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Wall Fire grows to 2,000 acres, evacuations still in effect

Cal Fire dumps fire retardant on Wall Fire in Butte County

The 2,000-acre Wall Fire in Butte County was 2 percent contained with more than 300 people evacuated as of Saturday afternoon.
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The 2,000-acre Wall Fire in Butte County was 2 percent contained with more than 300 people evacuated as of Saturday afternoon.

The Wall Fire in Butte County remains at about 2,000 acres as of 2:50 p.m. Saturday, according to the Cal Fire incident report.

The wildfire on Chinese Wall Road, five miles north of Bangor, has destroyed 10 homes and inflicted minor injuries on five civilians and one crew member, according to Cal Fire.

According to CalFire, the fire is only 2 percent contained, and evacuations are in effect for:

  • Hurleton Swedes Flat Road from Grand Oak to Swedes Flat and all connecting roads.
  • Black Bart Road and all connecting roads, now under an immediate evacuation order.
  • Forbestown Road from Hurleton Road to Old Forbestown Road and all connecting roads are under an evacuation warning.
  • North side of Swedes Flat Road from Chinese Wall Road to Oro Bangor Highway are now an evacuation order.
  • Oro Bangor Highway from Jan Dar Road to Avacado Road and all connecting roads are under an evacuation warning.
  • An additional evacuation warning on Foothill Boulevard from Dunstone Drive to Miners Ranch Road.

The fire started just before 3 p.m. Friday and burned about 1,000 acres by 6:50 p.m. that day, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s incident page.

There’s also another wildfire in Winters, which started on Thursday afternoon, is up to 2,035 acres and 65 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

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