Swedes Fire Update

Aug 18, 2013 5:51 PM

The Swedes Fire is still at 1,850 acres and 20% contained. Cal Fire estimates containment sometime on Wednesday.

Over 400 structures are threatened. Crews continue to strengthen existing containment lines and build additional containment lines. Shifting and erratic winds and steep and difficult terrain remain a challenge. All evacuation warnings and orders remain in effect.

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.

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.

Animal Shelters:
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)

If you need more information related to the fire please contact the Fire Information Line at


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