Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Nelson, Thermalito
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: BTU
  • Size (acres): 95
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: June 17, 2020
  • Personnel: 98
  • Structures Destroyed: 3

Nelson, Thermalito near Oroville.

June 17, 2020 at 7:09 PM

Red Flag Warning conditions, including high winds and very low relative humidity combined to fuel this fast-burning fire. The fire burned into the neighborhood of Mountain Vista Drive, destroying three homes and damaging two others. Firefighters continue mop up and overhaul operations at this hour.

All vacuations lifted by Butte County Sheriff’s Office

Road Closures: none

June 17, 2020 at 2:06 PM

June 17, 2020 at 1:51 PM Firefighters are making good progress.

June 17, 2020 at 1:20 PM Nelson Air Attack is releasing the tanker back to Chico

June 17, 2020 at 1:16 PM IC reports structure threat has been mitigated, forward progress stopped at approximately 95 acres.

June 17, 2020 at 1:07 PM Butte County Sheriff are setting up additional road blocks, please avoid the area and do not attempt to get in the fire zone.

June 17, 2020 at 1:02 PM Air Attack is reporting about 40-50 acres with some structures actively burning on Mountain Vista Drive. Forward progress has been stopped on right and left flanks.

June 17, 2020 at 12:58 PM

The Red Cross is opening a temporary evacuation point at the Nelson Ball Field, 2280 5th St. in #Oroville in response to the Nelson Fire that has forced evacuations for several blocks around 16th Street in Oroville.

June 17, 2020 at 12:50 PM

IC requesting more water tenders and engines. Air Attack 210 is releasing one of the tankers

Image CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire

June 17, 2020 at 12:27 PM

June 17, 2020 at 12:08 PM

Firefighters responding to a vegetation fire in Thermalito. Additional resources dispatched. Structures threatened