UPDATED: Possible explosion, fire in Paradise

Feb 11, 2014 2:17 PM

UPDATE (12:40) p.m. A reporter for the Paradise Post at the scene has reported there was no explosion and no power lines are down. Power is out but firefighters do not know why. The reporter indicated a transformer could have blown but that has not been officially confirmed. We are awaiting independent confirmation from Cal Fire officials on these details.

Butte County Cal Fire has confirmed they are staging at the request of the Paradise Police Department for an initial report of an explosion and fire at 6264 Pentz Road.

The possible explosion and fire was first reported at 12:10 p.m.

Initial reports also indicate a power line may be down in the area.

We are working to gather more information and will provide updates on this developing story throughout the day.


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