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Camp Fire

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Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971

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Chico, CA - November 25, 2018: This will be the final posting of Inciweb for the Camp Fire. While the fire is 100% contained, non-fire operations are ongoing.

To sign up for continuing information, press releases and announcements:

For recovery information and continuing evacuations locations and status visit:

For information regarding the Plumas National Forest Area Closure:

For local forest concerns, please contact:
Feather River Ranger District
875 Mitchell Ave, Oroville, CA 95965

(530) 534-6500

Additional links: public information map, operations map, evacuation map, fire progression map, fire history map, Camp Fire Structure Status mapand for previous updates.

Containment of the Camp Fire is now 100%. Fire suppression repair personnel continue to conduct suppression repair where possible.

Search and Rescue Crews, US&R Teams, and engine companies continue to assist the Butte County Sheriff’s Office with search efforts.

Evacuation orders and warnings are changing regularly.For an online viewer of evacuation statuses: Interactive Evacuation Map. The data on this viewer is being updated as often as possible, but might not be the most current.

The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current conditions in the fire area. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. Remember to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911. Hazards may exist when you return home(en español).



A closure order is in place for portions of the Plumas National Forest. Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited on the Plumas National Forest. This Order is effective from November 17th, 2018 until December 5th, 2018. more...

Public Information Line:
Missing Person Call Center Lines: (530)538-6570, (530)538-7544, (530)538-7671
Finding Pets and Pet Rescue:(530)895-0000

As of November 25, 2018 7:00am:

Size: 153,336 acres Containment: 100% Cause: under investigation
Firefighter Injuries
: 3 Civilian Fatalities: 85
Single Residences Destroyed: 13,696 Single Residences Damaged: 462 Multiple Residences Destroyed: 276 Multiple Residences Damaged: 25 Commercial Structures Destroyed: 528 Commercial Structures Damaged: 102 Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 4,293
Total Personnel:
1,065 Engines: 74 Water Tenders: 3 Helicopters: 2 Hand Crews: 11 Dozers: 3
Air Tankers:
Firefighting air tankers from throughout the state are available if needed.

The Camp Fire has produced an online Camp Fire Structure Status map.

We continue to appreciate the patience and support of the Butte County community as we work to make the fire area safe for re-entry. There are thousands of firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other cooperators operating around the clock to complete this necessary work. more.....

A Disaster Recovery Center is in place for residents to connect with the resources needed to recover and rebuild. Local, state, and federal agencies along with community organizations will assemble to answer questions about disaster assistance. It is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm, daily at the Chico Mall (Former Sears building) – 1982 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928 more....

For an online viewer of evacuation statuses go to: Camp Fire Evacuations. The data on this viewer is being updated as often as possible, but might not be the most current.

As areas affected by the Camp Fire are opened to the public, there is important HEALTH and SAFETY information of which you need to be aware. more....

The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility is open to the public with limited hours. more....

Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff and Paradise Police Department

Helpful Resources: Red Cross: (800)733-2767 FEMA: (800)-621-3362 or Ready for Wildfire:
Town of Paradise Call Center 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 530-879-3712, 530-879-3712, 530-879-3713, Email:
Butte County Office of Education:

Social Media:

Twitter@USFSPlumas, @CALFIREButteCo, @CAL_FIRE, @ButteSheriff

Facebook@USFSPlumas/, @CALFIREButteCo, @CALFIRE, @bcsonews, @ParadisePoliceDepartment

History: The Camp Fire started on November 8 at 6:29 am. Fueled by intense north winds, a dry air mass and critically dry fuels, the fire moved rapidly from the Pulga area in the Feather River Canyon into nearby communities including Paradise, Magalia and Concow, causing extensive and widespread damage to infrastructure and buildings. Critical fire weather conditions spread the fire to over 100,000 acres in the first two days.

The high winds experienced in the first few days of the incident abated and fire growth slowed. However, extremely dry fuels coupled with rugged terrain presented firefighters with challenging conditions. Responders from across state and country have been assigned to the fire, including resources from Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska.

