State officials warn residents in Camp Fire burn scar to get water tested

People in the Camp Fire burn scar area are warned not to use surface water.

Posted: Feb. 18, 2019 1:07 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - People in the Camp Fire burn scar area are warned not to use surface water.

State officials say the most recent testing of heavy storm runoff found excessive amounts of bacteria and chemical elements, such as iron and aluminum. 

The level of pollutants was lower than expected but still unsafe. 

Officials add if residents have a shallow well in the Butte Creek Area to get the water tested. 

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