BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — The Butte County Sheriff's Office lifted some evacuation orders due to the so-called Sandra Fire.
The evacuation orders were lifted for Forbestown Zones 684 and 831. The sheriff's office also lifted an evacuation warning for Hurleton Zone 855 and Forbestown Zone 685.
Cal Fire said the Sandra Fire is in Robinson Mills. According to Cal Fire, the fire is around 40 acres in size and 30% contained.
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For up-to-date information on evacuations and evacuation warnings, view the evacuation map from Butte County below.
Butte County has shelters available at the following locations:
- Old County Hospital (small animal shelter) - 2279 Del Oro in Oroville
- OroNaz Church - 2238 Monte Vista Avenue in Oroville
According to Cal Fire, the 2021 fire season started earlier than previous years, but also ended earlier, as well. January 2021 saw just under 1,200 acres burned from nearly 300 wildfires. Fires picked up in the summer when the Dixie Fire burned in five Northern California counties — Butte, Plumas, Shasta, Lassen and Tehama. The Dixie Fire started on July 13 and wasn't contained until Oct. 25, burning nearly 1 million acres. It has since become the second-largest wildfire in state history and the largest non-complex fire.
Overall, 2.5 million acres were burned in 2021 from 8,835 wildfires. Over 3,600 structures were destroyed and 3 people were killed.
If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.
The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, and supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and knowing your community’s evacuation plans best to prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.
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