La Porte, Butte County

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  • Incident Name: La Porte, Butte County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: BTU
  • Size (acres): 6,151
  • Percent Contained: 98%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 17, 2017
  • Personnel: 632 (complex total)
  • Structures Destroyed: 31 residential, 1 commercial and 40 outbuildings

La Porte, Butte Unit, Cal Fire. Part of the Wind Complex. One miles east of Bangor, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

October 18, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Damage assessment is complete on all fires of the Wind Complex. Final evaluation has resulted in reassessment of all results.

LaPorte Fire Area: 2 residences damaged.
31 residences and 40 minor structures, 1 commercial property

October 17, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Crews improved containment line on the Lobo Fire and strengthened containment lines on Cascade and LaPorte. Patrolling the burn area and suppression repair continues. Demobilization of excess resources continues.

October 17, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Minimal activity. Firefighters patrolling the burn area, mop up and suppression repairs continue. Residents should watch for fire and utility equipment throughout the burn area.

October 16, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Patterson) back to the local unit will occur today.  Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior.

October 15, 2017 at 6:02 PM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 will transition the fires within the Wind Complex to the local Units tomorrow and this will be the final update from the Incident Management Team.

October 15, 2017 at 12:22 PM

All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted. All evacuation shelters are now closed. All animal evacuation shelters are now closed.

In Yuba County, the Yuba/Sutter Fairgrounds remains open as an evacuation center for residents and animals. The address is 442 Franklin Ave., Yuba City. (530) 674-1280

Anyone needing information for recovery please contact your county OES office:

Yuba County: (530) 749-7520
Nevada County: (530) 265-1515

Butte County residents can call the Fire Assistance Center (530) 538-7473 starting Monday, October 16th.

October 15, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Anyone needing information for recovery please contact your county OES office:

Butte County (530) 538-7373
Yuba County (530) 749-7520
Nevada County (530) 265-1515

Due to utility repair, continued mop up and suppression repair there are evacuation warnings still in place. Please use caution when driving in these areas. Firefighters and other resources are beginning to be sent to other major fires within California due to the progress made on the Wind Complex.

October 14, 2017 at 8:12 PM

A Red Flag warning in effect for late tonight through Sunday morning. Firefighters will continue to monitor conditions. Damage Inspection Teams have finished their assessments.

Anyone needing information for recovery please contact your county OES office.

Butte County (530) 538-7373
Yuba County (530) 749-7520
Nevada County (530) 265-1515

Due to utility repair, continued mop up and suppression repair there are evacuation warnings still in place. Please use caution when driving in these areas.

October 14, 2017 at 7:37 AM

The total acreage reflects more accurate mapping. Red Flag warning today through Sunday morning for gusty winds and low relative humidity. Firefighters will continue to monitor conditions. Damage Inspection Teams are continuing their assessments.

All Evacuation Orders have been reduced to Warnings and all roads are now open.

Use caution when in the fire area as utility companies continue their repairs to infrastructure that was damaged due to the fire.

October 13, 2017 at 6:14 PM

Red Flag warning late tonight through Sunday morning for gusty winds and low relative humidity. Firefighters will continue to monitor conditions. Damage Inspection Teams are continuing their assessments.

All Evacuation Orders have been reduced to Warnings and all roads are now open.

Use caution when in the fire area as utility companies continue their repairs to infrastructure that was damaged due to the fire.

October 13, 2017 at 5:32 PM

All Evacuation Orders have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. All road closures for the Wind Complex have been lifted, allowing for repopulation of the LaPorte and Cascade Fire areas. Use caution when re-entering the affected areas as fire and utility personnel will still be working in the area.

October 13, 2017 at 6:12 AM

Good progress overnight.

October 12, 2017 at 5:06 PM

There will be a community meeting for Yuba County residents affected by the Cascade and La Porte Fires. The event will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 6:30 PM at the Browns Valley Elementary School. The address is 9555 Browns Valley Road, Browns Valley, California 95918

October 12, 2017 at 2:42 PM

The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the following areas:
• Cox Lane and areas south to the Butte County line, including the community of Honcut.

The Evacuation Orders for the following areas have been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning:
• La Porte Road from Pleasant Grove Lane to Grimy Gulch Road. This will allow access to the Pleasant Grove/Grimy Gulch area.

The following areas are under Evacuation Orders:
• La Porte Road from Darby Road west to Grimy Gulch Road and all tributaries. Los Verjeles Road south from La Porte Road to the Butte County Line. Oro Bangor Highway from Bangor Park Road to La Porte Road.

Road Closures:

• La Porte Road at Darby Road
• Oro Bangor Highway at Bangor Park Road
• La Porte Road at Grimy Gulch Road

October 12, 2017 at 6:30 AM

After review of the fire progression a change in fire boundaries has resulted in a shift in acreage on the Cascade and LaPorte fires. The total acreage combined did not change significantly during this reporting period.

Firefighters continued to build containment lines overnight. Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challenge. Predicted red flag warning will bring change in wind direction over the fire area. Damage Inspection Teams are continuing their assessments. Changes in damaged and destroyed structures along with the type of structures involved will be reflected in incident updates as the inspection teams confirm their findings.

October 12, 2017 at 6:19 AM

Reduction in acreage due to better mapping.

October 12, 2017 at 5:42 AM

Gusty north winds and low humidity expected today. A wind event will occur today with breezy northerly winds and poor humidity recovery combining to bring near Red Flag conditions. The strongest winds are expected this morning with decreasing winds expected through the day. Lighter winds are expected on Friday with slightly higher RH. Another disturbance will bring anther round of breezy northeast winds on Saturday. Neither of these periods of breezy winds is expected to be as strong as that experienced last Sunday or Monday. Lighter winds and warm dry conditions are expected early next week.

