Photo courtesy Judy Bellamy

August 30, 2017 – The Ponderosa Fire near Feather Falls in Butte County continued to be active overnight. The latest estimate puts the fire at 2,500 acres, with no containment.

Close to one thousand firefighters are assigned to the incident with more arriving today. The fire has displaced 1,200 people and another 400 are sheltering in place. The continued hot dry weather and a receptive fuel bed, will promote the potential for large fire growth today again.

The fire started around 1:14 pm on Tuesday and at nightfall was estimated at 1,000 acres. The smoke plume was visible from space, attesting to the explosive growth of the fire.

A flight restriction is in place over the fire, this includes drones!

Shelter Location

Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Avenue in Oroville.
Ponderosa Community Center, 17103 Ponderosa Way, Brownsville (Yuba County). Animals will not be held at the shelter, but can be accommodated in the area.

Animal Shelter

Small Animal shelter, Old County Hospital in Oroville, 2279 Del Oro. Animals can be checked in until 9:00 pm.
Large animal shelter, Camelot Equestrian Park, 1985 Clark Road.
Call the North Valley Animal Disaster Group hotline at 530.895.0000 for assistance with animal evacuation.

Real-time updates will be posted on our Ponderosa Fire incident page.

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