It's been exactly two weeks since the start of the Camp Fire which is now 153,336 acres and is 90 percent contained. More evacuation orders were lifted this morning by the Butte County Sheriff.
Law Enforcement to Work Through Thanksgiving on Camp Fire Efforts
It may beThanksgiving, but crews are not stopping the search to recover remains in the debris of the Camp Fire. More than 1,000 law enforcement personnel will continue safety patrols and recovery efforts today.
The sheriff has lifted more evacuation orders as of 8 a.m. this morning. The orders for Morgan Ridge Zone A and the Lower Pentz Zone are lifted for residents only. Non-residents will be allowed back tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.
PG&E Facing Lawsuits in Camp Fire Investigation
The daughter of a man killed in the Camp Fire is among those now suing PG&E. The associated press says Neva Rodrigues filed suit Wednesday. At least two other lawsuits have been filed against the company by others who lost their homes in the fire. Cal Fire is still investigating the exact cause of the fire.
More Norovirus Cases Detected in Butte County
Butte County Health officials say 145 people have presented symptoms related to norovirus since shelters opened. According to a virus specialist, the virus can be spread very quickly. Washing your hands often with soap and water is the best way to prevent catching the virus.
A man arrested by Anderson police is now facing federal charges for identity theft in March 2018. Officers found William Ashley with mail belonging to almost 100 victims. Police say he stole several identities and opened fake bank accounts in their names. Police arrested Ashley Monday. He is now in federal custody.
Thousands of evacuees and those in need will receive a Thanksgiving meal courtesy of World Central Kitchen. Click the link for a full list of meals and events in Butte County.