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Nimshew Fire: Latest Numbers

Cal Fire-Butte County is on the scene of a vegetation fire in Butte Creek Canyon, below Magalia.

Posted: Sep. 24, 2018 6:13 AM
Updated: Sep. 26, 2018 9:20 AM

UPDATE 7:14 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Nimshew fire is now 90 percent contained at 33 acres. 

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UPDATE 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 - Cal Fire says the Nimshew fire is now 50 percent contained at 33 acres. 

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UPDATE 8:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 - All evacuation warnings have been lifted for the Nimshew Fire which is 33 acres and is 35 percent contained.

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UPDATE 2:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 - The Nimshew Fire is 33 acres and is 30 percent contained. 

Cal Fire's Butte Unit also has current information on the Nimshew Fire. 

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Evacuation and fire information is also available on the Fire Information Line: (53) 538-7826

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UPDATE 10:42 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 -  The Nimshew Fire is now 33 acres and is 25 percent contained. 

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CHICO, Calif. - Cal Fire-Butte County is on the scene of a vegetation fire in the upper Butte Creek Canyon, below Magalia.

Officials say the fire broke out at around 12:41 a.m. Monday in the area of Nimshew Road and Centerville Road.

Cal Fire is now calling this the "Nimshew Fire." It is reportedly 20 acres and 15 percent contained.

Centerville Road is currently closed between Honey Run Road and Nimshew Road. Cal Fire says there are some structures and homes threatened, but no mandatory evacuations at this time. There is an evacuation warning on Nimshew Road between Centerville Road and the dead end of Nimshew Road.

Cal Fire says there is 83 fire personnel working on the fire. Officials say steep terrain and winds are slowing progress. An additional 20 State Engines are mobilizing to assist in containing the fire. Air attacks will begin at daylight. 

Action News Now is tracking the latest this morning. This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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