October 11, 2017 at 7:26 PM

Butte County will open a Fire Notification Hotline for residents impacted by the LaPorte Fire and the Cherokee Fire. Residents who wish to verify if they have lost their home may receive notification and information regarding local resources to assist them in their recovery efforts. The purpose of the Notification Hotline is to provide notification of structure loss to residents. The County will open a Local Assistance Center at the Bangor Community Center next Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th from 10am to 4pm. The Bangor Community Center is located at 7500 Oro Bangor Highway, Bangor. Fire Notification Hotline: 530-538-6824 Hours of Operation:

– Thursday, October 12th: Noon to 5:00 pm
– Friday, October 13th: 8:00 am to 5:00pm

Partnering Agencies: Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services

October 11, 2017 at 3:31 PM

Per PG&E: In Butte County, about 570 customers in Bangor are without power and are expected to be restored by Thursday evening. About a dozen PG&E linemen are rebuilding 15 burned poles and restringing power lines damaged by the La Porte Fire.

October 11, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Butte County: Notification Hotline, 530.538.6824, open tomorrow. Residents can find out if homes were destroyed in the #LaPorteFire or #CherokeeFire.

October 11, 2017 at 2:46 PM

The Evacuation Order for Bangor Park Road has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning.

All other Evacuation Orders and Evacuation Warnings remain in effect.

Road Closures:

• La Porte Road at Darby Lane
• La Porte Road at Pleasant Grove Lane
• Oro Bangor Highway at Bangor Park Road

October 11, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Fire behavior forecast: The fire is burning in a mix of grass and brush with stands of timber and timber litter that are extremely dry and have a heavy fuel loading. With the predicted northwest wind, single or group tree torching could cast embers and produce spot fires in receptive fuel beds – especially where the timber litter fuel loading or heavy grass crops are high. Wind speeds are expected to increase with strong gusts which will led to increased rates of spread and the possibility of long range spotting.

October 11, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Firefighters continued to build containment lines overnight. Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challenge.

Predicted red flag warning will bring change in wind direction over the fire area.

Damage Inspection Teams have arrived at the incident and have initiated their assessments. Changes in damaged and destroyed structures along with the type of structures involved will be reflected in incident updates as the inspection teams confirm their findings.

October 11, 2017 at 6:14 AM

No growth in acreage overnight. Control objectives remain the same.

October 10, 2017 at 8:57 PM

Firefighters continue to reinforce and build containment lines around the fires. The steep, rugged terrain paired with the hot and dry temperatures make firefighting efforts difficult. Ground crews, with air support, continue to actively engage in suppressing spot fires around the perimeter of the incident. Damage Assessment Teams have arrived at the incident and have initiated their assessments. Changes in damaged and destroyed structures along with the type of structures involved will be reflected in incident updates as the assessment teams confirm their findings.

Evacuated areas are continuously being evaluated for future repopulation.

Road closures: Oro Bangor Hwy at Avacado Rd., Teddy Ln. at Bangor Park Dr., La Porte Rd. at Darby Ln., and La Porte Rd. at Pleasant Grove Ln.

October 10, 2017 at 3:46 PM

The evacuation order for the Community west of Bangor has been reduced to an evacuation warning and residents can reenter. All other evacuation orders remain in place.
• Oro Bangor Highway from Miners Ranch Road to Avacado Road
• Dunstone Road to La Porte Road
• Laporte Road west of Pleasant Grove Lane

Evacuation Orders remain in effect in the following areas:
• La Porte Road from Pleasant Grove Lane to Darby Road, and all areas of Los Verjeles Road
• Oro Bangor Highway from Avacado Road to the Bangor 4 Corners

Road Closures:
• Oro Bangor Highway and Avacado Road
• Teddy Lane and Bangor Park Drive
• La Porte Road and Darby Lane
• La Porte Road and Pleasant Grove Lane

October 10, 2017 at 11:59 AM

Roadside flareup on Marysville Road at Simone Court reported by Yuba County Sheriff. Additional dozers are being ordered to the area.

October 10, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Fire activity is picking up in Division Q, the eastern portion of the LaPorte fire.

October 10, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Two S2 tankers have been requested by Wind Air Attack to the Laporte Fire. Fire behavior is moderate by the smoke inversion over the incident.

October 10, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Containment is up to 10%.

The control objectives are:

Keep the fire North of Fruitland Road
Keep the fire South of Rocky Huncut Creek
Keep the fire East of Robinson Mill Road
Keep the fire West of Dunston Road

October 9, 2017 at 6:55 PM

The Butte County Air Quality Management District and the Butte County Public Health Department have issued an Air Quality Advisory to notify the public of poor air quality conditions in Butte County due to smoke from the Cherokee Fire, La Porte Fire, Cascade Fire, and Honey Fire.

Bangor School closed Tuesday, October 10th due to power outages and evacuation.

Evacuation Warning has been issued for Cox Lane and all areas south, including Honcut, south to the Yuba County Line.

LaPorte Fire evacuations in Yuba Co – Vierra Ln from Darby Rd to La Porte Rd, La Porte Rd to Butte Co line and north Golden Arrow.

Evacuation order for all of LaPorte Rd. and roads off of LaPorte Rd. from Rob Mill Rd. south to Dunstone. Added evacuation orders including all of LosVerjeles Rd. & Oro Bangor from Yuba Co to Avacado including Avacado Rd.