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SOME EVACUATION ZONES AND ZONE AREAS HAVE BEEN LIFTED (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:16
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SOME AREAS OF LITTLE CHICO A & B, BUTTE CK, LOWER & UPPER HONEY RUN EVAC ZO (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:43
SOME AREAS OF LITTLE CHICO A & B, BUTTE CREEK, LOWER AND UPPER HONEY RUN EVACUATION ZONES HAVE BEEN LIFTED WHEN: Tuesday November 20th, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. Access will be restricted to residents only beginning at 8:00 AM. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access these areas. At 2:00 PM. the area will open to general access. WHERE: Little Chico Creek Zone A has been lifted. Little Chico Creek Zone B has been lifted except for the following area: Centerville Road north of Bean Flat Road will remain under an evacuation order. Butte Creek Zone has been lifted. Upper Honey Run Zone has been lifted except for the following area: Honey Run Road north of Merlin Lane will remain under an evacuation order. Lower Honey Run Zone has been lifted except for the following area: Skyway Road north of Crossroads Drive will remain under an evacuation order. Crossroads Drive itself will also remain under an evacuation order. No traffic will be allowed north bound...

Multiple Agencies Act to Prepare for Potential Post-Fire Floods and Debris (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:46
Multiple Agencies Act to Prepare for Potential Post-Fire Floods and Debris Flows National Weather Service issued Flash Flood Watch for Butte County Camp Fire November 21-23 Multiple state, regional, and local agencies are preparing for the potential impacts of storm weather in wildfire-impacted areas within Butte County and want to ensure community members are also prepared. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning for the Camp Fire in Butte County. Rainfall over the burn areas is possible at times. Properties impacted by the wildfires, and downstream of those areas, are at risk for flash flooding, mudflows and debris flows during periods of intense rainfall. Wildfires can alter the terrain and soil conditions reducing the capacity for the ground to absorb water creating conditions for these type of hazards. In addition, creeks and streams within burned watersheds have elevated risk of flooding, mud,...

BERRY CREEK EVACUATION ZONE A HAS BEEN REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:47
BERRY CREEK EVACUATION ZONE A HAS BEEN REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING WHEN: Monday November 19th, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. WHERE: The Berry Creek evacuation zone A has been reduced to a warning except for the following areas: Encina Grande Road at Deer Meadow Rd, Bloomer Hill Road at Black Bear Road remain under and evacuation order. Hwy 162 at Four Mile Ridge Road will remain closed to all northbound traffic. Berry Creek Zones B and C remain under and evacuation order. For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs. The data on this viewer is being updated as often as possible, but might not be the most current. NOTES: Residents need to be aware that the areas being lifted have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles. Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional...

Evacuation Updates for Upper Magalia, Stirling City and Inskip (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:11
EVACUATION UPDATES IN UPPER MAGALIA, STIRLING CITY AND INSKIP WHEN: Monday November 19th, 2018 12:15 P.M. WHERE: Evacuation orders for the following evacuation zones in the Magalia, Stirling City, and Inskip areas have been adjusted as follows. Powellton Zone – Evacuation orders in the Powellton Zone have been lifted. Sterling City Zone – The evacuation order in the upper portion of the Stirling City Zone has been lifted. The P Line will be closed to all traffic south bound at Retson Rd. Lovelock Zone – Evacuation orders in the Lovelock Zone has been lifted. North Coutolenc Zone – Evacuation orders in the North Coutolenc Zone have been lifted. Coutolenc Road south bound at the lower end at Doon Grade Rd (20B1 Line) will remain under an evacuation order. No Traffic will be allowed south bound on Coutolenc Road toward the Town of Paradise. North Firhaven Zone – Evacuation orders in the North Firhaven Zone have been lifted except for the following areas: Northwood Drive from...

CAMP FIRE - EVACUATION WARNING AREAS LIFTED (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:27
CAMP FIRE - EVACUATION WARNING AREAS LIFTED WHEN: Monday November 19th, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. WHERE: These zone that are currently under an evacuation warning area are lifted: Little Chico Creek Area Zone C (north) Cherokee Zone A Hamlin Zone Messilla Valley Zone A Lower Clark Zone Lower Neal Zone Please reference the online viewer of evacuation statuses to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs. The data on this viewer is being updated as often as possible, but might not be the most current. Residents need to be aware that the areas being lifted have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles. NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and life safety hazards. For an online viewer of evacuation...

