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The Cherokee Fire is quickly increasing in size. The blaze started Sunday in the area of Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane in the Cherokee area. Cal Fire is reporting the the blaze at 1,000 acres --- however other local news sources are reporting 4,000 acres. The fire is now 10 percent contained. Cal Fire Butte County is reporting that some structures have been burned.
From Cal Fire:
Evacuation orders issued for Red Tape Rd. West to the Sand Mine. Table Mountain. Ranch east of Table Mountain Rd. Table Mountain Blvd from the Cottonwood Rd. to Hwy 70, Table Mountain Ranch & Coal Canyon & Roads off of those streets.
Evacuation Warnings: East side of Cherokee Rd. from Red Tape Rd. to Derrick Rd. All of Coal Canyon Rd. Nelson Ave. from the bridge over the Forebay west to Wilbur Rd.