Evacuation warnings have been expanded as the Swedes fire near Oroville continues to burn. Cal Fire says because the fire is dynamic, evacuation orders and warnings can change quickly. Residents are advised to be prepared:
"EVACUATION WARNING ISSUED: Butte County – Warning Evacuations are being issued for Forbestown Road from Lumpkin Road to Old Olive Highway and for all portions of Hurleton Road. All of Hurleton Road, Hurles Circle, Mackey Court, Mather Lane, Hershel Lane, Roosa Way, Romelt Lane, Angel Way, Nice Place, Finlayson Court, Stringtown Road, Diamond Bar Court, Gold View Court, Gloriana Road, Harry Lane, Old Post Drive, Kim Drive, Mountain Oak Road, Empire Point Drive, Lothrop Lane, Maidu Run, Dancing Wind Drive, Summer View Drive, Rebel Lane, Elams Ranch Road, Wicks Way, Lakeview Ridge Road.
Evacuation Orders -Chinese Wall Road, Swedes Flat Road from Chinese Wall Road to Oro Bangor Highway, Fox Lane, Romo Road, Nichols Ranch Road, Spring Creek Road, Cole Lane, Cornett Lane, Mission Crest Drive, Rutherford Lane and the east side of Oro Bangor Highway from Swedes Flat to Mission Crest. All of Hurleton Swedes Flat and all roads that run off it between Swedes Flat and ForbestownRd. Swedes Flat Road from Turkey Creek to Hurlton Swedes Flat Road, Deer Valley Road, Cedarwood Ddrive, Stoney Oak Loop, Stoney Oak Blvd., Gold Mountain Road, Olive Gaston Booth Road, Olive Obert Drive. An Evacuation Order requires the immediate movement of people out of an affected area due to imminent threat to life.
Evacuation Warnings - All residents that are not covered by the Order above within the boundary of Miners Ranch Road from Oro Bangor Highway to Oroville Quincy Highway (Hwy 162), Oroville Quincy Highway to Forbestown Road, Hurleton Swedes Flat Road to Swedes Flat Road. An Evacuation Warning alerts people in an affected area of potential threat to life and property."
Current Situation: Crews continue to strengthen existing containment lines and build additional containment lines. Shifting and erratic winds and steep and difficult terrain remain a challenge. All evacuation warnings and orders remain in effect.
Evacuation Center: Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville
The North Valley Animal Disaster Group has been activated for assistance with animal evacuations. For assistance with animals contact 530-895-0000.
Small Animals – dogs, cats, birds, and self contained rodents: 2279 Del Oro Avenue, Oroville (Old County Hospital)
Large animals and small livestock – sheep, goats, pigs, horses, llamas, and mules: 1985 Clark Road, Butte Valley (Camelot)
(530) 538-7826 (Public Fire Information Line )