2,700-Acre Butte County Fire Destroys 10 Structures, Injures Four People

A wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills north of Sacramento has scorched 2,700 acres, destroyed 10 structures and wounded four people.

Cal Fire has dubbed this Butte County fire as the Wall Fire since it is located on Chinese Wall Road, five miles away from Bangor.

A total of 500 structures are still threatened by the flames.

On Saturday afternoon, the blaze went from two to five percent contained, according to Cal Fire. By Saturday night, firefighters reached 20 percent containment.

Cal Fire reported that at least four people have suffered injuries as a result of the fire.

Residents were ordered to evacuate from several roads in the rural area as flames climbed tall trees.

The forested area burning is about 10 miles south of Oroville, where spillways in the nation's tallest dam began crumbling from heavy rains this winter and led to temporary evacuation orders for 200,000 residents downstream.

People looking for more information about the Wall Fire can call 530-538-7826.

Here are areas that are under evacuation orders:

  • All areas north and south from the intersection of Highway 162 and Forbestown Road to Black Bart Road.
  • All areas east of Miners Ranch Road and Highway 162 (Olive Highway) and Oro Bangor Highway to Swedes Flat Road.
  • All areas west of Robinson Mill from Forbestown Road to La Porte Road.

Here are areas under evacuation warnings:

  • Oro Bangor Highway from Miners Ranch Road, south and west to Dunstone Road
  • Miners Ranch Road to Oro Bangor Highway west to Oakvale Avenue, including the Oaks and Skyline Blvd.
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