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    BERRY CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Two years before a deadly fire leveled Berry Creek, the community was selected to receive an $836,000 state grant for pruning vegetation and clearing fuel from potential fire spots. But the forest management project was never completed because of red tape, said local officials, who now wonder whether clearing the...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — Officials in Butte County reported another fatality from the North Complex Fire Monday. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced the remains of one additional person have been recovered from the Bear Fire, also known as the North Complex West Zone Fire, bringing the total death toll to 15. Honea said two...
    OROVILLE — Within hours of President Donald Trump’s arrival Monday at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento for a briefing with state and local leaders on wildfires burning across the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom turned around and headed north to Butte County for the second time in four days. The meeting came after Newsom expressed...
    While searching an area devastated by a wildfire in Northern California, authorities discovered something unexpected in the rubble: A puppy. They gave the little survivor a fitting name: Trooper.  "These last several days have been hard on our entire county and we thought we would share a positive story today," wrote the Butte County Sheriff's...
    OROVILLE (CBS13) – A man arrested in Glenn County is accused of threatening to kill organizers of a Bear Fire fundraiser held in Oroville, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said. A Butte County resident who was organizing a luncheon at the Lakeside Market in Oroville contacted the sheriff’s office Saturday after being threatened by the...
    BERRY CREEK, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Search and rescue crews have found a puppy amid the rubble of a property destroyed by the Bear Fire – the deadliest wildfire in California this year. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the puppy was covered in soot when it was found hiding Friday in what appears to be...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS Sacramento) — Police officers from Lincoln in Placer County helped haul a 350-pound bear the length of a football field, saving it from the flames of the Bear Fire in Butte County. Injured bear in Butte County. (Photo courtesy Lincoln Police Dept via Facebook) “We were flagged down by a fish and wildlife...
    BERRY CREEK, Calif. —  The turn in the wind was expected. The U.S. Forest Service and CalFire on Tuesday morning braced for 45-mph gusts across the large Bear fire that had been crawling through the Plumas National Forest — dry and cool air coming from the northeast, so the fire would fan back on itself,...
    OROVILLE (CBS13) – The death toll is rising in the Bear Fire. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says 10 people are dead and 16 people are still unaccounted for,  as the frantic search for the missing continues in Butte County. Berry Creek, a town of just 525 people, now has almost every structure burned to...
    BUTTE CO., Calif. -- The North Complex West Zone, one of several wildfires that make up the North Complex, practically exploded in size this week, creating a terrifying situation for Butte County residents.RELATED: Evacuees describe racing for safety as Bear Fire explodes in size in Butte CountyGov. Gavin Newsom gave perhaps his most impassioned plea...
    BUTTE CO., Calif. -- The North Complex West Zone, one of several wildfires that make up the North Complex, practically exploded in size this week, creating a terrifying situation for Butte County residents.Gov. Gavin Newsom is touring the fire damage and holding a press conference with an update on the situation at noon Friday. Check...
    The first named victim of a devastating California wildfire that has so far killed 10 has been identified as a 16-year-old student who was 'supposed to leave with his brother' but couldn't escape the flames.  Josiah Williams, 16, died in the North Complex fire that ripped through the community of Berry Creek in Butte County,...
    BUTTE CO., Calif. -- The North Complex West Zone, one of several wildfires that make up the North Complex, practically exploded in size this week, creating a terrifying situation for Butte County residents.Gov. Gavin Newsom is touring the fire damage and holding a press conference with an update on the situation at noon Friday. Check...
    BERRY CREEK, Calif. —  Frank Martinez considers himself a veteran of California wildfires, both as refugee and responder, feeding fire crews and survivors and running when flames hit too close to home. “We’ve done this before,” Martinez said Thursday morning, sitting with his breathing machine inside a friend’s restaurant. After fleeing from the Bear fire...
    OROVILLE —Firefighters defended structures and worked to push back flames near Oroville throughout Thursday, as the North Complex West Zone Fire — which has now claimed a known total of 10 lives — grew without containment. According to a Cal Fire-Butte County briefing at 6 p.m. Thursday, the fire in Butte County has burned  65,295...
    PARADISE (CBS13) — The wildfire that destroyed Berry Creek also forced the town of Paradise to issue its first evacuation warning since the Camp Fire. Diane Mullin and her family are rebuilding their burned down Paradise home. They decided to evacuate after seeing the flames getting closer and closer. “It was very unnerving,” Mullin said....
    The now-named North Complex fire in Butte County is already the deadliest this year in California Butte firefighters see a fire tower rise before them. Photo: JOSH EDELSON / . / . Forest fire North Complex in Butte County in Northern California on Thursday became the deadliest...
            by Terence Chea and Brian Melley  OROVILLE, California (AP) — A Northern California wildfire threatened thousands of homes Thursday after winds whipped it into a monster that incinerated houses in a small mountain community and killed at least three people. Several other people have been critically burned and hundreds, if...
    BUTTE CO., Calif. -- The North Complex West Zone, one of several wildfires that make up the North Complex, practically exploded in size this week, creating a terrifying situation for Butte County residents.CALFIRE previously referred to the blaze as the Bear Fire, then announced the name change Thursday morning.RELATED: Evacuees describe racing for safety as...
    CHICO (CBS SF) — Authorities in Butte County announced Thursday evening that seven more fatalities have been confirmed in connection with the Bear Fire in Butte County, which has been renamed the North Complex West Zone Fire. The seven new bodies found by detectives and deputies in connection with the fire brings the total number...
