August 12, 2020

Nelson Fire in Oroville

From Action News:

UPDATE: 3 p.m. Wednesday – The Nelson Fire is now estimated at 95-acres and 50% contained off of Nelson Rd. and 16th St. near Thermalito, according to Cal Fire crews.

Four homes have been destroyed, at least three of the houses that burned are on Mountain Vista Drive, according to Cal Fire. As of 2 p.m., Cal Fire crews said forward spread has been stopped.


Butte County Sheriff’s Office said evacuation orders are in place for:

  • 20th Street to 16th Street
  • Nelson Ave. to Tehama Ave.

More Info:


The Red Cross is opening a temporary evacuation point at the Nelson Ball Field, 2280 5th St. in Oroville. The temporary site is staffed with Red Cross volunteers providing snacks, water and blankets. PPE and screening equipment are on site.

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