Immediate Evacuation Advisory-Concow & Yankee Hill

Jul 8, 2008 11:48 AM

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has issued an "Immediate Threat Evacuation Advisory" for community of Concow and Yankee hill, which encompass Concow Road from Hwy. 70 north to Rim Road and all cross streets (including Hoffman Road, Hog Ranch Road, and High Winds Road). The Camp Fire has moved south towards Concow Road and is now b eing influenced ty the east winds. The fire is now a threat to the community of Concow and Yankee Hill north of Hwy. 70 and Cowcow Rd.

Residents should evacuate their homes and proceed immediately to the evacuation center. A fire is moving towards your area and there is an immediate threat to life and property. All roads in the area will be closed to incoming traffic. Evacuees should register with the Red Cross at the evacuation center in order to help locate family members and to help facilitate re-entry to the arrected area when the advisories have been lifted.

Evacuation information:

Public Evacuation Location:
-Las Plumas High School - 2380 Las Plumas Ave, Oroville, CA 95965 530-538-2310

Animal/Pet Shelter Location:
-Chico State Farm (Large Animals) - 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane (off Hangen Ln.)

If evacuating, residents are asked to:
-Immediately evacuate their homes to the designated evacuation center.
-Leave lights on in the home
-Close heavy draperies
-Take small pets with you, take large animals to the Chico State Farm

This is a notice of precautionary evacuation for all residents on the East side of Pentz Road from the south Town limits to Skyway at Pentz. Residents should prepare to evacuate by gathering personal belongings that will fit in your vehicle, evacuate large animals and be prepared to move other pets. Residents should closely monitor public information sources and be prepared to evacuate immediately in the event fire conditions suddenly change. The Town of Paradise has activated its emergency operations center and is closely monitoring the situation and will be providing updates throughout the day. Information will also be posted on the Town of Paradise at and recorded on the Town's AM 1500 radio station. For information you may call the Town of Paradise call center at 872-6291; 872-5951; or Cal Fire at 538-7826 or log onto the Cal Fire website at Information may be found on the Town of Paradise website at


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