Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Gunnison, Chico
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: BTU
  • Size (acres): 550
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: May 8, 2021
  • Personnel: 57
  • Structures Destroyed: 3

Gunnison, off Munjar Road and Meridian Road, northwest of Chico in Butte County. Burning in grass. Evacuations have been lifted.

May 8, 2021 at 9:49 PM

The fire is fully contained. Three small outbuildings were destroyed, 2 outbuildings were damaged. No homes destroyed, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

May 8, 2021 at 6:45 PM

GPS mapped at 549.78 acres and 60 percent contained. All air resources released, and two of the three dozers.

May 8, 2021 at 5:42 PM

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is lifting all remaining EVACUATION ORDERS for the Gunnison Fire. Residents can return to their homes.

May 8, 2021 at 5:02 PM

Containment is up to 40%.

May 8, 2021 at 4:23 PM

Butte County Sheriff is lifting some of the evacuation orders. BCSO is lifting the Evacuation Order for Munjar Road West of Coyote Song Road. Everything East of Coyote Song remains under an evacuation Order.

May 8, 2021 at 4:20 PM

All aircraft have been released from the fire.

May 8, 2021 at 4:02 PM

Per Caltrans: Northbound & southbound State Route 99 CLOSED @ Eaton Road. Estimated time of reopening 4:30 PM.

May 8, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Forward progress has been stopped, they are estimating the fire at 350 acres.

May 8, 2021 at 3:54 PM

Gunnison Air Attack is releasing Tanker 102 back to McClellan

May 8, 2021 at 3:51 PM

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is expanding the IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER for residents living on MUNJAR ROAD and ALL ROADS off MUNJAR ROAD due to a fire burning north of Chico.

May 8, 2021 at 3:34 PM

Evacuation order for Denver Ln, Trinidad Dr and Gunnison Way
Evacuation order for Munjar Rd East and all roads off Munjar