Lumpkin Fire burning 850 acres near Lake Oroville, evacuations downgraded

Sep 15, 2015 12:01 PM by News Staff

Fire officials say the Lumpkin Fire near Lake Oroville grew by 50 acres overnight, but the number of structures threatened has been downgraded from 30 to 10.

An immediate evacuation order remains in place for Ponderosa Road from Lower Forbestown Road to the Ponderosa Reservoir.

However, the immediate evacuation orders issued Monday for Lower Forbestown Road and Forbestown Road from Lower Forbestown Road to Upper Forbestown Road and all roads connecting to Forbestown Road have been downgraded to evacuation warnings.

An evacuation warning is still in place for Lumpkin Road between the Enterprise Bridge and Feather Falls as well.

A Red Cross shelter is open at the Oroville Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Avenue. An animal shelter is open at Old Country Hospital on Del Oro Avenue in Oroville.

The so-called Lumpkin Fire was sparked Friday afternoon, and has grown to 850 acres. Containment remains at 20 percent.

Cal Fire officials say eight firefighters have suffered non-life-threatening injuries while battling the blaze in extreme heat a rugged terrain.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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