Fires Erupt in Butte, Glenn, Tehama, and Colusa Counties

CalFire says a power line that fell in Butte County sparked a 60 acre blaze Sunday. The Oregon Fire burned off Oregon Gulch Road on the west side of Lake Oroville and was contained yesterday. CalFire says it used airtankers, helicopters, engines, water tenders, and a dozer to battle the blaze.

Crews have contained a pair of weekend fires in Glenn and Tehama counties. CalFire says the Butte Fire southwest of Corning burned 140 acres. The Thunder Fire in Glenn County west of Willows burned more than 160 acres. Both blazes began Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, crews continue to battle multiple fires in Colusa County. At last report, CalFire says five fires known as the Sites Fire, have burned 2500 acres since Sunday around Sites Lodoga Road west of Maxwell. And the Mill Fire burning in the Mendocino National Forest west of Stonyford has scorched 1200 acres, with approximately 25 structures threatened, including campgrounds. The Forest Service says evacuations are in place for the Fouts Springs Off-Highway Vehicle Area , as well as in the Happy Valley area. The Forest Service says there’s no estimated time of containment and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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