Evacuations ordered as crews battle 2,500-acre fire in Butte County

Immediate evacuations have been ordered in certain areas and evacuation warnings have been issued as well. (August 29, 2017)

Firefighters are battling a 2,500-acre fire about 25 miles northeast of Oroville in the small town of Forbestown in Butte County.

Immediate evacuation orders have been issued for Lumpkin Road from Forbestown Road to the community of Feather Falls, in addition to all of Ponderosa Way and Lumpkin Road from Lake View Terrace to Feather Falls Fire Station 51, according to Cal Fire officials. 

Evacuation warnings have been issued from Lumpkin Road from The Enterprise Bridge to Lake View Terrace, according to Cal Fire officials.

The fire, which is 0 percent contained, is located near Ponderosa Way and Lumpkin Road.

Butte County sheriff's deputies are working to establish a shelter for those impacted by the fire.

This is a developing story.

© 2017 KXTV-TV


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