Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Cherokee, Butte Unit, Cal Fire. Three miles north of Oroville, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.

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. The fire is now fully contained.

October 13, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Containment increased to 75% during the day shift. Crews continue to work on total containment. Total acres, 8,417.

October 13, 2017 at 6:18 AM

Change in acreage due to better mapping.

October 12, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Cherokee Road is now open. Cherokee Rd has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning.

All other orders and warnings have been lifted.

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 6:12 PM

Cherokee Fire off Cherokee Rd & Zonalea Ln, Oroville (Butte County) remains 8,360 acres & 45% contained. Crews continue to battle gusty winds and steep terrain.

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 8:53 AM

All remaining Evacuation Warnings for the Cherokee Fire have been lifted.

The BTU Call Center is open: (530) 538-7826.

South, West & East flanks of the fire are holding, making progress on the North Flank.

October 10, 2017 at 8:33 AM

All Evacuation Orders in the Cherokee Fire have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings and all Evacuation Warnings have been lifted.

October 10, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Containment has increased to 40% at 7,500 acres. Crews continue to strengthen and increase containment lines.

October 9, 2017 at 6:26 PM

Butte County Sheriff: Cherokee Fire Update:

-Immediate Evacuation Order remains in place for Cherokee Road from Derrick Road to Red Tape Road-the west side of the road is under an Evacuation Order, the east side of the road is under an Evacuation Warning.

-The Evacuation Order has been downgraded to an Evacuation warning for Table Mountain Blvd from Cottonwood Road to Highway 70, all of Coal Canyon Road and connecting roads to Coal Canyon Road.

Cherokee Road remains closed.

October 9, 2017 at 6:24 PM

South, West & East flanks of the fire are holding, making progress on the North Flank.

October 9, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Per CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire: 7,500 acres and 20% contained.

October 9, 2017 at 9:12 AM

All Evacuation Warnings on Nelson Avenue and Wilbur Road are lifted.

October 9, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Wind Complex Air Attack is ordering one lead plane and one VLAT to the Lobo and Cherokee fires.

October 9, 2017 at 6:29 AM

Latest estimate from CAL FIRE is 4,000 acres.

October 9, 2017 at 2:21 AM

NVADG is supporting animal rescue efforts, large animals can being taken to Camelot Equestrian Park on Clark Rd.

October 9, 2017 at 2:06 AM

Evacuation warnings issued for Nelson Ave. from the bridge over the Forebay west to Wilbur Rd.

October 9, 2017 at 12:26 AM

Fire has burned down to Hwy 70, Hwy 70 closed from Hwy 149 So to Table Mtn. over crossing. Fire 800 acres.

October 9, 2017 at 12:13 AM

Evacuation center open staffed with Red Cross at the Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Ave. Oroville. Added Evac order for Table Mtn Blvd from the Cottonwood Rd. to Hwy 70, inc. Table Mtn Ranch & Coal Canyon & roads off

October 8, 2017 at 11:03 PM

In addition to the evacuation order, evacuation warning for east side of Cherokee from Red Tape Rd. south to Derrick Rd.

October 8, 2017 at 10:49 PM

Evacuation order for the west side of Cherokee Rd. from Red Tape Rd. south to Derrick Rd. Fire is now estimated at 600 acres.

October 8, 2017 at 10:47 PM

Evacuations from Derrick Road to Red Tape Road.

October 8, 2017 at 10:44 PM

Hard closure of Cherokee Road and Oregon Gulch Road.

October 8, 2017 at 10:35 PM

Evacuation orders issued for Red Tape Rd. West to the Sand Mine.

October 8, 2017 at 10:32 PM

IC is requesting the closure of Cherokee Road from Table Mountain. A lot of traffic coming up and a large oak tree is blocking Cherokee Road.

October 8, 2017 at 10:26 PM

Per CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire: Cherokee Fire [update] Fire is 80 acres – additional resources requested.

October 8, 2017 at 9:58 PM

Firefighters working to access fire in remote area, estimated at over 10 acres currently, heavy wind. Fire is near the 3400 block of Cherokee Rd.

Engine striketeam from NEU en route.

October 8, 2017 at 9:36 PM

Fire in remote area, working resources in to fire, reported by water tender 67 as a couple of acres heavy wind.