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Cal Fire and various entities are battling a vegetation fire raging in Butte County.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 7:39 AM
Updated: Nov. 14, 2018 7:26 AM

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UPDATE 7:04 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 - The Camp Fire is now at 135,000 acres and is 35 percent contained. 

Cal Fire has better understanding of the extent of the damage from the fire. There are now 8,814 structures that are considered destroyed from the fire. 

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UPDATE 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - The Camp Fire has burned 130,000 acres and is 35 percent contained. 

There have been 8,817 structures destroyed in the fire. 

The Butte County Sheriff said that six additional bodies were found in homes in Paradise due to the Camp Fire. The death toll is now at 48. 

There have also been six people arrested and facing charges of looting. 

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UPDATE 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - Cal Fire is holding a Camp Fire Community Meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Laxson Auditorium on Chico State's Campus (West 1st Street & Salem Street, Chico)

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UPDATE 12:18 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - Cal Fire will hold a news briefing at 6 p.m. at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. 

We will stream this live on CBS KHSL Channel 12 and our Facebook Page

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UPDATE 7:12 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.13, 2018 - The Camp Fire has grown to 125,000 acres and is still at 30 percent containment. 

Cal Fire says that yesterday efforts to secure the area around Helltown were successful, diminishing the threat to Chico and Forest Ranch. 

There were no new evacuation orders, evacuation warnings, or road closures overnight. 

They say that the communities of Berry Creek, Forest Ranch, and Sterling City are still areas of concern. However, they want residents to know that the fire is not close to those areas and is moving slowly. Firefighters plan to work throughout the day to protect those communities. 

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UPDATE 6:42 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 - The Camp Fire is 117,000 acres and 30 percent contained. 

The Butte County Sheriff confirmed that 13 additional bodies were found today bringing the death toll to 42. It is officially the deadliest wildfire in California's history. 

The three victims have been identified as Ernest Foss, 65, or Paradise, Jesus Fernandez, 48, of Concow, and Carl Wiley, 77, of Magalia. 

President Trump has approved an expedited major disaster declaration for California over the deadly wildfires burning in the state. 

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UPDATE 3:39 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 - California Highway Patrol Chico released a list of vehicles that were towed from the Paradise area. The list includes the area they were towed from as well.

You can find the list, which they will continue to update, on their Facebook Page

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UPDATE 11:02 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 - There will be a Camp Fire community meeting held on Monday at the State Theater in Oroville at 7:30 p.m. 

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UPDATE 7:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Camp Fire is now 113,000 acres and remains 25 percent contained. 

Cal Fire says 29 people were killed in the Camp Fire. Action News Now is working to confirm their identities. In total, 15,500 structures are threatened, 6,453 homes are destroyed, 36 homes are damaged, 260 businesses are destroyed, 22 businesses damaged and 389 other minor structures destroyed. 

Cal Fire expects full containment by November 30, 2018. 

In terms of crew, Cal Fire says there are 4,555 total personnel assigned to the Camp Fire. There are 571 engines, 59 water tenders, 21 helicopters, 91 hand crews, 88 dozers and a number of air tankers. 

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UPDATE 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 - Cal Fire says it is battling a new spot fire in the area of Cherokee Road off Highway 70 in the area of Vinton Gulch. Action News Now reporter Elizabeth Zelidon has been out in the area throughout the morning Monday to bring us live reports on CBS 12 and NBC 24. 

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UPDATE 6:01 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 - The Camp Fire has grown to 111,000 acres and is 25 percent contained. 

Cal Fire has confirmed 6,435 homes destroyed and 260 businesses have been destroyed. The total number of structures destroyed is 6,713. 

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea has confirmed that six more bodies have been found in Paradise as a result of the Camp Fire. The death toll is now at 29. 

Five bodies were found at homes and one was found in a vehicle. 

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UPDATE 1:24 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 - A press conference on the Camp Fire will held by Cal Fire on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. 

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UPDATE 1:11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 - There will be a community meeting for the town of Paradise on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the Camp Fire. 

