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40 Acre Fire west of Lake Oroville 85% Contained

The fire that is burning north of Oroville is 85 percent contained as of Monday and crews expect full containment Monday night, said Marcus Ekdahl, PIO on duty for Butte County Cal Fire.

Posted: Jun 16, 2018 12:15 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 2:07 PM

UPDATE 6/18/18 - The "Oregon Fire" is now 85 percent contained as of Monday, crews expect full containment at 7 p.m.

UPDATE 6 p.m. - 
Butte County Cal Fire says a middle-aged man burning debris is to blame for starting the 40-acre fire in north Oroville Saturday afternoon.

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UPDATE 6/17/18 -
The fire that is burning north of Oroville is 75 percent contained as of Sunday and crews expect full containment Monday night, said Marcus Ekdahl, PIO on duty for Butte County Cal Fire.

There are four hand crews five engines and one water tender battling the fire still, but authorities said the weather is cooperating with them. 

The cause has not yet been determined.

UPDATE 5 p.m.
- The "Oregon Fire" is 40 percent contained and the blaze has not grown, it is still at 40 acres, according to Cal Fire. 

The cause is still under investigation.

 2:30 p.m. - Cal Fire-Butte County has been battling a 40-acre fire Saturday afternoon and crews are making significant progress.

So far an air attack plane and three tankers have been ordered for the blaze, according to Rick Carhart, PIO for Butte County Cal Fire.

There have been no evacuations set and there are no structures threatened near Oregon Gulch Road, where the fire is located.

The fire is 15 percent contained and it initially started at 5 acres but quickly grew 35 more acres to the current acreage.

Smoke can be seen drifting over Paradise and Magalia, an air attack has flown to the area to make sure this is only drifting smoke. 

UPDATE 1 p.m. - Cal Fire says the fire near Oregon Gulch Road, west of Lake Oroville is now 30 to 40 acres, but firefighters say they’re making good progress.

Firefighters credit the air and ground crews for helping slow the spread of the fire.

- Cal Fire says a 10-acre fire is burning in a remote area of Oroville and that a nearby structure is not immediately threatened.

Firefighters are having a difficult time reaching the fire, but additional air and ground resources are heading to Oregon Gulch Road, said Cal Fire.

- Butte County Cal Fire firefighters are responding to a 3 to 5-acre vegetation fire west of Lake Oroville Saturday afternoon.

According to Cal Fire, the fire started before noon at the 600 block of Oregon Gulch Road, north of Thermalito Bay.

Authorities are requesting numerous engines and crews to help contain the fire.

It’s unclear if structures are threatened.

Check back for updates for this developing story.

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