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Swedes Fire

  • Butte County
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  • Started: Aug 16, 2013
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  • Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 1:00 AM
Containment

100%

Acres Burned

2,462

No new updates for this fire. 2462 acres have burned, and the fire has been 100% contained. The cause is currently under investigation

I WANT TO KNOW

Do people near this fire need to evacuate?

YES
Evacuation orders have been issued. Learn more

Have any road closures been announced?

NO
No nearby roads are closed at this time.

Additional Details

EVACUATIONS

8/19/13 6pm All evacuations have been lifted.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

n/a

CAUSE

Under Investigation

INJURIES

5

STRUCTURES THREATENED

n/a

STRUCTURES DESTROYED

1 residential structure, 1 garage, 6 outbuildings and multiple vehicles

CONDITIONS

Firefighters are continuing to strengthen existing containment lines and mop up hot spots within the fire area. Islands of unburned vegetation within the fire perimeter will be burning over the next few days and smoke from such may drift and settle in the valley areas. We ask that the citizens living in the areas affected by the fire be aware of the fire resources still working in the area and to drive safely. Be aware that fire suppression repair crews will be working in the area over the next few days. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect throughout the day for dry lightning storms that have moved into the area.

DATA SOURCE

CalFire GeoMAC

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

CAL FIRE Butte Unit

COOPERATING AGENCIES

United States Forest Service, Oroville Fire Department, El Medio Fire Department, Chico Fire Department, Butte County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Land Management, South Feather Water and Power, Red Cross, North Valley Animal Rescue Group.

PHONE NUMBERS

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