The Camp Fire in Paradise, California in Butte County was just reported today and grew rapidly to 8,000 acres before then jumping to 20,000 acres. Evacuations are now underway as fire officials seek to gain containment. Read on to see interactive maps of the fire along with the latest details on the fire’s size, containment, evacuations, and a map of evacuation zones.
Camp Fire Maps
First, take a look at several general interactive maps of fires in California. For these, you can zoom in closer to see the Camp Fire specifically. On the first map below, maintained by CAL FIRE, the Camp Fire can be found halfway between Redding and Red Bluff.
Below is another active fire map from Google’s Crisis Map. Zoom in to see the Camp Fire.
These aren’t your only interactive map options for the Camp Fire. Mapping Support is tracking the fire closely. Here is the latest interactive Delta Fire map from Mapping Support. Click on the link in the tweet below to see the map:
Here’s another map of the fire:
The fire has not yet been added to Inciweb.
Camp Fire Size, Containment, & Road Closures
The fire began at 6:30 a.m. this morning near Camp Creek Road close to Pulga, Oroville MR reported. In a few hours, it had grown to 5,000 acres and 0 percent containment, according to CAL FIRE. Sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph aren’t helping. By 1 p.m. Pacific, KTVU had reported that the fire had grown to 8,000 acres. But by 8:15 p.m., the fire had grown to 20,000 acres and 15,000 structures were threatened, according to CAL FIRE.
Skyway was closed at Bruce Road into Paradise to allow for evacuations, and no traffic was being allowed into Paradise, Oroville MR reported. Highway 70 was shut down at Pentz Road. In addition, 4,400 PG&E customers in Paradise, Pulga, and Concow are without power because of downed lines in the area.
Northbound traffic on Highway 99 and Highway 149 was stopped, and all lanes of Highway 99 from Skyway south to Highway 149 will now be southbound, the Butte County Sheriff’s office said.
By 8 p.m., CAL FIRE listed the following 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, http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/Hourly.”
Camp Fire Evacuations & Evacuation Zones
Evacuations have already been ordered for the growing fire, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office has said.
Evacuations have been ordered in the Centerville and Butte Creek areas. These include, but may not be limited to, evacuation orders for:
- Carnegie Zone in Paradise
- North Pines Zone in Paradise
- North Fir Haven Zone in Paradise
- Old Magalia Zone in Paradise
- South Coutelenc Zone in Paradise
- South Fir Haven Zone in Paradise
- South Pine Zone in Paradise
- Zones 2, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 13 in Paradise (per KCRA)
- The town of Pulga
- The community of Concow (per Oroville MR.)
- Butte College
- Centerville and Butte Creek areas (per KCRA)
- The area of Pentz and 70 South to 149, including Butte College
- The area of Highway 70 from Concow South, including all of Yankee Hill on both sides of 70
- The Lower Clark and Lower Skyway zones as of 1:40 p.m. Pacific.
- The Nimshew Zone as of 1:49 p.m.
- The area of Cherokee from Highway 70 to the lake south to Table Mountain Blvd. as of 8 p.m.
- The area on both sides of Oro Chico Highway from Durham Dayton north to Estates Drive, as of Thursday night.
Here is a map of the evacuation zones in Paradise, in case you’re not sure where your zone is. Click here to look up your zone by address. Or see a larger version of the Paradise Evacuation Zone map here.
Butte County Sheriff’s Office also mentioned that all of Pentz road in Paradise East to Highway 70. Evacuated areas included Feather River Hospital, a retirement home in the area, and Ponderosa Elementary School, Oroville MR reported.
Here’s a look at the Upper Ridge evacuation zone map. You can see a larger version here.
The town of Paradise provides this map which explains how one-way evacuations work in the town during emergency situations. You can view the full emergency brochure here.
Evacuation warnings have also been issued for the Lower Neal and Upper Honey Run zones, and Butte Creek Canyon as of late Thursday morning.
If you’re not sure if you’re in an evacuation area, call 911.
Here are some evacuation centers in the area:
- Large animals can be evacuated to the Butte County Fairgrounds at 199 E. Hazel St. in Gridley, California.
- Oroville Nazarene Church at 2238 Monte Vista Ave. in Oroville is an evacuation center. (As of 9 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, Butte County California reported that this shelter was full.)
- Neighborhood Church on 2801 Notre Dame Blvd. is an evacuation center.
- Small animals can be evacuated to the Old County Hospital at 2279 Del Oro and Mo, Suite E.
- The Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E. Hazel St. in Gridley) has been opened as a general evacuation center.
- A shelter is now open at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds (442 Franklin Ave., Yuba City)
- The Chico Elks Lodge (1705 Manzanita Ave in Chico, California) opened as a shelter at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.
If you’re wanting to know what roads are closed, Caltrans HQ has the answer for you:
Camp Fire evacuations can change rapidly. Follow the Butte County Sheriff’s Twitter account and the Butte County’s Twitter for the latest updates. Emergency radio stations for the Paradise area include 1500 AM (Paradise Town Radio) and 1460 AM (Upper Ridge Radio.)
This is a developing story.