Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name:
  • State:
  • Lead Agency:
  • Size (acres):
  • Percent Contained:
  • Estimate of Containment:
  • Personnel:
  • Structures Destroyed:

Chrome, Tehama-Glenn Unit, Cal Fire. Five miles northwest of Chrome, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

June 15, 2018 at 8:56 AM

Fire activity is minimal. This will be the final report on the Chrome Fire unless a significant change occurs.

June 13, 2018 at 7:47 AM

Demobilization of excess resources continues as firefighters are nearing full containment of the incident.

June 12, 2018 at 7:16 AM

Demobilization of excess resources continues. No change in acreage and firefighters continue extensive mop-up operations.

June 11, 2018 at 7:37 AM

No change in acreage, crews continue to work towards containment. Please watch for equipment traveling in the area.

June 10, 2018 at 3:14 PM

All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Crews are making good progress. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

June 10, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Glenn County OES

Evacuations have been lifted for the Chrome Fire in western Glenn County; including the community of Elk Creek. Residents may return to the area but are encouraged to remain prepared to evacuate should conditions change. Use caution in the area and watch for fire equipment entering and exiting the roadways. Non-residents are asked to avoid the area. The evacuation shelter at Veterans’ Memorial Hall in Willows is closed.

The fire is 2242 acres and 35% contained with no growth overnight. Control lines have been set around the perimeter of the fire and numerous fire resources are on scene to continue firefighting progress. Fire conditions can rapidly change as winds pick up this afternoon. Please be aware of changing conditions and stay tuned for emergency alert and warnings.

9-1-1 Emergency line outage continues west of Interstate 5 and south of Corning through Glenn County. If you have an emergency and are in the west side of the County, please contact Glenn County Sheriff’s Office dispatch directly at 530-934-6431. We are currently working on the issue with AT&T. Power outages have occurred in the area of the fire. PG&E will be working with fire to enter the area and address the outages.

The road closure to Stony Gorge has been lifted. Residents may enter the area and utilize the facilities.Residents in the area should remain prepared to evacuate:

o Identify potential evacuation routes
o Fuel up your car
o Identify transportation if you do not have a car
o Have an emergency go-bag with essential supplies for you, your children, and any pets

Essentials include:
Medications and prescriptions
Pet supplies including crate, leashes, food, identification tags, and photo
Comfort items
Any items you will need to shelter for 3 days

All residents are encouraged to sign up for our two emergency alert systems: CodeRED and Nixle. We will continue to push advisory and emergency alerts through these systems. To sign up go to:, select Sheriff’s Office. Click on the CodeRED and Nixle icons to register.

June 10, 2018 at 8:41 AM

All evacuations have been lifted. One structure was destroyed and critical power and phone line infrastructure compromised. Erratic winds are expected in the fire area today.

June 9, 2018 at 9:42 PM

Evacuation warnings are in effect, Glenn County OES reports the area includes Stony Gorge east to the community of Elk Creek. 911 lines are currently not working in Stonyford, Elk Creek and Paskenta.

June 9, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Updated acreage and containment. One home has been destroyed.

June 9, 2018 at 7:12 PM

Updated acreage is 700 acres and 10% containment has been achieved.

June 9, 2018 at 5:41 PM

The Chrome Fire is now reported at 500 acres. Additional evacuations in progress.

June 9, 2018 at 5:20 PM

Per Glenn County OES, evacuations in progress in the Elk Creek area.

June 9, 2018 at 5:19 PM

June 9, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Per CAL FIRE, updated acreage is now 200 acres for this wind-driven fire.

June 9, 2018 at 4:30 PM

June 9, 2018 at 4:28 PM

Evacuations from Road 309 to the Community of Elk Creek.