New fire erupts in CA’s Butte County, evacuations ordered

    Kristina Houck, Patch Staff

    A wildfire in parched Northern California erupted Thursday morning in Butte County and quickly spread to thousands of acres, prompting evacuation orders, reported Patch.

    The blaze, called the Camp Fire, broke out off Camp Creek and Pulga roads near Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon, according to Cal Fire. The fire has so far burned 5,000 acres.

    Residents in the towns of Paradise and Pulga have been told to evacuate, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

    Evacuation shelters have been opened at Oroville Nazarene Church at 2238 Monte Vista Ave. in Oroville and Neighborhood Church of Chico at 2801 Notre Dame Blvd. in Chico.

    Small animals can be taken to Old Oroville Hospital, located at 2279 Del Oro Road, Suite E, Oroville.

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    2 years ago

    November 10, 2018 at 2:41 am
    260 businesses burned
    6453 HOMES destroyed.
    80% Paradise destroyed
    90,000 acres
    Largest fire in California EVER
    and all in one day
    9 dead
    3,000 fire fighters
    35 people missing
    And less than 1 mile from my house. We are on fire warning for this weekend as the wind is expected to return. My luck my motor home is in the shop promised for yesterday. You know what that really means

    RV Staff (@rvstaff)
    2 years ago
    Reply to  BuzzElectric

    Good luck, Buzz! Our thoughts are with you and all the others in the paths of the fires. So horrible and very sad. And sorry to hear about your motorhome being in the shop — just when you need it to get to, and stay, someplace safe. Please keep us posted, if you are able. Take care. 🙁 —Diane at

    Tommy Molnar
    2 years ago

    This is a rough one. We’ve got several friends that live in Paradise. So far, we’ve only seen one (on FB) who has noted he is safe. Had to ride his ATV down the hill to Chico.