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Monday - Latest On Camp Fire: Death Toll 77, Nearly A Thousand Still Missing

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This post is no longer being updated. You can find the latest information about the Camp Fire by clicking here.

Update at 5:00 p.m. on 11/19

Several #CampFire evacuation orders and warnings have been updated today, including:

Evacuation orders are lifted in the Powellton, Carnegie, and Lovelock zones and in the upper portion of the Sterling City Zone.

Other evacuation zones have been modified, including Berry Creek, North Coutolenc, Nimshew, North and South Firhaven Zone, and North Pine Zone. Within those zones some evacuation orders and traffic restrictions remain.

To see evacuation statuses, click here.

Residents need to be aware that the evacuation areas being lifted have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles. Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution.

An Evacuation Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the former Sears store in the Chico Mall at 1982 East 20th Street.

According the Butte County, website the following evacuation shelters are open and accepting new arrivals:

The Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland

The Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley

Shelters at the Oroville Nazarene Church, and the Neighborhood Church and Bidwell Junior High School in Chico, and the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds are full.

As of the latest report from Cal Fire, the blaze has now consumed 151,000 acres and is 66 percent contained. The death toll stands at 77.

Update at 2:35 p.m. on 11/19 

The Berry Creek evacuation zone A has been reduced to a warning except for the folowing areas: Encina Grande Road at Deer Meadow Rd, Bloomer Hill Road at Black Bear Road remain under an evacuation order. Highway 162 at Four Mile Ridge Road will remain closed to all northbound traffic. Berry Creek Zones B and C remain under an evacuation order. 

Update at 12:30 p.m. on 11/19 

Evacuation orders for the following evacuation zones in the Magalia, Sterling City, and Inskip areas have been adjusted as follows.

Powellton Zone – Evacuation orders in the Powellton Zone have been lifted.

Sterling City Zone – The evacuation order in the upper portion of the Sterling City Zone has been lifted. The P Line will be closed to all traffic south bound at Retson Rd.

Lovelock Zone – Evacuation orders in the Lovelock Zone has been lifted.

North Coutolenc Zone – Evacuation orders in the North Coutolenc Zone have been lifted. Coutolenc Road south bound at the lower end at Doon Grade Rd (20B1 Line) will remain under an evacuation order. No Traffic will be allowed south bound on Coutolenc Road toward the Town of Paradise.

North Firhaven Zone – Evacuation orders in the North Firhaven Zone have been lifted except for the following areas: Northwood Drive from Fallen Leaf Way to Rosewood Drive, to include the area of Goldcone Drive, remain under an evacuation order.

South Firhaven Zone – Evacuation orders in the South Firhaven Zone have been lifted except for the following areas: Dogtown Road at Cedar Lake Drive remain under evacuation order. No Traffic will be allowed south bound on Dogtown Road, from Cedar Lake Drive, toward the Town of Paradise.

Carnegie Zone – The Carnegie Zone has been lifted.

North Pines Zone – Evacuation orders in the North Pines Zone have been lifted except for the following areas: Wycliff Way south of Stone Hill Court, Skyway west of Ehrlich Court at the Paradise Pines Campground, and Cumberland Drive south of Oberlin Court remain under an evacuation order.

Nimshew Zones A and B – Evacuation orders in the Nimshew Zones A and B have been lifted except for the following areas: Nimshew Road south of Ponderosa Way, and Centerville Road south of Nimshew Road remain under an evacuation order.

Residents will need to access the Inskip, Sterling City and the Magalia areas by using the Skyway from Butte Meadows. Please be aware no traffic will be allowed south toward the Town of Paradise. 

Residents need to be aware that the areas being lifted have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles.

Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and life safety hazards.

Update at 12:21 p.m. on 11/19

Evacuation warnings for the following areas have been lifted according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office:

Little Chico Creek Area Zone C (North)

Cherokee Zone A

Hamlin Zone

Messilla Zone A

Lower Clark Zone 

Lower Neal Zone 

To see evacuation statuses go to https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs . The data is being updated as often as possible but it may not be the most current. 

Update at 8 a.m. on 11/19 
 
As of the latest report from Cal Fire at 7 a.m. Monday, the blaze has now consumed 151,000 acres and is 66 percent contained.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said in a press release Sunday evening that one human remain was located outside yesterday in the area of Butte Creek Canyon. That brings the total number of fatalities from the Camp Fire to date to 77.

He also updated the missing persons list. In the release the Sheriff said the number of unaccounted for individuals decreased yesterday by 283, so the number of missing now stands at 993. Click here for the full list

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Call Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tonight. 

  • (530) 538-6570                                                                                                             
  • (530) 538-7544                                                                                                                       
  • (530) 538-7671

More than 13,000 homes, apartment complexes, businesses, and out-buildings have been have been destroyed since the fire started on November 8th. More than 5,300 personnel are now involved in the firefighting effort.
According the Butte County, website the following evacuation shelters are open and accepting new arrivals:

  • The Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland
  • The Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley
  • The Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City

Shelters at the Oroville Nazarene Church, and the Neighborhood Church and Bidwell Junior High School in Chico, are full.
An Evacuation Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the former Sears store in the Chico Mall at 1982 East 20th Street. 

Cal Fire officials have ended their scheduled evening briefings. 

We’ll continue to bring you top of the hour updates during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.