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Concow B Evacuation Order Reduced to Warning

Posted on December 4, 2018


On, Tuesday 12/04/2018 beginning at 9:00 AM, the evacuation order in the following zone in the Concow area will be reduced to a warning for residents only for 24 hours. Residents will need to show identification or proof of residency to access these areas. The restrictions for non-residents will be lifted at 9:00 AM on 12/05/2018, general access will be allowed beginning 12/05/2018, 9:00 AM.

Concow B Zone-
The Concow B Zone evacuation order will be reduced to a warning. All roads and areas inside of Concow B Zone will be open to residents only for 24 hours from 12/04/2018 at 9:00 AM to 12/05/2018 at 9:00 AM. Residents can access their properties in the Concow B Zone by Highway 70 and Concow Rd.

All residents are encouraged to check the on-line CalFire interactive fire map at https://tinyurl.com/campfireevacs to see if their residence falls within the lifted areas and view all evacuation statuses.

Residents need to be aware that the areas being lifted may have very limited services. Prior to returning home, residents are encouraged to take steps to ensure they have food, water, and fuel for their vehicles. Residents are advised not to use generators to power buildings or structures due to potential back feeding of electrical lines.

Fire and utilities personnel are still actively working in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution, traffic delays are to be expected. The cancellation of additional evacuation orders is being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior, weather and other life safety hazards.

The Butte County Health Officer has issued a hazard advisory strongly suggesting no habitation of destroyed property until property is declared clear of hazardous waste and structural ash and debris by Butte County Environmental Health. Additionally, there are increased risks for flash flooding, mud flows and debris flows in fire-impacted areas and snow in higher elevations. Residents are advised to review information at the following link, prior to visiting their property: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/re-entry/ 

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