BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (CBS13) – The fast-moving Camp Fire in Butte County, California has prompted mandatory evacuations and evacuation warnings in the area of Paradise. Head down the page for the latest updates.

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Mandatory Evacuations: (Anyone in need of assistance to evacuate should call 911.)

  • Nimshew Zone
  • Lower Clark & Lower Skyway Zones
  • Paradise
  • Concow
  • Pulga
  • Upper Honey Run Zone
  • Carnegie Zone
  • North Pines Zone
  • North Fir Haven Zone
  • South Fir Haven Zone
  • South Pine Zone
  • Old Magalia Zone
  • South Coutelenc Zone
  • Paradise Zones 1-14
  • Centerville and Butte Creek areas
  • Fire zones 2,7, 11, 12, 13
  • Area of Highway 70 from Concow South, including all of Yankee Hill on both sides of 70.
  • Highway 32 at Nopel Road* to the Chico City Limits (does not include City of Chico)
  • Cherokee from Highway 70 to Lake Oroville, south to Table Mountain Boulevard
  • Both sides of Oro-Chico Highway (located west of Highway 99) from Durham-Dayton north to Estates Drive
  • Nelson Shippee Road

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Humbug Zone
  • Lovelock Zone
  • North Coutelenc Zone
  • Highway 32 at Nopel Road* to the Butte County Line (does not include City of Chico)
  • West Of Highway 99 from Highway 149 North to the Midway. (does not include City of Chico)
  • Highway 99 east to Highway 70 from Highway 162 to Highway 149
  • East of Bruce Road between Highway 32 and East 20th Street in Chico

*NOTE: Depending on your mapping software, this may be different.

  • Google Maps calls it Nopel Road
  • Apple Maps calls it Nopel Avenue

(Source: Butte County Sheriff, CHP – Oroville, Butte County)

Evacuation shelters:

  • [FULL] Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville)
  • [FULL] Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico)
  • Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St., Gridley)
  • [FULL] Chico Elks Lodge, (1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico, CA)

Small Animal Shelter:

  • Old County Hospital at 2279 Del Oro and Mono, Suite E, Oroville
  • Chico Airport, 150 Airpark Boulevard

School Closures

  • All schools in Butte County will be closed on Friday as a result of the fire. 
  • Monday will be the observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

An Emergency Volunteer Center is open at Caring Choices, 1398 Ridgewood in Chico. People interested in volunteering can go there or call 530-899-3873 for more information.


9:20 p.m. UPDATE: An evacuation warning is in place for east of Bruce Road between Highway 32 and East 20th Street.

A mandatory evacuation order is in place on Nelson Shippee Road.

An evacuation warning covers parts of Thermalito between Highway 162, Highway 149, Highway 70 and Highway 99.

8:30 p.m. UPDATE: CBS13’s Rachel Wulff spoke with Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea earlier tonight about the department’s efforts to prevent looting as well as the plans as the night wears on.

8:00 p.m. UPDATE: Cal Fire says the town of Paradise has been wiped out by the Camp Fire. While crews are still evaluating the damage, they estimate more than 1,000 buildings were damaged in the fire.

More evacuations have been ordered on the Oro-Chico Highway—which is west of Highway 99— from Durham Dayton to Estates Drive.

Highway 99 has been closed in both directions from Southgate Avenue in Chico to the Highway 149 junction.

7:50 p.m. UPDATE: A new evacuation order is in effect from Highway 70 to the lake, south to Table Mountain Boulevard

7:30 p.m. UPDATE: Cal Fire officials have confirmed multiple people have died as a result of the Camp Fire.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t have an exact number on how many have died, as it is assessing the scene.

An evacuation warning is in effect for areas west of Highway 99 between Highway 149 and the Chico City Limits, west to the Midway.

7 p.m. UPDATE: An evacuation order is in place at Nopel Road at Highway 32 to the city limits of Chico, but does not include the city of Chico.

Depending on your mapping software, that may register differently. Google Maps has Nopel Road while Apple Maps has Nopel Avenue.

The fire has jumped to 20,000 acres.

Highway 99 has been closed in both directions from Durham Pentz Road to Neal Road over visibility concerns. Caltrans has reported the fire jumped the canyon, closing Highway 32 at Yosemite Drive.

Video from the scene shows the fire has jumped Highway 99 near Durham-Pentz Road.

5:50 pm. UPDATE: Winds are fueling the flames in Paradise, leaving devastation in its wake.


5:15 p.m UPDATE: Some of the evacuated animals are at Erickson Veterinary Hospital in Chico.

4:45 p.m. UPDATE: The Neighborhood Church Shelter in Chico is full. There are two other shelters available.

A Cal Fire chief has cited reports of several hundred structures destroyed in the Camp Fire. Officials have not gotten in to assess the situation.


4:30 p.m. UPDATE: Schools in Butte County will be closed on Friday as a result of the Camp Fire.

The closure includes all schools, not just ones served by the Butte County Office of Education

4:15 p.m. UPDATE: CBS13’s Lemor Abrams spoke with a driver who was evacuating with his pregnant wife. The couple had just bought their first home and are afraid it may be gone.