It will take place at the Laxson Auditorium on Chico State's Campus. 

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UPDATE 8:52 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 - Starting at 9 a.m., Action News Now will be switching its wall-to-wall coverage from CBS KHSL Channel 12 to NBC KNVN Channel 24 for the remainder of the day. 

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UPDATE 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 - Cal Fire held a news conference to inform the public about developments with the Camp Fire.

The Camp Fire has grown to 109,000 acres and is 25 percent contained.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 - Cal Fire held a news conference to inform the public about developments with the Camp Fire. 

The Camp Fire has grown to 105,000 acres and is 20 percent contained. 

The estimated cost of the fire so far is at $8,089,294. 

Cal Fire announced that there is no imminent threat to the residents in the city of Oroville. However, weather forecasts are predicting another one to two days of strong north-eastern winds which has the potential to create explosive fire behavior. 

Currently, 6,453 residences have been destroyed and 260 businesses have been destroyed. There are still 15,000 structures that have been threatened. 

Butte County Sheriff has confirmed that 14 additional bodies have been confirmed as a result of the Camp Fire. The death toll is now at 23. 

Action News Now will resume wall-to-wall coverage of the Camp Fire on CBS KHSL Channel 12 to provide the latest updates. 

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UPDATE 2:44 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 - A Community meeting will be held to discuss the Camp Fire at 7:30 p.m. at Laxson Auditorium on Chico State's campus. 

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UPDATE 1:43 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 - Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea has confirmed that Paradise High School, Paradise Police Department and Paradise Town Hall are all still standing. 

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UPDATE 12:32 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 - Cal Fire will hold a press conference about the Camp Fire at 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Harvest Hall located at 2357 Fair Street, Chico. 

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UPDATE 11:41 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 - Our 24/7 coverage of the Camp Fire will continue online at actionnewsnow.com. 

CBS Channel 12 will resume regular programming with news at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. with updates every 30 minutes. 

NBC Channel 24 will resume regular programming with news at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. 

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UPDATE 9:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 - Cal Fire released a statement regarding the conditions and directions of the fire. 

Strong northeast winds are expected to return this evening. The fire will continue to burn to the northwest impacting the communities of Magalia and Paradise Pines. The communities of Stirling City and Paradise Pines are still threatened. 

The fire is holding to the southwest near Chico and south at Highway 99 and Highway 149. The fire will continue to burn to the southwest toward Big Bend, Berry Creek and threatening the city of Oroville. The expected strong northeast wind event has the potential to drive fire across Lake Oroville, threatening the city of Oroville. 

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UPDATE 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 - The Camp Fire is 100,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.

6,453 residential structures are destroyed.

260 commercial structures are destroyed. There is a total of 6,713 structures destroyed.

There have been nine confirmed fatalities in the Camp Fire.

Cal Fire is currently having a press conference to address the fire. Watch live on our Facebook Page.

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UPDATE 7:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Cal Fire released an incident update report regarding the Camp Fire. 

They said that strong northeast winds diminished around midafternoon and ushered in the return to a typical diurnal pattern. The fire area is still under the influence of low relative humidity and dry fuel moisture.  

They observed moderate to extreme fire behavior over the fire areas. It will continue to burn to the northwest impacting the communities of Magalia and Paradise Lake. 

The community of Stirling City is still threatened. The fire continued to burn to the northeast on both sides of Highway 70. The fire continued to burn to the southwest into the east Chico city limits and Highway 32. The fire is holding to the south at Highway 99 and Highway 149. 

It will continue to burn to the southwest toward Big Bend and Berry Creek. 

It will continue to threaten buildings in communities in Paradise, Chico, Magalia, Concow, Stirling City, Yankee Hill, Butte Creek Canyon, Butte Valley, Honey Run, Helltown, Forest Ranch and Oroville. 

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UPDATE 6:02 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - The Camp Fire is 90,000 acres and is 5 percent contained. 

6,453 residential structures are destroyed. 

