Ophir Fire in Butte Co. burns 1,600 acres

June 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
In Butte County 21 homes and 28 other buildings were destroyed in a 1,600 acre fire.

It was in an area east of Highway 70, near the community of Palermo.

CAL FIRE says the blaze is 50 percent contained as of Tuesday night.

At one point, 500 people were evacuated. A few dozen planed to spend the night in an evacuation center.