HAMLIN CANYON AND LOWER NEAL ZONES REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 15:10
HAMLIN CANYON AND LOWER NEAL ZONES REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING WHEN: Sunday November 18th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. WHERE: The following areas, Hamlin Canyon and Lower Neal Zones, have been reduced to an evacuation warning. Skyway to Tuscan Ridge, Neal Road to Wayland Road, Wayland Road to foster Road. No traffic will be allowed north from these areas into the Town of Paradise. These areas will be opened at 1:00 PM to residents only. At 2:00 PM the area will open to the general public. Residents will need to show proof of residency to access their property (Drivers License, Vehicle Registration, Mailing address, etc). NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and life safety hazards. For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs. The data on this viewer is...

Wildfire Update - Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 13:53
For Immediate Release - November 18, 2018 Information: Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. In many places, aerial ignition from a helicopter is used due to safety concerns for ground-based firefighters. Aerial firing operations are often used to moderate fire behavior by selectively reducing pockets of heavy fuel on the ground ahead of the fire. A confine and contain strategy is being used to suppress the wildfires.An area closure is in effect around the Alder and Mountaineer fires, including a portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. ALDER WILDFIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson above North Alder CreekAcres Burned: Approximately 4,503 acresFire Discovered: October 4, 2018Cause: LightningContainment: 55%...

PORTION OF STILSON CANYON ROAD EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 12:35
PORTION OF STILSON CANYON ROAD EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED WHEN: Sunday November 18th, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. WHERE: The portion of Stilson Canyon Road from Humboldt Road to Lazy S Lane evacuation order has been lifted. NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and life safety hazards. For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to: https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs. The data on this viewer is being updated as often as possible, but might not be the most

Plumas National Forest Road, Trail, and Area Closures (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:15
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MESSILLA VALLEY & LOWER CLARK EVACUATION ZONES REDUCED TO EVACUATION WARN (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:32
MESSILLA VALLEY AND LOWER CLARK EVACUATION ZONES REDUCED TO EVACUATION WARNINGS WHEN: Saturday November 17th, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. WHERE: Access will be restricted to residents only beginning at 3:30 p.m., today 11/17/18. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access these areas. At 5:00 p.m. today 11/17/18, the area will be open to general access. Highway 70 between Highway 149 and Cherokee Road, and all roads north of Highway 70 to include: Clark Road to Round Valley Ranch Road, Wheelock Road, Messilla Valley Road and Pentz Road to Messilla Valley Road will be reduced to an evacuation warning. Highway 70, north of Cherokee Road is still under evacuation order and Cherokee Road, south of Highway 70 to Red Tape is still under an evacuation order. Durham-Pentz Road, from Highway 99 to Pentz Road will be reduced to an evacuation warning. Dry Creek Road from Messilla Road remains under an evacuation order. NOTES: Fire personnel are still...

Camp Fire Press Conference Saturday, November 17 at 6pm (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 15:47
CAMP FIRE PRESS CONFERENCE When: 6:00 PM, Saturday, November 17th, 2018 Where: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Harvest Hall 2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928 Technology permitting we will broadcast the conference via Facebook Live from our @CALFIREButteCo Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIREButteCo What: The cooperating agencies of the Camp Fire will conduct a media briefing at the Harvest Hall of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions at its conclusion. Please arrive early as the briefing will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. www.buttecounty.net SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and evacuation orders. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property, be aware hazardous conditions may still exist.

Wildfire Update - Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 14:23
For Immediate Release - November 17, 2018 Information: Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. In many places, aerial ignition from a helicopter is used due to safety concerns for ground-based firefighters. Aerial firing operations are often used to moderate fire behavior by selectively reducing pockets of heavy fuel on the ground ahead of the fire. A confine and contain strategy is being used to suppress the wildfires.An area closure is in effect around the Alder and Mountaineer fires, including a portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. ALDER WILDFIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson above North Alder CreekAcres Burned: Approximately 4,065 acresFire Discovered: October 4, 2018Cause: LightningContainment: 55%...

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility Open with Limited Hours (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 00:00
NEAL ROAD WASTE FACILITY OPENS TO PUBLIC WITH LIMITED HOURS WHEN: Saturday November 17th, 2018 at 7:30 A.M. WHERE: The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility will open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 a.m. Neal Road will remain closed beyond the facility entrance until further notice. Hours of Operation: The facility will operate reduced hours Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Closed Sundays) NOTES: The Sunday closure is necessary due to staffing shortages as a result of the Camp Fire and operational needs. Beginning Nov. 25, 2018, the facility expects to return to its normal operating hours. SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call...

