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Forward progress has stopped on Wildlife Fire near Palermo

The CAL FIRE Butte Unit is responding to a vegetation fire in Palermo at the Oroville Wildlife Area.

Posted: May 7, 2021 7:02 PM
Updated: May 7, 2021 10:09 PM

Update 10:09 p.m. Friday, may 7, 2021 - The acreage burned has been revised by CAL FIRE to 6.1 acres. Mop up continues at the Oroville Wildlife Area where the Wildlife Fire burned early Friday evening.

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Update 8:13 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 - According to CAL FIRE no structures burned and there have not been any injuries at the Wildlife Fire.

It was confirmed that the first call came in to report the fire at 6:12 p.m.

CAL FIRE says they have revised the acreage to eight acres.

The cause of the Wildlife Fire is under investigation.

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Update 7:32 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 - CAL FIRE says they have been able to stop the forward progress of the Wildlife Fire burning near Palermo. Fire crews are expected to be cleaning up and monitoring the scene for several more hours.

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Update 7:19 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 - The Wildlife Fire has now burned 10-12 acres. Firefighters are working hard to lay hose around the fire area.

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Update 7:05 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 - The Wildlife Fire has burned between 3-5 acres. According to CAL FIRE more engines and another bulldozer have been requested.

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PALERMO, Calif. - The CAL FIRE Butte Unit is responding to a vegetation fire at the Oroville Wildlife Area. The engines are staging near Oro Dam Boulevard West and 10th Street.

The Wildlife Fire was reported at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Friday.

A CAL FIRE spokesperson says the fire is 1-2 acres in size. More engines were being called to the scene late in the 6:00 hour.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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