On November 11, the U.S. Forest Service entered into unified command for the Camp Fire with CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff’s Department and the Paradise Police Department. On November 23, the U.S. Forest Service went out of unified command on the Camp Fire.

Evacuation Orders: See Butte County

Evacuation Centers:

OPEN: Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948) The American Humane Society is supporting an animal shelter co-located at the Butte County Fairgrounds for registered clients of the Red Cross shelter.
OPEN: Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo Street, Orland, CA A volunteer organization is supporting an animal shelter co-located at the Glenn County Fairgrounds for registered clients of the Red Cross shelter. THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966)
THIS SHELTER IS FULL: Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, CA 95928)
THIS SHELTER HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO BUTTE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS : Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds (442 Franklin Ave. Yuba City, CA 95991)

For the most recent up to date evacuation locations and status go to:

After a disaster, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, emergency relief supplies, emotional support and health services to people in need.
Camp Fire Red Cross Hotline: (855)558-1116 or Red Cross

Road Closures:

P-Line at Retson

Doon Grade Rd. at Coutolenc Rd.

Fallen Leaf at Northwood

Northwood Rd. at Rosewood Dr.

Dogtown (Upper) at Cedarpark Dr.

Wycliff at Stonehill Ct.

Skyway just south of Ehrich Ct.

Cumberland Rd. at Oberland Ct.

Nimshew Rd. at Ponderosa Way

Nimshew at Centerville Rd.

Centerville Rd. at Bean Flat Rd.

Honey Run Rd. at Merlin Ln.

Skyway at Crossroads. Neal Rd. at Wayland Rd./Red Sky

Wayland at Foster Rd.

Pentz Rd. at Messilla Valley Rd.

Pentz Rd. North of Arden Way

Red Tape Rd. at Condor Rd.

Cherokee at Rocky Top Rd.

SR-162 at French Creek/Stephens Creek Rd.

SR-162 at Four Mile Ridge Rd.

SR-70 at West Branch Bridge

SR-191 (Clark Rd.) at Round Valley Ranch Rd.

Encina Grande at Choc Taw Ridge Rd.

Crystal Pines at Cherokee

Vinton Gulch at Cherokee

Finding Pets and Pet Rescue: (530)895-0000
Animal Evacuation Centers:

Small Animals:

Chico Municipal Airport
150 Airpark Blvd, Chico, CA 95973

Large Animal Shelter:
Butte County Fair Grounds
199 E Hazel Street, Gridley, CA 95948

Small and Large Animal Shelter:
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
442 Franklin Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95991

Temporary Flight Restrictions(TFRs) are have been lifted as of November 25 at 6:00pm.

Donations: At this time, please consider making a monetary donation. Shelters and drop-off locations are overwhelmed with material donations. Donations can be made through the North Valley Community Foundation.

The Butte County Office of Education created the Schools Fire Relief Fund to provide a one-stop location where individuals or organizations could provide support directly to schools in Butte County. Donors can either specify a specific district or use (textbooks, clothes, etc.) for the funds or make an open donation.

You can donate to the United Way of Northern California Camp Fire Fund by texting "Butte Fire" to 91999 or you can click here.

Volunteers: Caring Choices is coordinating volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please complete an application at They have been flooded with applications and are processing them as quickly as they can.

You can also sign-up to volunteer for the American Red Cross at their website.

Cooperating Agencies: California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service, California Conservation Corps, Butte County, Butte County Sheriff's Office, City of Chico, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California National Guard and Town of Paradise.

To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday November 08th, 2018 approx. 06:29 AM
LocationConcow, Town of Paradise, Magalia, Butte Creek Canyon, Butte Valley
Incident CommanderCAL FIRE Butte County Sheriff Paradise Police Department
Coordinates39.82 latitude, -121.44 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1,065
Size153,336 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass, brush and timber



Camp Fire is in unified command with CALFIRE, Butte County Sheriff's Department and Paradise Police Department - USFS is out of unified command as of 11/23 at 7:00 a.m.