Fire, Power Outage Near Magalia

Sep 24, 2018

A red flag warning has been issued for much of the North State through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Credit Image used courtesy of the National Weather Service

Nimshew Fire

An evacuation warning is in effect for a fire burning near Magalia.

According to the Butte County Sheriff the warning is for the area of Centerville Road from the Nimshew Road intersection south to Pasa Lane.

At last report from Cal Fire’s Butte Unit the fire was 25 acres in size. It’s burning in steep terrain with heavy brush and at a slow-moderate rate.

An evacuation warning alerts people in affected areas of potential threat to life and property. According to officials those who need additional time should consider evacuating. Evacuation preparedness tips can be found on the Butte County website.   

According to the National Weather Service, breezy winds and low humidity will continue to bring critical fire weather conditions to much of the North State through Tuesday. 

About 2,900 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers are without power from Magailia to Jonesville. PG&E spokesperson Paul Moreno expects service to be restored by 10 a.m. (Whole outage area not pictured.)
Credit Image used courtesy of PG&E

Power Outage (Magalia to Jonesville)

At the same time, a power outage is affecting about 2,900 Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers between Magalia and Jonesville. PG&E spokesperson Paul Moreno said the outage started at 12:35 a.m. after a bear climbed a wooden PG&E pole coming into contact with the transmission line. Moreno said service is expected to be back on by 10 a.m. Monday.

At this time, it’s unclear whether the power outage and nearby Nimshew Fire are related.