    BUTTE COUNTY – Authorities on Thursday reported seven additional deaths in the West Zone of the North Complex Fire burning in Butte County, bringing the total to 10. The deaths were announced by Butte County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Derek Bell at a news conference. Bell did not disclose where the victims were found. “We are...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the Bear Fire, an extension of the North Complex Fire that started the Plumas National Forest: 6:38 p.m.  Officials reported seven more fatalities in the North Complex West Zone Fire, bringing the total number of deaths to 10. According to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, 26 people remain...
    In Butte County, where wildfires have killed at least three people, officials issued an emergency measure Thursday allowing restaurants to temporarily reopen for indoor dining. “We are responding to what we feel is an emergency situation in our county due not only to the wildfire evacuees but also due to the air quality,” Butte County...
    When Laura Cootsona woke up on Wednesday morning and learned that the North Complex fire was ravaging Butte County, she immediately thought about the horrors of the Camp fire. Outside, the sky was as dark as night and ash was raining from the sky — the same way it was two years ago when thousands...
    BUTTE CO., Calif. -- The North Complex West Zone, one of several wildfires that make up the North Complex, practically exploded in size this week, creating a terrifying situation for Butte County residents.CALFIRE previously referred to the blaze as the Bear Fire, then announced the name change Thursday morning.RELATED: Evacuees describe racing for safety as...
    Authorities in Northern California's Butte County on Thursday were looking for at least 12 people missing in a fire after three people were found dead in connection with the blaze on Wednesday, CBS SF Bay Area reports.  The communities of Paradise and Concow, which were devastated by the devastating Camp Fire in 2018, are again...
    BUTTE CO., Calif. -- The Bear Fire, one of several wildfires that make up the North Complex, practically exploded in size this week, creating a terrifying situation for Butte County residents.RELATED: Evacuees describe racing for safety as Bear Fire explodes in size in Butte County"The extreme rate of spread on #ClaremontFire/#BearFire right now is reminiscent...
    CHICO (CBS SF) — Authorities in Butte County Thursday were looking for at least 12 people missing in the Bear Fire after three people were found dead in connection with the fire Wednesday. The communities of Paradise and Concow, devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire, are once again being threatened by the Bear Fire, part...
    CHICO (CBS SF) — Authorities in Butte County Thursday were looking for at least 12 people missing in the Bear Fire after three people were found dead in connection with the fire Wednesday. Communities devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire, the worst wildfire in California history, are once again being threatened by the Bear Fire,...
    SACRAMENTO —  Less than two years after the most destructive fire in California history tore through Paradise, the same region was under siege from a second monster firestorm that quickly grew to more than 250,000 acres, sweeping through mountain hamlets and killing at least three people. On Wednesday night, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea once...
    PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the North Complex and Bear wildfires burning in the Plumas National Forest: 6:31 p.m.  Three people have died in the Bear Fire, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said during a virtual briefing Wednesday evening. The sheriff said two of the victims were found in the same location while...
    PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the North Complex and Bear wildfires burning in the Plumas National Forest: 11:45 a.m. Butte County authorities have issued an Evacuation Warning for the town of Paradise due to the Bear Fire. Officials stress that there is no fire currently reported in the town, or in the Concow...
    PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the North Complex wildfire burning in the Plumas National Forest: 9:28 a.m. Fanned by heavy wind, firefighters say the North Complex Fire exploded in size on Tuesday and into Wednesday. The US Forest Service says, at some points, the fire spread at a rate of 1,000 acres every...
    BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- New evacuation orders have been issued in areas near the town of Oroville, after the Bear Fire exploded in size overnight.High winds fanned flames and sent sparks flying, bringing the fire to a size of nearly 58,000 acres.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track...
    OROVILLE — The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has issued immediate evacuation orders for several areas due to the Bear Fire. Areas under evacuation order include: Cherokee Road at Highway 70, south to Thompson Flat Cemetery Road and all areas east to Lake Oroville, the communities of Kelly Ridge and Copley Acres, the area east of...
    PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the wildfire burning in the Plumas National Forest that has prompted evacuations: 5:55 a.m. More mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for the Bear Fire. Per the Butte County Sheriff, the following areas are now under immediate evacuation orders: Cherokee Road at Highway 70, south to Thompson Flat...
    PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the wildfire burning in the Plumas National Forest that has prompted evacuations: 11 p.m. Evacuation orders have been expanded to the Kelly Ridge and Copley Acres communities, the Butte County Sheriff said. In a tweet, the sheriff’s office said all previous evacuation warnings have become orders. Additionally, Highway...
    The deadly Camp Fire that roared through Paradise and other Butte County communities in Northern California was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), state officials announced Wednesday. The blaze killed 85, destroyed 18,804 structures and charred 153,336 acres, CBS San Francisco reports. The wildfire — the...
    Firefighters worked Monday to battle several fires in Butte County, Calif. The largest of them, called the Potters fire, is burning north of Oroville and was more than 100 acres as of about 1:30 p.m., the Butte County Fire Department said. Another fire, north of the community of Centerville, was 75 acres. The Butte...
    By JENNIFER BROWN, The Colorado Sun DENVER (AP) — They really are watching you. From their cars and trucks, parked in the lots of King Soopers, Whole Foods and the corner store, they are staring out their vehicle windows as you shop. But these guys — volunteers from the public health department — are only...
    BERRY CREEK (CBS13) – A dispute over a property line in Berry Creek resulted in two people dead from gunshot wounds, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday. A caller reported the shooting to authorities just after 2 p.m. on Thursday. Investigators said Berry Creek resident Scott Haliburton, 40, was located by responding deputies...
    OROVILLE (CBS13) — Authorities say they are monitoring a large coronavirus outbreak at the Butte County Jail. The sheriff’s office announced on Monday that a total of 71 inmates at the jail have tested positive. No staff members at the jail have yet tested positive. Almost all of the inmates who have tested positive either...