- Incident Name: Forbestown, Butte County
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: BTU
- Size (acres): 58
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: September 12, 2019
- Personnel: 105
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Forbestown, Forbestown Road and Hurleton Swedes Flat Road in Butte County
September 11, 2019 at 8:50 AM
The Forbestown Fire is 58 acres and 95% contained with crews checking for any remaining hot spots. Damage assessment continues, and we want to remind the public to drive carefully and watch for heavy equipment and large vehicles near the fire.
September 8, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Firefighters continue to reinforce containment lines and mop up hot spots.
September 6, 2019 at 10:09 PM
As night falls over the fire, crews on the ground continue working to establish control lines and remove hazard trees. The fire remains at 58 acres and is 75 percent contained. Work will continue through the night and into tomorrow.
September 6, 2019 at 4:02 PM
CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire: Accurate mapping from the air has led to a sharp increase in acreage. Crews are in heavy mop up in areas with poor access due to steep, rough terrain. The fire is within the burn scar of a fire from two years ago, so there are many dead and hazardous trees, which are being removed by certified fallers.
September 6, 2019 at 3:20 PM
Revised acreage puts the fire at 58 acres and still 50% contained, per CAL FIRE
September 6, 2019 at 2:42 PM
Firefighters are mopping up, numerous resources will remain on scene for several hours. All aircraft have been released from the fire.
September 6, 2019 at 1:19 PM
IC reports the fire is holding at 8 acres. Retardant line around the fire is complete, hoselay and handline about 50% around the fire. Helicopters will remian on the fire, all tankers have been released.
September 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM
Tanker 93 has been released from the fire, returning to Chico.
September 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM
September 6, 2019 at 12:17 PM
September 6, 2019 at 12:15 PM
Forbestown IC is requesting additional engines to respond to the fire.
September 6, 2019 at 11:58 AM
Fire slopped over the drainage, estimated at 7 acres now and 10% contained.
September 6, 2019 at 11:52 AM
One additional dozer and one water tender to the fire from Oroville.
September 6, 2019 at 11:47 AM
Ground resources are making good progress, aircraft are continuing to drop retardant on the head of the fire to slow its progression. Helicopters are working hotspots.
September 6, 2019 at 11:21 AM
Aircraft are making good progress boxing the fire in and keeping it in the drainage. One civilian burn injury report, IC is requesting a medic to respond.
September 6, 2019 at 11:13 AM
The fire is estimated at 3-5 acres, burning in grass and brush.
September 6, 2019 at 11:02 AM
September 6, 2019 at 10:52 AM
Air Attack 230 and Tanker 89 out of Grass Valley over the fire near Forbestown, with Tanker 93 out of Chico.
September 6, 2019 at 10:29 AM
Report of a possible vegetation fire between Forbestown Road and Old Forbestown Road. Units en route.