Last modified on Sep 12, 2016
 

Saddle Fire

Saddle Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 12, 2016 2:51 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: September 5, 2016 4:28 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE / Butte County Fire 
County: Butte County  
Location: Off Pentz Rd & Lime Saddle Rd, south of Paradise  
Acres Burned - Containment: 850 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Destroyed:3  
Evacuations: All Evacuations have been lifted.

Evacuation Shelter:Closed

Animal Shelters:Closed

Additional Information:

  • Residents are urged to use caution when traveling in the fire areas. Emergency equipment and personnel will be working throughout the day and night.
  • The North Forebay Recreational area is closed to the public and is being used at the Base Camp for the incident.
  • The Lime Saddle Marina & Campground and the Lake Oroville Boat Ramp at Lime Saddle are now open to the public.
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    Road Closures :Nelson Bar Road at Lunt Road will reopen at 6:00 p.m. tonight (9/7/2016)  
    Injuries: 3  
    Cause: Malfunctioning Vehicle Exhaust System 
    Cooperating Agencies: Butte County Sherrif's Office, CHP, State Parks, CalTrans, NVADG, Butte County Public Works, Town of Paradise Public Works, Paradise P.D. Butte EMS, Butte County Search & Rescue, US Forest Service, BLM, and the California Conservation Corp  
    Total Fire Personnel: 133  
    Total Fire Engines: 3  
    Total Fire crews: 4  
    Total Dozers: 2  
    Total Water Tenders: 2  
    Long/Lat: -121.571/39.6871  
    Conditions: Fire crews will continue to work in the area for several days.

    Residents are urged to use caution when traveling in the fire areas. Emergency equipment and personnel will be working throughout the day and night.

    The Lime Saddle Marina & Campground and the Lake Oroville Boat Ramp at Lime Saddle are now open to the public.  

    Phone Numbers  (530) 521-8265 (Media Line) 
    Phone Numbers  (530) 538-7826 (Fire Information Line) 
    Phone Numbers  (530) 895-0000 (North Valley Animal Disaster Group) 

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