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Evacuation Order for South Pines Zone Lifted

Posted on December 5, 2018

On Wednesday 12/05/2018 beginning at 10:00 AM, the evacuation orders in the following zones will be lifted 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 10:00 AM on 12/06/2018, general access will be allowed beginning 12/06/2018, 10:00 AM. 


South Pines Zone–

The South Pines Zone evacuation order will be lifted. All roads and areas inside of South Pines Zone will be open to residents only for 24 hours beginning 12/05/2018 at 10:00 AM until 12/06/2018 at 10:00 AM.  ONLY residents in the South Pines Zone will be able to access their properties from Pentz Rd.  Pentz Rd will open to the public and non-residents on 12/06/2018 at 10:00 AM.  All other Magalia Zones will need to access their properties by using Skyway Rd from Butte Meadows until 12/06/2018 at 10:00 AM.


Paradise Zones 3, 8 and 14—

Paradise Police Department will also be lifting the evacuation orders for Paradise zones 3, 8 and 14 for residents during these same time frames. See Paradise PD and Town of Paradise media outlets for additional information.

B-Line Buses are open to all Magalia residents, refer to B-Line website http://www.blinetransit.com/

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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