The Latest (Saturday, May 8)
The Gunnison Fire that burned north of Chico is 100% contained.
Cal Fire says air and ground crews worked together to limit the fire to grassland areas and kept it from spreading beyond the containment area.
Fire officials say no homes were destroyed or damaged by the fire.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Gunnison Fire according to Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Residents can return to their homes.
The fire has reached 549.78 acres and 60% contained.
The Gunnison Fire burning off of Mujar and Meridian roads northwest of Chico is at 350 acres and 20% contained.
At 3:10 p.m., the Butte County Sheriff’s Office expanded an immediate evacuation order due to the Gunnison Fire burning north of Chico.
The evacuation order is for all residents living on Munjar Road and all roads off Munjar Road.
At 3:27 p.m., Cal Fire crews say the fire has burned 200 acres among very windy conditions.
Original story below.
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Cal Fire officials in Butte County are working to put out a vegetation fire north of Chico Saturday afternoon.
Cal Fire officials announced at 2:08 p.m. that the fire is burning off Meridian Road and has destroyed about 70 acres.
Fire crews say they are making good progress on containing the blaze.
This story is developing. Check back for updates.