Camp Fire Updates, November 8, 10:57 PM

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Here are the latest details on the Camp Fire from CalFire and Butte County Sheriff. This will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.


Chico Police Department has evacuated the following areas:

– East of Bruce Road between Highway 32 to E 20th Street
– Canyon Oaks Subdivision (beyond the gate)


10: 37 PM

This is a link to a video on Facebook from Jackie Blome.

Paradise ca is 95 percent gone, we lost our home, animals,, we are out safe now. Please pray for those who are trapped, hurt or died,, pray for all of us

Posted by Jackie Blome on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Butte County Sheriff updates via Twitter, 10:30 PM

Butte County Sheriff
Per Chico Police: Evacuation Warning – All areas in the City of Chico SOUTH of HWY 32 and EAST of Bruce Rd #CampFire

UPDATE: evacuation order for the area of Nelson Shippee Road. Evacuation warning for the area from Highway 99 E. bound to Highway 70 from Highway 162 N. to Highway 149

The Chico Elks Lodge (1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico, CA 95926) is opening as a shelter for people evacuating the #CampFire. It will be open by 8:30 p.m.

UPDATE: An evacuation order has been issued for the area of both sides of Oro Chico Highway from Durham Dayton north to Estates Drive.

UPDATE: an evacuation order has been issued for the area of Cherokee from Highway 70 to the lake south to table mountain boulevard.

UPDATE: an evacuation warning has been issued for the area west of 99 from 149 north to Chico City Limits west to the Midway.

UPDATE: An evacuation warning has been issued for Hwy 32 at Nople Avenue UP TO the Butte County Line. ?

UPDATE: The Evacuation Warning for Hwy 32 at Nople Avenue down to the Chico City Limits HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO AN ORDER. This still does not include the City of Chico.

UPDATE: An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the following areas:
-Hwy 32 at Nople Avenue down to the Chico City Limits.
-Skyway from Lower Paradise down the Skyway to the Chico City Limits
This evacuation warning does not include the City of Chico

The Neighborhood Church shelter in Chico is FULL.
There is still room at Oroville Nazarene Church (2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966) and the Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948).

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.

If you’ve evacuated due to the #CampFire please register at the @RedCross Safe & Well website.

Concerned family and friends can also search the list of those who have registered as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button.

Camp Fire Incident Information from CalFire
Last Updated: November 08, 2018 8:18 pm
Date/Time Started: November 08, 2018 6:33 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE/ Butte County Fire, Butte County Sheriff and Paradise P.D.
County: Butte County
Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
Acres Burned –  20,000 acres
Structures Threatened: 15,000
Evacuations: Evacuation orders established for Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley
Forest Ranch is under evacuation warning.

For more information on evacuations visit,

Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville, CA 95966 Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948 The Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico, CA 95928. THIS SHELTER IS FULL.

Road Closures: Hwy 70 between Pentz Rd to Plumas County line, Skyway, Hwy 99 from 149/99 junction to 9th St. Hwy 191 and Pentz Road. For more information on road closures visit,
Total Fire Personnel: 2289
Total Fire Engines: 303
Total Fire Crews: 59
Total Helicopters: 11
Total Dozers: 24
Total Water Tenders: 11
Long/Lat: -121.434700/39.813400
Conditions: Firefighters continue to be challenged with extreme fire and weather conditions including strong winds and with long range spotting. Due to the fluid and rapidly changing conditions, residents are urged to stay updated through official sources for changes to evacuations and road closures.
Small Animal: County Hospital at 2279 Del Oro and Mono, Suite E
Large Animal: Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948

Phone Numbers (530) 538-7826 (Public Information Line )

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Barbara Rice
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3 Responses

  1. Barbara, thank you for the comprehensive information. I hate that this is even necessary.

    Butte County, our hearts are with you.

  2. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    Thanks, Barbara. We have friends in Paradise who put on a spectacular Christmas program every year at the LDS Church. I wrote to them last evening, hoping all was well, and found that they and their extended family had evacuated to their cabin in Truckee. I said that their annual Christmas program would be canceled, and she wrote that both their home and the church were gone. The video of the terrifying dash through the flames posted by Brynn Parrott Chatfield is their daughter.

  3. Steven Towers Steven Towers says:

    “Paradise Consumed by Hellfire” would be the headline if cleverness trumped common decency. (I guess….is common decency still a thing?)