North Complex Fire kicks back up, threatening Paradise

Yuba County Office of Emergency Services reported Monday morning, “After consulting with Cal Fire regarding the Yuba County side of the North Complex Fire, ALL evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted in Yuba County to include the communities of Rackerby, Brownsville, Challenge, Forbestown, Strawberry Valley, Clipper Mills, and Woodleaf.”

Check the Cal Fire Twitter feed for evacuation updates.

Sept. 28, 9:15 a.m. The North Complex Fire burning since mid-August east of Chico kicked back up overnight amid windy conditions, jumping containment lines and triggering new evacuations.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday issued a mandatory evacuation order Sunday for the areas of Pulga, Concow, Big Bend and Yankee Hill.

The town of Paradise, which was devoured by flames in the Camp Fire two years ago, is under an evacuation warning.

The warning is in effect for Stirling City, Magalia and Clark Road from the Paradise town limits south to Highway 70, east to Lake Oroville to include Pentz Road from the Paradise town limits south to Highway 70.

Burning across Plumas and Butte counties near Lake Oroville, the North Complex was 306,135 acres and 78% contained as of Sunday night, according to Cal Fire. The fire has claimed 15 lives and destroyed 2,342 structures. Cal Fire posted a map with the structures burned: Find it here.

High winds picked up Sunday and fanned flames overnight into Monday morning, spurring the nearly contained fire to grow. Winds are expected to subside Monday afternoon but high temperatures will hamper firefighting efforts through the week.

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