The Camp Fire is now 80% contained and has burned more than 153,000 acres and 81 people have been confirmed dead.
Camp Fire Cause Investigation
PG&E now says a transmission line malfucntioned just minutes before the camp fire started. That same line had issues back in 2012 when supporting towers toppled over in a storm. The company finished fixing it in 2016. It says it's cooperating with investigators.
The Butte County Sheriff's Office has lifted more evacuation orders, mostly in the Berry Creek area. Click the link to see our interactive map of evacuation zones.
Camp Fire Water Impact
All the ash and fire debris has many worried about the quality of their drinking water. Action News Now talked to the Butte Environmental Council. They said any groundwater contamination will likely not happen right away. If you rely on groundwater, the council recommends getting your water tested by Butte County Public Health.
Camp Fire Paradise School Plans
The Butte County Office of Education has released its plan to return students to class on Dec. 3 for Paradise Unified School District. Students K through six will be in classrooms across Butte County. Middle and high school students will be using an independent study model until January.
Rancho Tehama Shooting: One Year Later
It's been just over a year since the mass shooting in Rancho Tehama. Kevin Neal killed five people, and injured 18 while headed towards an elementary school. A federal lawsuit was filed earlier this month against the Tehama County Sheriff's Office and Neal's estate stating that the sheriff's office ignored repeated complaints about Neal.