Camp Fire Updates

Nov 12, 2018

A photo of destruction by the Camp Fire in Butte County.
Credit California Highway Patrol-Valley Division

**UPDATE:  The Camp Fire has now killed 42 people which makes it the deadliest in California history. On Monday, firefighters discovered the remains of 13 more victims. The fire has now scorched 117,000 acres and is 30 percent contained. According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office more than 200 people remain missing. 

The Butte County Sheriff's Office also posted an update on road closures via Twitter. They state that the Evacuation Warning for the area of Thermalito is lifted. This includes the area of Highway 99 east to Highway 70 from Highway 162 north to Highway 149.

A map provided by Cal Fire notes which areas are impacted by the fire. You can also access the interactive map here

Screenshot of Cal Fire's interactive map on the Camp Fire.
Credit Cal Fire

The San Francisco Chronicle has several suggestions for helping the victims of the Camp Fire. Those include clothing donations, undergarments, shoes and socks being accepted by the Oroville Municiple Auditorium. That's located at 1200 Myers St. in Oroville. The also report that evacuees need paper products, Visa gift cards, new pillows, blankets, towels and washcloths. 

The Hope Center in Oroville is also taking monetary donations at 2850 Feather Rive Bld. They've also requested backpacks, new undergarments, non-perishable foods, paper products and bedding items. the North Valley Communication Foundation has also created an online fund where people can donate to help victims and evacuees. United Way of Northern California also has an online fund here; they're accepting donations to assist relief and recovery operations. 

To help the animals at evacuation centers, the Butte Humane Society in Chico is accepting pet supplies like wet and dry dog and cat food, litter boxes, kennels and carriers, leashes and toys. The Chronicle also reports that the Humane Society also set up an Amazon Wish List for people to donate supplies online. 

---PREVIOUS UPDATE--

As of Monday, Cal Fire reports that the Camp Fire in Butte County is 25 percent contained and has burned 113,000 acres. The cause is still under investigation. 

So far, 29 people are reported dead and there have been 3 firefighter injuries. A total of 6,453 homes are destroyed and 260 commercial structures are also destroyed. Approximately 15, 500 structures are threatened. A map of the fire's impact can be found at this link

Evacuation Areas:

Cal Fire reports these areas in Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley are under evacuation orders. The specific areas include: Powellton zone, Lovelock zone, Humbug zone, Stirling zone, North coutelenc zone, North fir haven zone, Nimshew zone, Carnegie/colter zone, South firhaven zone, South coutelenc zone, North pines zone, South pines zone, Old Magalia zone, Lower pentz zone, Morgan ridge zone, Lower Clark zone, Butte cree road, Centerville road, Concow, Pulga, Yankee hill, Morgan ridge, Skyway from lower Paradise to the Chico city limits, Highway 32 at Nopel south all the way to Chico city limit, Highway 70 from Pulga to West Branch Feather River Bridge, All of Clark Road and all of Pentz Road, South to Highway 70, everything west to Highway 99 and south to Highway 149 which includes all of Butte Valley, Shipee Road from Highway 149 to Highway 99, Cherokee Road to Highway 70 to Lake Oroville south to Table Mountain Blvd, East Bound Highway 162/oro Quincy Highway at Forbestown Road east to Mountain Horse Road/4 Mile Ridge Road which includes the communities of Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Mountain House and Blooner Hill. 

OPEN Evacuation Centers: 

Bidwell Jr. Highschool-2376 North Ave, Chico CA 95926

Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds-442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City CA 95991

Plumas County Fairgrounds-204 Fairground Rd, Quincy CA 95971

Glenn County Fairgrounds-221 E Yolo St., Orland CA 95963

**Some evacuation centers are listed as FULL. Here is a list of those shelters: Oroville Nazarene Church in Oroville, Neighborhood Church in Chico and the Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley.

Animal Evacuation Centers:

For small animals the Chico Municipal Airport is open. They're located at 150 Airpark Blvd in Chico, CA 95973. 

For large animals, the Butte County Fair Grounds is open. They're located at 199 Hazel St. in Gridley, CA 95948. 

The shelter at Del Oro Old County Hospital is reported FULL. That shelter is located in Orville, CA. 

Cal Fire reports that strong northeast winds are expected to continue through today and the fire area is under the influence of low relative humidity and dry fuel moistures. They also note that moderate to extreme fire behavior is possible. Those include: spotting, slope driven runs, torching and crowning. 

Meanwhile, Cal Fire in Butte County released this Facebook video update yesterday. You can view it below: 

North State Public Radio in Chico posted an update about shelter needs and evacuee help:

KHSU will update with more information as soon as it becomes available.