Butte County Sheriff Provides Update on Camp Fire

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea spoke with Action News Now to provide an update on the Camp Fire.

Posted: Nov 9, 2018 12:31 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea spoke with Action News Now to provide an update on the Camp Fire.

See the full interview in the video. 

Key takeaways: 

  • High fire danger for the Stirling City area. People in that area are asked to evacuate immediately. 

  • There is a substantial amount of damage in the Paradise area 

  • They were able to move thousands of people out of Paradise, but not everyone was able to make it out. There are casualties. 

  • Investigators have confirmed five fatalities, but they have not been identified. 

  • Rapidly moving fire in areas with no rain for months. There are concerns about more fatalities. 

  • "We are in for a very, very long road."

  • We are getting assistance from the National Guard to assist with roadblocks 

  • They believe we have sufficient resources to battle this fire, but this could change 

  • People need to utilize the safeandwell.org online system, do not call 9-1-1

  • The process will be lengthy and will continue through recovery. 

  • There have no reports of looting yet

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