260 commercial structures are destroyed. There is a total of 6,713 structures destroyed. 

There have been nine confirmed fatalities in the Camp Fire. 

Cal Fire is currently having a press conference to address the fire. Watch live on our Facebook Page

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UPDATE 4:19 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Butte County Sheriff has confirmed a sixth fatality as a result of the Camp Fire. 

The body was found in Paradise, but they are not disclosing an exact location. 

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UPDATE 3:33 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Cal Fire says that the fire is currently burning on both sides of the Feather River, south of the Jarbo Gap. 

A TEXT to donate has been set up by United Way to help with recovery efforts. 

Text "buttefire" to 91999

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UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - The Butte County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the Honey Run Bridge in Chico has been destroyed by the Camp Fire. 

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UPDATE 12:53 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Town councilwoman Melissa Schuster has confirmed that the Feather River Hospital in Paradise has not been destroyed, it is just damaged. There are some buildings on the campus that have burned but the structure is still standing. 

Paradise High School and the Town Hall are also still standing. We will update you on this when we have more information. 

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UPDATE 11:08 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - The Butte County Sheriff's Office has confirmed five fatalities due to the Camp Fire. The bodies were found in vehicles on Edgewood Lane in Paradise. The preliminary investigation reveals that they suffered burn injuries as a result of the Camp Fire. 

The victims have not been identified. 

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UPDATE 10:29 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Cal Fire released an incident report regarding the Camp Fire stating that it is still at 70,000 acres and 5 percent contained. 

15,000 structures are threatened and there are an estimated structured destroyed are 2,000. Expected full containment is Nov. 30. 

Strong northeast winds pushed the fire to the south and southwest overnight. The northeast winds will continue through the morning and decrease in strength into the afternoon. The fire will continue to burn in drainages to the north and northeast. The fire continues to burn into the northwest into Magalia and toward Stirling City. 

The fire burned through the town of Paradise and Concow Thursday and these areas will continue to experience active burning throughout the day. Overnight, the fire burned to the southwest toward the city of Chico and Butte Creek Canyon and south toward Highway 99 and 149. The fire has crossed Highway 70 near Pulga and will continue to burn to the east and southeast toward Yankee Hill. 

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UPDATE 10:03 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Cal OES held a press conference on Nov. 9 to discuss the Camp Fire and other fire ravaging California. 

They said that over 52,000 people have been evacuated due to the Camp Fire. They also confirmed that there are fatalities but there is not an exact number at this time. 

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UPDATE 9:02 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Willows Unified School District is shutting down on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. 

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UPDATE 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Butte County Cal Fire said Friday morning that the devastating Camp Fire has grown to 70,000 acres and is now 5 percent contained. California Office of Emergency Services said they will be having another press conference at 9 a.m. to update on what state agencies are doing now to combat the fire. 

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea also said that there is a possibility of civilian casualties, however he could not comment on the specifics. 

Cal Fire officials said the 5 percent containment is due to a containment wall built along Highway 32, blocking the fire from spreading to Chico. Now firefighters are working to build containment walls along the north to the Magalia area and south along the Concow area. 

 

UPDATE 5:54 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Butte County courthouses will be closed Friday. Both Chico and Oroville court cases that are scheduled to be heard today are going to rescheduled, according to Presiding Butte County Superior Judge Tamara Mosbarger. 

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UPDATE 5:48 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - Firefighters worked throughout the night battling the Camp Fire on multiple fronts, they are working to create a containment line near Humboldt Road and Highway 32. 

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UPDATE 11:19 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - Firefighters are now working to save homes along Stilson Canyon Road. The fire has not yet burned into the Chico city limits. 

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UPDATE 8:54 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - Los Molinos Unified School District Schools will be closed on Nov. 9 due to many teachers and staff living in parts of evacuation orders. 

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UPDATE 8:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - The Chico Police Department has started evacuations in the east side of Chico. 

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UPDATE 7:13 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - The Camp Fire is now 20,000 acres with no containment. 

