UPDATE 1 – TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 13TH
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- Incident # – CA-BTU-016737
- Wildfire Incident
- Current size is 130,000 acres with 35% containment status.
- Fire Managers are expecting this wildfire to grow to a final size of 150,000 acres.
- Expected containment date is scheduled for November 30th.
- Located – Concow, Town of Paradise, Magalia, Butte Creek Canyon, Butte Valley in Butte County.
- Unified Command – CAL FIRE IMT 4 (Derum), USFS (Griffin), Butte County Sheriff’s Office (Bell) and Town of Paradise PD (Reinvold)
- 48 deaths.
- 52,000 residents have been evacuated.
- 1,385 in temporary shelters.
- Total of 53,427 civilians affected.
- Total 3 First responders impacted.
- 3 First Responders with either injuries or illnesses as reported.
- Behavior is active fire with uphill runs, flanking and with single-tree torching.
- Fire burned through communities of Concow, Town of Paradise and Magalia.
- Fuels consist of: 6′ chaparral, timber and short grass.
- Fire conditions are critically dry fuels and gusty winds.
- Fire Managers foresee this fire will be a potential future threat, completed mass notifications, planning for future evacuations and are currently in evacuation mode.
- During the day today, firefighters were able to hold the established containment lines.
- Tonight, crews will take advantage of nighttime humidity recovery.
- Throughout the night firefighters will provide structure protection and continue to strengthen and improve existing control lines.
- They will patrol within the fire area while address hot spots and any and all hazards.
Resources – Fire
The following resources on this incident are:
- 630 Fire engines
- 74 Water tenders
- 23 Helicopters
- 99 Hand Crews
- 105 Dozers
- 5,615 personnel
- CAL Trans
- CAL DOC and REHAB
- National Weather Service (NWS)
- CA Conservation Corps
- Butte County
- City of Chico
Under Direct Threat for the Period of 12-72 hours
Fire to continue to threaten buildings/infrastructure in the next 12-hour operational period of time:
- Stirling City
- Yankee Hill
- Big Bend
- Butte Creek Canyon
- Butte Valley
- Honey Run
- Forest Ranch
- Paradise Pines
- Berry Creek
The following are currently being threatened:
- Private timber lands
- Watersheds for Lake Oroville and Concow Reservoir
- Plumas National Forest
- Union Pacific RR
- Highways 32, 70, 99 and 149.
- ISO reportable power lines
- Table Mountain Substation
- Feather River Hospital
- Paradise and Magalia municipal water systems
- Communication lines
- Cell towers and mountain top communications infrastructure
- CAL FIRE communications sites
- CHP communications sites
- Lake Oroville Marina fuel and boat storage
- Recreation and tourism on Lake Oroville and surrounding communities,
- Butte Fire Center
- Butte County
- Town of Paradise
- USFS Fire Stations
- Sawmill Peak
- Flea Mountain Lookout
- PG & E infrastructure including 500 KV/230 KV/115 KV lines
- PG & E gas line servicing the town of Paradise
- 3 hydroelectric plants at Poe, Cresta, Desable and Lime Saddle
- Currently threatened: 15,500 single family homes; 2,000 non-residential commercial properties.
- Damaged: 75 single homes, 11 multiple residences, 32 non-residential commercial properties and 30 other minor structures.
- Destroyed: 7,600 single family homes, 95 multiple residences, 3 mixed commercial / residential structures, 260 non-residential commercial properties and 859 other minor structures.
- Fire has burned through communities of Concow, Paradise and Magalia with significant damage to infrastructure and buildings.
- 17,500 residential and commercial buildings are all impacted.
- Feather River Hospital suffered extreme amounts of damage.
- Due to the high amount of damage, assessments are expected to be completed within the next several operational periods.
- $24.6 Million Cost-to-Date (on the low side).
- Firefighters on the Front Lines: Our
#firefighters have been busy working 12 hr. shifts at the #CampFire in CA. The crew have been teamed up with @CALFIRE_ButteCo and the dozer team to cut a fire line and back burn areas to protect vital structures in the area. (Photo Credits: Clackamas FD)
- Vet Care: Our faculty clinicians, residents, students and vet techs are working around the clock to care for animals injured. How to help by donating to –> https://give.ucdavis.edu/VMTH/V6TH631 (Photo Credit: UC Davis Vet Med)
Sources: GACC.NIFC, CAL FIRE, Social Media
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