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Town of Paradise Evacuation Orders Lifted for Zones 3, 8 and 14

Posted on December 5, 2018

As of 10:00 a.m. on 12/5/18, the evacuation orders in the following zones located within the Town of Paradise will be lifted to residents and property owners. Access for the first 24 hours, after the evacuation orders are lifted, will be restricted to only residents and property owners. Residents will be required to show identification or proof of residency to access these areas. The restrictions for non-residents will be lifted the following day 12/6/18 at 10:00 AM.

The zones scheduled for repopulation on 12/5/18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Town of Paradise are as follows:

Zone 3 – Pentz Road south of the intersection of Pentz Road/Skyway to the intersection of Pentz Road/Bille Road and all of the associated peripheral roadways feeding off this northern section of Pentz Road.  

Zone 8 – Pentz Road south of the Pentz Road/Bille Road intersection to the Pentz Road/Pearson Road intersection and all of the associated peripheral roadways feeding off this central section of Pentz Road.

 Zone 14 – Pentz Road south of the intersection of Pentz Road/Pearson Road to the southern town limits just south of Malibu Drive. 

 Residential and commercial properties along the Pentz Road corridor in zones 3, 8, and 14 may be identified through the Town of Paradise website.

We encourage Paradise residents with homes and businesses along the Pentz Road corridor who are planning to enter the area after the evacuation order is lifted on 12/5/18 at 10:00 a.m. to be mindful of the following information.

  • 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, mudflows 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/

We ask that Town of Paradise property owners be mindful of which evacuation orders have been lifted by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Town of Paradise Police Department. If the evacuation order for your neighborhood has been lifted for re-entry, please review the health and safety information available at buttecountyrecovers.org/re-entry.

If your property is still under an active evacuation order, please wait to re-enter until an announcement regarding your evacuation zone is made. Any changes to zones under evacuation will be shared via:

We want to assure residents that the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Paradise Police Department, in conjunction with multiple agencies, as well as utility providers, are working as quickly as possible so that you may be granted access to your property. We understand your urgency to return home and appreciate your patience as we work through this complex process.


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