Evacuation order issued for Lumpkin Fire near Lake Oroville

Sep 14, 2015 4:51 PM by News Staff

UPDATE (1:45 P.M.) New Evacuation Warnings have been issued for both sides of Forbestown Road from Upper Lower Forbestown Road to New York Flat Road.

A Red Cross evacuation center is being set up at the Nazarene Church on Monte Vista Avenue in Oroville.

UPDATE (12:50 P.M.) An Immediate Evacuation Order has also been issued for Lower Forbestown Road and Forbestown Road from Lower Forbestown Road to Upper Forbestown Road and all roads connecting to Forbestown Road in this area.

11:50 A.M.

An evacuation order has been issued for residents living along Ponderosa Way, from Lower Forbestown Road to the Ponderosa Reservoir.

Fire officials say the blaze, which is burning near Lumpkin Road and McCabe Cove between Feather Falls and Forbestown has now burned 600 acres and is 25 percent contained.

Eight firefighters have suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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