Butte County ranch fire prompts evacuations, sheriff’s office says

(FOX40.COM) – The Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order for the Concow 511 area Wednesday due to a 20-acre fire in the area.

Around 9:30 p.m., the evacuation order was changed to an evacuation warning by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, meaning the area is only open to residents.

The affected area was between Big Bend, around the northern part of Lake Oroville, according to the sheriff’s office, specifically Big Bend Road, between Surcease Mind Road and Newsome Ranch Road, south of Lumberjack Lane, and Newsome Ranch Road, south of Big Ben Road. Concow.

Other areas included were Maple Springs Road, Powtan Trail, Bunker Hill Mine, Surcease Mine, Newsome Ranch, Pine Meadow Road and Timber Cove Way.

Cal Fire said the fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and was approximately 20 acres in size. As of 9:20 p.m., the fire was 10% contained, the agency said.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The evacuation order was initially posted on social media around 8:45 p.m.