Butte County Fire: Current evacuations, road closures, donation information

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The Camp Fire in Butte County has grown to 105,000 acres, but firefighters have gained ground on containment with that number jumping to 20 percent overnight, according to Cal Fire.

The 'Camp Fire' in Butte County is evolving quickly. Here's a central list of all current evacuations, road closures, and evacuations centers in the Butte County area:

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Evacuation Orders & Warnings

Current Evacuation Orders:

  • The Town of Pulga
  • The Town of Paradise
  • The Town of Concow
  • All of Pentz Road in Paradise east to Highway 70.
  • Zones 2, 6, 7 and 13
  • South Pine Zone, Old Magalia Zone and the South Coutelenc Zone
  • Carnegie Zone, North Pines Zone, North Fir Haven Zone and South Fir Haven Zone
  • Centerville and Butte Creek areas
  • Zones 1, 5, 11 and 12
  • Nimshew Zone
  • Lower Clark and Lower Skyway zones
  • Lower Neal and Upper Honey Run zones
  • Highway 32 from Nopel Avenue to the Chico City limits
  • The area of Cherokee from Highway 70 to the lake, south to Table Mountain Boulevard.
  • Oro Chico Highway from Duham Dayton north to Estates Drive
  • Stirling City and Inskip

  • Current Evacuation Warnings:

    • Little Chico Creek Area (north)
    • East Bound Hwy 162/Oro Quincy Hwy at Canyon Creek Bridge east to Mountain House Road, including the communities of Berry Creek, Brush Cree, Mountain House, and Bloomer Hill.
    • The area of Skyway from Lower Paradise down the Skyway to the Chico City limits.
    • Highway 32 from Nopel north to the County line
    • The area West of 99 from 149 north to Chico City Limits, west to the Midway

    Evacuation Shelter Information:

    • OPEN: Bidwell Jr. Highschool (2376 North Ave, Chico CA 95926)
    • OPEN: Chester Memorial Hall (22 Gay Street, Chester)
    • THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948)
    • THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Yuba-Sutter Fairground (442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991)
    • THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Glenn County Fairgrounds (221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963)
    • THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Chico Elks Club (1705 Manzanita, Chico)
    • THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966)
    • THIS SHELTER IS FULL - Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, CA 95928)


    If you've been displaced by the Camp Fire the following areas are available for temporary overnight parking:

    • Lowes, 2350 Forest Ave Chico, CA 95928
    • Chico Mall, near Sears and Logans Roadhouse, 1950 E 20th St, Chico, California 95928
    • KMart, 2155 Pillsbury Rd, Chico, 95926, CA
    • DeGarmo Park, 199 Leora Ct, Chico, 95973, CA
    • Wal Mart, 2044 Forest Ave, Chico, 95928, CA

    *If assistance is needed in evacuating, call 9-1-1.

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    Animal Evacuation Information:

    • When evacuating, take your animals with you.
    • Make sure to bring water, food, bedding, and any containment devices necessary.
    • If you are unable to take large animals, leave them in open pastures and leave food out.
    • DO NOT lock them up in a barn.

    Animal Shelter Information:

    Small Animals:

    • The Old County Hospital at 2279 Del Oro and Mono, Suite E
    • The Chico Municipal Airport (150 Airpark Blvd, Chico, CA 95973)

    Large Animal:

    • Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948

    *All three ANIMAL shelters will close for the night at 9 p.m. They will reopen to accept additional animals tomorrow at 7 a.m.

    Road Closures:

    Butte County
    • SR-70 at Pentz Rd.
    • SR-70 at Wheelock
    • SR-70 at SR191
    • SR-70 at Wheelock
    • SR32 at Yosemite EB
    • Cherokee at Water Service Dirt Road East 20th at Dawncrest Drive
    • SR149 SB off to SR70 EB
    • SR70 NB off to SR70 EB
    • Skyway at Humboldt
    • Skyway at DeSable
    • Humboldt at Bruce
    • SR162 (Oro Quincy) at Forbestown Rd
    • SR-99 N/B at Shippee Rd. is closed
    • Oro Quncy Hwy at Upper Bald Rock Rd
    • SR162 (Oro Quncy) at Stephens Ridge Rd (lower end)
    • SR32 at Headwaters Rd
    • SR32 at Schott Rd
    • SR32 at Garland
    • SR 70 at Deadwood
    • Doe Mill Rd at Butte Creek Forks Recreation Area

    • Stilson Canyon is still closed for evacuations until further notice

    *For more information on road closures go here.

    Call Line Information:

    • The Town of Paradise Call Center: 530-879-3708 (for town information)
    • The Fire Public Information Line: 530-538-7826 (fire information)

    Missing Persons:
    • Check with family and friends, and if you're still not able to locate loved ones, please contact Butte County Sheriff's Office at 530.538.7322 to request a welfare check or to file a missing person's report.

    • To Report yourself as safe and well click here

    How to Help/Donate:


    • Monetary Donations: We thank those wanting to make donations for the Camp Fire. Currently the best way to contribute is to make a monetary donation via the North Valley Community Foundation website.
    • Supplies: Hope Center in Oroville (1950 Kitrick Ave Ste. A) is taking donations. Hours: Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Needs: warm clothes, shoes, socks, coats (primarily for elderly residents).


    • Those wishing to volunteer should contact Caring Choices by calling 530-899-3873 or visiting them at 1398 Ridgewood in Chico.
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