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UPDATE 5:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - Cal Fire has confirmed that three firefighters have been injured in the Camp Fire. 

The status of their injuries is unknown at this time. We will update you with the information as it becomes available. 

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UPDATE 5:18 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - The Butte County Sheriff's Office released updated information on the Camp Fire following the news briefing at 4 p.m. today. 

The fire has forced around 27,000 people to evacuate and remains at 18,000 acres with no containment. 

There have been no confirmed fatalities, but there are investigations underway into reports of fatalities. 

There have also been reports that the Feather River Hospital has been destroyed according to John Lord, Associate Director of the Sierra-Sacramento Vally EMS Agency via Mike Mangas of Mercy Medical Center. 

“Be advised we have received confirmation from units on the ground in Butte County that Feather River Hospital has been destroyed by fire,” he said. 

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UPDATE 4:19 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - According to PG&E there are 34,000 customers are without power in Butte and Plumas counties due to the Camp Fire. For safety, PG&E has also shut off natural gas service to all 12,000 gas customers in Paradise. 

Additionally, Butte College's main campus in Oroville is closed Nov. 8 and 9. Classes schedule tonight at the Chico Center, Skyway Center and Cosmetology Center are canceled Nov. 8 and 9. The Glenn Center will remain open. The College's main campus is being used as a staging area for Cal Fire. 

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UPDATE 4:01 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - All schools in the Chico Unified School district will be closed today and tomorrow due to the Camp Fire. 

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UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - There will be a news briefing held at the Butte County Sheriff's Office to discuss the Camp Fire. 

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea described the fire as "very serious," and told Action News Now's Debbie Cob that when he drove through Paradise it was so dark as if it was Midnight. 

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UPDATE 2:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - The Camp Fire is now 18,000 acres with no containment. 

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UPDATE 1:19 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - Oroville CHP said that the fire is working its way toward Chico. They are working to close all northbound traffic on SR-99 to prevent access into Chico.

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UPDATE 12:13 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - The Camp Fire has grown to 8,000 acres with no containment. 

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UPDATE 11:28 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - The Camp Fire is now over 7,000 acres with no containment, according to the Butte County District 1 Supervisor. 

Butte College's main campus is closed as a precautionary measure and will remain closed for the rest of the day. 

The Chico, Glenn and Skyway centers are still open. 

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UPDATE 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - The Camp Fire has grown to 5,000 acres with no containment. 

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UPDATE 9:26 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - An evacuation center is opening at the Oroville Nazarene Church located at 2238 Monte Vista Ave., Oroville. 

Small animal shelter set up at 2279 Del Oro Avenue, Oroville. 

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UPDATE 9:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - All of Paradise is under mandatory evacuations except Lower Clark Road, Lower Neil Road, and Lower Skyway Road.

Oroville CHP advises everyone to please leave the area immediately and do not try and re-enter.

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UPDATE 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 -  According to CHP Oroville the fire is moving towards the Feather River Hospital on Pentz Road. Oroville CHP said they are being told that all of Paradise needs to evacuate. 

Fire zones 2,7,13 and Morgan Hill are now under mandatory evacuation. 

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UPDATE 7:09 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - The Camp Fire is now at 1,000 acres. Dozens of resources being called in from throughout the State. 

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UPDATE 7:03 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 - There are now mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Paradise. Pentz road is under mandatory evacuation orders and anyone west of Pentz Road is requested to leave the area.

The road closure is being expanded. SR-70 will be closed from Pentz Road to SR-70 (Greenville Wye). This is a very active fire; therefore, nobody will be allowed into the closure except for emergency personnel.

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Oroville California Highway Patrol is closing Highway 70 at Pentz Road to the town of Belden due to the fire. 

CAL FIRE Butte County says that they are working to access a fire in the area of Camp Creek Road near Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon.

They are calling it the Camp Fire. It is currently 10 acres. There is concern that the fire may spread due to windy conditions in the area. 

Evacuation orders have been issued for the town of Pulga by the Butte County Sheriff's Office. If assistance is needed in evacuating, call 911.

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