Butte Creek Canyon locals make rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Nearly eight months after the Camp Fire, locals in the Butte Creek Canyon are making progress on the road to recovery.

Posted: Jun 25, 2019 1:17 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Nearly eight months after the Camp Fire, locals in the Butte Creek Canyon are making progress on the road to recovery.

Sean McAndrew and his friend own a property in the canyon, downstream of the Honeyrun Covered Bridge. Their two-story home and all of its contents were burned in the first. 

However, they decided to stay and rebuild because they feel the canyon provides and idyllic way of life. 

"Being a part of this community, we have great neighbors here," McAndrew said. "There's music festivals down the street every spring [and] a diverse community. This is just the place that we want to be." 

McAndrew and his friend were able to return to the canyon much more quickly than people with homes in Paradise. They got their lot cleared of debris in early March and were able to get a jump on that progress. They also found a contractor who was ready to get to work. 

They are scheduled to pour the concrete foundation on July 3, and they plan to make the new home more fire safe with defensible space around it. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1171802

Reported Deaths: 19025
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3832757580
San Bernardino884691129
Riverside850771434
San Diego75307988
Orange731521559
Kern39990448
Fresno37349477
Sacramento35739566
Santa Clara32454476
Alameda28378502
San Joaquin25675502
Contra Costa23381260
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20550308
Ventura18914175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco15053160
Monterey14695116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11846157
Merced11537179
Santa Barbara11205135
Kings1044087
Solano1003681
Marin7628129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo595635
Shasta460147
Yolo456174
Santa Cruz420228
Butte385359
Sutter314415
Napa294517
El Dorado21544
Yuba198110
San Benito181316
Lassen17733
Tehama158725
Mendocino148522
Nevada11839
Tuolumne9088
Glenn8918
Lake88619
Humboldt8199
Colusa6946
Siskiyou6242
Mono5243
Amador48416
Calaveras47522
Del Norte3131
Inyo29016
Plumas2050
Trinity1390
Mariposa1262
Modoc1220
Alpine470
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 51°
Paradise
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 54°
Chester
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 33°
Red Bluff
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 45°
Willows
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
The final Friday of November was a beautiful one for northern California with plentiful sunshine, warmer than average temperatures and weaker wind. We can expect plenty of sunshine and continued mild weather this weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events