Wildfire Update - Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:22
For Immediate Release - November 16, 2018 Information: Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/The Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. In many places, aerial ignition from a helicopter is used due to safety concerns for ground-based firefighters. Aerial firing operations are often used to moderate fire behavior by selectively reducing pockets of heavy fuel on the ground ahead of the fire. A confine and contain strategy is being used to suppress the wildfires.An area closure is in effect around the Alder and Mountaineer fires, including a portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. ALDER WILDFIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson above North Alder CreekAcres Burned: Approximately 3450 acresFire Discovered: October 4, 2018Cause: LightningContainment: 55%...

SOME EVACUATION ORDERS REDUCED TO EVACUATION WARNINGS IN CAMP FIRE AREA (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:36
SOME EVACUATION ORDERS REDUCED TO EVACUATION WARNINGS IN CAMP FIRE AREA WHEN: Friday November 16, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. WHERE: The following portions of the Cherokee evacuation zone (Zone A) have been reduced to an evacuation warning. -HWY 70 from HWY 149 north to Pentz Road is reduced to an evacuation warning. The areas north of HWY 70 at Pentz Road remain under evacuation order to include the upper end of Cherokee Road and Flag Canyon Road. All areas west of HWY 70 remain under an evacuation order, this includes Clark Road, Wheelock Road, and Pentz Road. -The area of Cherokee Rd north from Table Mountain Blvd. to Red Tape Road is reduced to an evacuation warning. All areas north of Cherokee Road and Red Tape Road remain under evacuation order, this includes Louise Lane and Condor Road. -Cherokee Road and Oregon Gulch Road will be open to residents via Cherokee Road at Table Mountain Blvd. NOTES: Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution....

Camp Fire Press Conference Friday, November 16 at 6pm (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:11
CAMP FIRE PRESS CONFERENCE When: 6:00 PM, Friday, November 16th, 2018 Where: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Harvest Hall 2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928 Technology permitting we will broadcast the conference via Facebook Live from our @CALFIREButteCo Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIREButteCo What: The cooperating agencies of the Camp Fire will conduct a media briefing at the Harvest Hall of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions at its conclusion. Please arrive early as the briefing will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. www.buttecounty.net SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and evacuation orders. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property, be aware hazardous conditions may still exist. ###

Verde Prescribed Fire update (Tonto National Forest Rx Burns 2018 Prescribed Fire)

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:50
This week, fire managers on the Payson Ranger District completed 558 acres on the Verde prescribed fire project. They will not be prescribed burning the week of Thanksgiving.

CAMP FIRE: UTILITY COMPANIES WORKING TO RESTORE ESSENTIAL SERVICES (Camp Fire Wildfire)

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 18:12
CAMP FIRE: UTILITY COMPANIES WORKING TO RESTORE ESSENTIAL SERVICES Release Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Time: 2:45 pm We continue to appreciate the patience and support of the Butte County community as we work to make the fire area safe for re-entry. There are thousands of firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other cooperators operating around the clock to complete this necessary work. The companies that provide utility services to the areas impacted by the fire (such as AT&T, Comcast, PG&E) are an integral part of the work that is being done. Their crews are working in coordination with CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4, alongside emergency responders, to remove hazardous trees, weakened utility poles, damaged wire, cable and piping. This work is necessary to restore essential utility services, and interfering with their work can create unnecessary and frustrating delays for the incident and members of the public that are anxious to return to the...

Wildfire Update - Alder, Mountaineer and Moses Wildfires (Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Wildfire)

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:57
For Immediate Release - November 15, 2018 Information: Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/Both the Alder and Mountaineer Wildfires, located in the Western Divide Ranger District, are burning in dense timber stands with extensive tree mortality and heavy fuel loading on the ground. In many places, aerial ignition from a helicopter is used due to safety concerns for ground-based firefighters. Aerial firing operations are often used to moderate fire behavior by selectively reducing pockets of heavy fuel on the ground ahead of the fire. A confine and contain strategy is being used to suppress both wildfires.An area closure is in effect around the Alder and Mountaineer fires, including a portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. ALDER WILDFIRE Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson above North Alder CreekAcres Burned: Approximately 2,903 acresFire Discovered: October 4, 2018Cause: LightningContainment: 55%...

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