Containment increasing, evacuations being lifted for wildfires in Butte Co.


BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Containment numbers are rising and evacuations are being lifted after three large wildfires burned through parts of Butte County.

According to Butte County officials, the La Porte Fire destroyed 37 homes, four commercial buildings, and 45 outbuildings. The Cherokee Fire destroyed four homes and five outbuildings.

As of Friday morning, the Cherokee Fire, burning north of Oroville, has burned 8,417 acres and is 75 percent contained. The La Porte Fire, burning in the Bangor area, has burned 6,139 acres and is 45 percent contained. The Honey Fire, burning near Paradise, is 150 acres and 80 percent contained.

Evacuation orders for Cherokee Road, part of the Cherokee Fire, have been downgraded to an evacuation warning. All other evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted.

Evacuation orders for the La Porte Fire have been downgraded in Butte County to evacuation warnings. CAL FIRE reports that warnings are still in place for all of La Porte Road, Oro Bangor Highway, and Los Verjeles Road in Butte County.

Low Verjeles Road at the south Honcut Creek Bridge and Darby Road at Vierra Road are still closed.

For The Honey Fire, burning near Paradise, all evacuation warnings and orders have been lifted. Honey Run Road remains closed at Honey View Terrace.

Both lanes the Skyway are now open.