Sep 2, 2015 4:51 PM by News Staff, Photo: CAL FIRE/Butte County
Butte County firefighters have managed to stop a fast moving wildfire that broke out southeast of Oroville Wednesday afternoon.
The blaze, which broke out a little before 1:30 p.m., burned 72 acres off of Olive Tree Lane, near Mission Olive Road southeast of Oroville.
Butte County fire officials say the fire was slowed thanks to the efforts of air and ground crews, and as of 5 p.m., the blaze was holding at 72 acres with 90 percent containment.
Firefighters ordered Pacific Gas and Electric crews to shut off power to the Olive area, leaving 100 area customers without service for over an hour, and California Highway Patrol officers briefly closed Mission Olive Drive. All closures have since been lifted and power has been fully restored.
No structures were damaged, and no injuries have been issued, but a travel trailer was destroyed.
Crews expect to remain on scene all night mopping up.
The cause of this fire is under investigation.