4 p.m. UPDATE: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a reminder against price gouging during the Camp Fire:

“Families in Butte County are in the midst of dealing with the devastating Camp Fire. They should not have to worry about whether they’re being illegally cheated out of fair prices. Our State’s price gouging law protects people impacted by an emergency from illegal price gouging on housing, gas, food, and other essential supplies. I encourage anyone who has been the victim of price gouging, or who has information regarding potential price gouging, to immediately file a complaint through my Office’s website or call (800) 952-5225, or to contact their local police department or sheriff’s office.”

3:50 p.m. UPDATE: Crews are using the field at Butte College as a landing space for medical helicopters. Classes at the college were canceled as a result of the Camp Fire


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3:30 pm. UPDATE: Our crews are keeping an eye on the latest from the Camp Fire. Live updates will start at 4 p.m. on CBS13 and at cbs13.com/watch.

2:57 p.m. UPDATE: Caltrans has issued a list fire-related road closures.

2:46 p.m. UPDATE: New numbers have been released on the fire. It now stands at 18,000 acres, Cal Fire says.


1:58 p.m. UPDATE: Evacuation orders have been announced for for Nimshew, Lower Clark, and Lower Skyway zones.

If you’ve evacuated to a shelter, you’re asked to register on Red Cross’ Safe & Well website.

Have you noticed that there haven’t been any air tankers flying over the Camp Fire? A Cal Fire spokesperson explained why.

1:24 p.m. UPDATE: Five people have already been burned in Paradise, the CHP says.

1:11 p.m. UPDATE: CHP in Oroville are working to close northbound Traffic on Highway 99 into Chico as the fire heads toward the city.

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The Camp Fire now stands at 8,000 acres, Cal Fire says. Here’s their latest official update:

  • Acres Burned – Containment: 8,000 acres
  • Evacuations: Evacuation orders established for Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley
  • Follow Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter for the latest evacuation information.
  • Road Closures: Multiple road closures to include Hwy 70, Skyway, Hwy 191 and Pentz Road
  • Conditions: A Red Flag Warning is in effect for strong winds and low relative humidity.

Rachel Wulff has this 12:54 p.m. update from Butte County.

12:45 p.m. UPDATE: Traffic on Highway 70 was only heading out of Paradise as the evacuations continue.

12:31 p.m. UPDATE – The California Office of Emergency Services has activated has been activated in support of the Camp Fire.

Placer County Sheriff’s Department deputies are headed to Butte County to assist with evacuations.

12:21 p.m. UPDATE: 

The latest coverage on CBS13.com:

11:58 a.m. UPDATE: An evacuation order has been issued for the area of Highway 70 from Concow South including all of Yankee Hill on both sides of 70, Butte County Sheriff says.

PG&E is notifying people in 9 northern California counties of possible service disruptions today.

A hospital in Paradise evacuated its patients as the Camp Fire, which was sparked early Thursday, got uncomfortably close.

11:09 a.m. UPDATE: CBS13’s Rachel Wulff is heading up to the Paradise area to report on the Camp Fire. Follow her for updates throughout the day.

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10:55 a.m. UPDATE:

10:44 a.m. UPDATE: This map shows the Emergency Fire Zones and Public Assembly Points for Paradise.

10:33 a.m. Update: All classes at Butte College have been cancelled and the main campus is being evacuated where it’s reportedly raining ash.

10:22 a.m. UPDATE: Butte County has issued the following information on shelters for people and pets.

Evacuation shelters:

  • Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville) as of 9 a.m.
  • Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico) as of 10 a.m.

Small Animal Shelter:

  • Small animals – Old County Hospital at 2279 Del Oro and Mono, Suite E, Oroville

When evacuating, take your animals with you. Make sure to bring water, food, bedding, and any containment devices necessary, the county urged in a statement.

10:12 a.m. UPDATE: An evacuation warning has been issued for the Lower Neal and Upper Honey Run zones.


10:06 a.m. UPDATE – Highway 149 is closed to traffic at the Highway 70 junction.

9:56 a.m. UPDATE: Cal Fire has posted updated information on the Camp Fire.

  • Acreage: 5,000 acres
  • Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
  • Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte Unit

9:46 a.m. UPDATE: Thousands of PG&E customers are without power in Butte County because of the fire.

9:34 a.m. UPDATE: Newest evacuation orders from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office:

Evacuations have been issued for the Carnegie Zone, North Pines Zone, North Fir Haven Zone, South Fir Haven Zone, South Pine Zone, Old Magalia Zone and the South Coutelenc Zone.

The sheriff’s department urges anyone in need of assistance is needed to evacuate to call 911.

9:31 a.m. UPDATE: Images are coming in from the area of the Camp Fire.

9:21 a.m. UPDATE: Follow these social media accounts for the latest developments in the Camp Fire:

9:13 a.m. UPDATE: An evacuation shelter is being set up at Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville.

9:04 a.m. UPDATE: ALL of Paradise except Lower Clark Road, Lower Neil Road, and Lower Skyway Road are under mandatory evacuation orders. People are being told to leave right away.

BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) – Mandatory evacuations have been issued for areas near Paradise in Butte County because of a wildfire that has grown to over 1,000  acres on Thursday morning.

The fire is moving towards the hospital on Pentz Road. All of Paradise is being told to evacuate. Fire zones 2,7,13, And Morgan Hill are now under mandatory evacuation, according to a  statement from CHP – Oroville.

The fire is burning in the area of Camp Creek Road near Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon, according to a statement from Cal Fire and the Butte County Fire Department.

Dozens of firefighting resources from across the state have bee called to assist in battling the fire.

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