August 18, 2013
A small fire off Lothlorien Lane and Deer Creek Lane in Nevada City. The fire is fully contained, approximate size a little over 1 acre. Mop-up operations are ongoing.
Swedes fire, off Swedes Flat Road, Oro-Bangor Highway, SE of Oroville, Butte County is burning north and east in oak/grass woodland with areas of heavy brush, moderate to steep terrain with limited access. The fire has burned 1850 acres with potential to grow to 2500-3000 acres. It is reported 20% contained. Immediate threat to approximately 300+ structures the community of Hurleton and approximately 1000-1200 residents, with threat to water shed and PG&E power grid.
Warning Evacuations are being issued for: Forbestown Road from Lumpkin Road to Old Olive Highway and for all portions of Hurleton Road. All of Hurleton Road, Hurles Circle, Mackey Court, Mather Lane, Hershel Lane, Roosa Way, Romelt Lane, Angel Way, Nice Place, Finlayson Court, Stringtown Road, Diamond Bar Court, Gold View Court, Gloriana Road, Harry Lane, Old Post Drive, Kim Drive, Mountain Oak Road, Empire Point Drive, Lothrop Lane, Maidu Run, Dancing Wind Drive, Summer View Drive, Rebel Lane, Elams Ranch Road, Wicks Way, Lakeview Ridge Road.
An Evacuation Warning alerts people in an affected area of potential threat to life and property. An Evacuation Warning considers the probability that an area will be affected and prepares people for a potential evacuation order.
CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire urges residents in these areas that have special needs to make plans should they need assistance with evacuating.
Mandatory evacuation orders for residents of: Chinese Wall Road, Swedes Flat Road from Chinese Wall Road to Oro Bangor Highway, Fox Lane, Romo Road, Nichols Ranch Road, Spring Creek Road, Cole Lane, Cornett Lane, Mission Crest Drive, Rutherford Lane and the east side of Oro Bangor Highway from Swedes Flat to Mission Crest. An Evacuation Order requires the immediate movement of people out of an affected area due to imminent threat to life.
Evacuation advisory : All residents within the boundary of Miners Ranch Road from Oro Bangor Highway to Oroville Quincy Highway (Hwy 162), Oroville Quincy Highway to Forbestown Road, Hurleton Swedes Flat Road and all roads that run off it between Swedes Flat and Forbestown Rd.
Evacuation Center: Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville
Animal Evacuations: Call North Valley Animal Disaster Group at 895-0000 for assistance with animal evacuations.
Small Animals – dogs, cats, birds, and self contained rodents: 2279 Del Oro Avenue, Oroville (Old County Hospital)
Large animals and small livestock – sheep, goats, pigs, horses, llamas, and mules: 1985 Clark Road, Butte Valley (Camelot)
From Bart Young: We are accepting campers at no cost at the Collins Lake campground if you are being evacuated from the fire near Bangor and Oroville. Tell them at the office you are an evacuee and show ID if you have it. We are fairly full this time of year, but we will try to set you up with what you need. Phone# 692 1600.
On the other side, the American Fire remained active overnight, and has now consumed 12,950 acres and is 45% contained.
The potential for fire growth is high due to heavy fuels and steep slopes up to 150 percent. Fire behavior has been moderate to extreme. Within timber plantations fire behavior has been moderate. When topography and fuels align fire behavior has been extreme.
Fire activity was moderate overnight. The fire continues to burn in steep and hazardous terrain, as well as timber fuels that have not burned in several decades. Consumption of heavy fuels continues to contribute to the heavy some in the surrounding areas.