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Cal Fire extinguished an 89 acre vegetation fire on Palermo Honcut Road

Cal Fire Butte County was at the scene of a vegetation fire on Palermo Honcut Road, in south Butte County. The fire burned about 89 acres and did not affect any structures.

Posted: Jun 20, 2020 4:27 PM
Updated: Jun 21, 2020 10:40 AM

UPDATE: 10:12 a.m. Sunday, June 21, 2020: Cal Fire reports that the Honcut Fire was fully extinguished and topped out at 89 acres.

Officials say the fire was reported around 2:23 p.m. Saturday, June 20, and was burning in grassy fields surrounded by agricultural crops west of the Palermo Honcut Highway near Central House Road.

Cal Fire said that as the fire spread to the north, air and ground crews took advantage of existing terrain to contain the fire with no damage to nearby structures.

Officials say the cause was determined to be a bird striking power lines, causing sparks to fall to the dry vegetation below.

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UPDATE: 5:04 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020: Cal Fire reports containment is at 50 percent on the Honcut fire.

Officials say some resources are being released. Mop up will continue a for couple of hours.

The fire cause is under investigation.

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Cal Fire Butte County is at the scene of a vegetation fire on Palermo Honcut Road, in south Butte County. The fire is around 60 acres and forward progress has stopped. 

Cal Fire officials report the fire began on Saturday, June 20 around 2: 30 p.m.

According to Cal Fire officials, the fire has burned around 60 acres off of Palermo Honcut Highway at Four Junes Way, south of Palermo, and is now 15% contained. 

Cal Fire says they have aircraft, engines, tankers, and dozers working on the fire.

This is an ongoing story and Action News Now will update as soon as more information becomes available. 

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