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The view from Butte County as the North Complex Fire moves from Plumas into Butte, forcing evacuations and heading toward Lake Oroville. Photo courtesy of PG&E

Evacuation orders extend into Butte County; heading toward Oroville

The North Complex Fire is moving from Plumas County into Butte County and its Sheriff’s Office has upgraded the previous evacuation warning to an immediate evacuation order for Feather Falls and Clipper Mills. The evacuation order also includes Berry Creek, Brush Creek and Forbestown.

During this afternoon’s briefing, the Forest Service is reporting that the new growth is now 15,000 to 20,000 acres and growing about 1,000 acres every half hour. It is burning parallel to the Middle Fork of the Feather River. The fire is reported to have gotten into the crowns and moving fast. It was reported that the fire has the potential to reach Lake Oroville.

Butte, Yuba and Plumas County residents are all being asked to check evacuation orders regularly, by going to Sheriff’s websites.

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