgan Ridge is under mandatory evacuation.

Photo taken in Chico by G. Harrison

November 8, 2018 at 8:06 AM

Mandatory evacuation order now for the entire town of Paradise.

November 8, 2018 at 8:04 AM

EVACUATION ORDER: Due to a fire in the area, an evacuation order has been issued for all of Pentz road in Paradise East to Highway 70.

November 8, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Latest Cal Fire estimate puts the fire at 1,000 acres. Immediate need strike teams and other resources on the way to the incident. Winds in the area are gusting at 60 mph.

November 8, 2018 at 7:51 AM

Evacuation warning for Paradise residents on the canyon side of Pentz Road, the fire has jumped.

November 8, 2018 at 7:47 AM

Plume from the Camp Fire is visible in Nevada County.

November 8, 2018 at 7:31 AM

CHP is staffing a soft closure at Shady Rest. Hwy 70 between Pentz and Belden may be closed due to the fire.

November 8, 2018 at 7:25 AM

Butte County Sheriff: Due to a fire in the area, an evacuation order has been issued for the town of Pulga. If assistance is needed in evacuating, call 9 1 1.

November 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Additional resources from neighboring en route to the Camp Fire.

November 8, 2018 at 6:50 AM

Firefighters are working to access a fire in the Camp Creek Road area near Highway 70 in the Feather River canyon. Estimated 10 acres and spreading.