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Firefighters Work to Contain Powellton Fire in Butte County

Cal Fire is on the scene of a vegetation fire on Powellton Road, above Stirling City in Butte County.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 4:32 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 8:46 AM

UPDATE 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 - The Powellton Fire is now 10 acres and 80 percent contained. 

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UPDATE 11:56 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 - More accurate mapping has put the fire at 3 acres and 55 percent containment. 

The area was under a Red Flag Warning but was lifted at 11 a.m. 

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Cal Fire is on the scene of a vegetation fire on Powellton Road, above Stirling City. 

The Powellton Fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on Monday and is burning mostly timber and heavy brush. 

Cal Fire estimates that the fire has burned around 10 acres and is 50 percent contained. 

Cal Fire has multiple engines, water tenders, dozers, hand crews and aircraft working on the scene. 

There are currently no structures threatened. 

Stay with KHSL Channel 12 and actionnewsnow.com for the latest updates as they become available. 

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