2,000+ Acre Fire in western Glenn County, Evacuations Lifted

A terrifying blaze called the “Chrome Fire” burning more than 2,000 acres in western Glenn County had no growth on Saturday night and evacuations in the area have been lifted.

Posted: Jun 10, 2018 10:26 AM

ELK CREEK, Calif. - A terrifying blaze called the “Chrome Fire” burning more than 2,000 acres in western Glenn County had no growth on Saturday night and evacuations in the area have been lifted.

According to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, control lines have been set around the perimeter of the fire by firefighters and numerous resources are still at the scene to contain it.

Photo from Butte County Cal Fire

The fire burned off Highway 162 and Forest Highway 7, north of Elk Creek, where nearby residents were forced to leave their homes.

Power outages occurred on Saturday afternoon in the community of Elk Creek, because of the fire and PG&E will continue to work with crews to fix any remaining outages.

Stony Gorge Road was closed for some time on Saturday due to the large blaze, but it has since been reopened to residents.

The “Chrome Fire” has destroyed one structure and as of 10 a.m. Sunday is at 2,240 acres with 35 percent containment, according to Cal Fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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