Butte County Newswire

Butte County Newswire

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  1. Rocky Fire: Drought-fueled fire wea ve been dreading burns 60,000 acres and countingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    Bangor: The Swedes Fire burning about three miles north of Bangor has been fully contained, Cal Fire-Butte County announced about 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. The fire, which started about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Swedes Flat Road and Stoney Oaks Boulevard, has burned 400 acres, fire officials have said.

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  2. Fire stopped along Feather River at Highway 70 bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Oroville >> The spread of a fire was stopped Monday evening in the Feather River bottoms hear the Highway 70 bridge in Oroville. The fire reported about 5 p.m. burned about five acres and was attacked by Oroville city and Cal Fire-Butte County firefighters.

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  3. Public meeting set for new Forbestown wildfire safety projectRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    ... said the U.S. Forest Service's planned project is almost a continuation of the previous work implemented by the Butte County Fire Safe Council and several groups, including other fire safe councils. The earlier $386,000 project, funded by the Forest ...

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  4. Palermo school district upgrades to energy saving lightingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    ... PG&E and the CCC to build a project plan. The PUSD board approved it in the summer of 2014. Several schools in Butte County have been retrofitted already, including Chico Country Day School, Chico Unified School District schools, all Oroville Union ...

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  5. Deputies arrest 3 in Concow honey oil lab operationRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    Concow >> Three people were arrested and five children were taken into protective custody at a marijuana refining lab in Concow, Butte County sheriff's deputies said. Detectives with the Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit and the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant July 22 at a property in the 3800 block of Camelot Lane, deputies said.

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  6. Butte County deputies find pot grow near Philbrook Lake, seize 4,500 plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Mercury-Register

    Butte Meadows >> Butte County sheriff's deputies found more than 4,500 marijuana plants Friday at an illegal grow northwest of Philbrook Lake, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement unit and members of the U.S. Forest Service made no arrests at the site where 4,774 plants were found, but it's suspected the operation is related to a marijuana grow site near previously eradicated by deputies July 20 near Coon Creek, deputies said.

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  7. Sheriffs find marijuana grow near PhilbrookRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Paradise Post

    Photo provided by Butte County Sheriffs Deputies say a water line that was buried in the dirt in an effort to avoid detection by hikers. Law enforcement officials from the Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit along with members of the U.S. Forest Service found an illegal marijuana grow northwest of Philbrook Lake on Friday, according to the BCSO.

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  8. Rocky Fire in Lake CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

    ... acres and 85% contained. The Advance Fire in Tulare County is 86 acres and 85% contained. The Swedes Fire in Butte County is 400 acres and 95% contained. If you see breaking news, traffic or weather contact us at the News Hotline at 532-6397. If you ...

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  9. All for young peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chico Enterprise-Record

    At a meeting June 25, Larry Jendro from the Oroville Optimist Club presented a check for $100 to Adham Rivers and Lisa Spiegler from the Boys and Girls Club of Oroville Teen Center. The donation was for the Career Readiness Empowered Workforce program, which provides teens throughout Butte County with hands-on workforce readiness, job mentoring and career development.

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  10. Lightning sparks 8 fires in Butte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Butte County >> Lightning strikes sparked reports of 13 fires beginning around 4 a.m. Sunday in northern and eastern Butte County. Of the 13 reports, eight fires were confirmed, but all were “small in nature,” and burned a total of about 3 acres in remote areas, said Cal Fire-Butte County information officer Mary Ann Aldridge.

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  11. Generator fire in Chico quickly extinguishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Chico firefighter Kristine Gregory extinguishes a generator fire that burned part of a fence, charred the generator and destroyed some debris Saturday, but no one was injured and the fire was put out quickly. Firefighters from Cal Fire-Butte County and the Chico Fire Department put out the flames after the resident of a trailer behind the businesses on the 2200 block of Park Avenue realized there was a fire near the generator while he was working on his pickup.

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  12. Lightning sparks 10 fires in Butte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Butte County >> Lightning strikes have sparked ten fires beginning around 2:20 a.m. today in northern and eastern Butte County. Five of the fires were small and have been extinguished and crews are working on the rest which are in remote areas that do not pose a risk to the communities or structures, according to a news release from Cal Fire-Butte County.

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  13. Biz Bits: Police, businesses continue to meetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Chico Enterprise-Record

    ... information about a local wildfire. This number is active year-round, but normally links to information about Butte County human services and resources. When the county's emergency services are activated by a fire, flood or other disaster, callers ...

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  14. Swedes Fire holds at 400 acres; 80 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Bangor >> The Swedes Fire burning in an area about three miles north of Bangor was 80 percent contained at 400 acres about 4 p.m. Friday, Cal Fire-Butte County officials said. The fire, which started about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Swedes Flat Road and Stoney Oaks Boulevard, rapidly grew after embers from the blaze escaped containment lines, officials have said.

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  15. Evacuees return home after Swedes Fire sweeps throughRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | KRCR

    The Swedes fire, burning north of Bangor in Butte County is covering 400 acres with 80 percent containment as of Friday night. Firefighters have been on the ground for three days now, battling and containing the blaze.

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  16. Three held at gunpoint in false robbery claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Paradise Post

    ... cautious. During high-risk calls, police prefer to have backup, whether it is California Highway Patrol or the Butte County Sheriffs Office, which is why all three officers responded to the call. “There was no hemming or hawing,” ...

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  17. Former Butte County correctional deputy accused of exposing himself to inmates pleads not guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    Defendant Timothy Hill, 27, entered his plea Friday in Butte County Superior Court, where he was arraigned on charges of indecent exposure, sexual activity with a detainee in a detention facility and sexual battery, all misdemeanors, said Kurt Worley, Butte County deputy district attorney. Hill's case is next scheduled to appear before a judge Sept.

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  18. Lake County: Rocky fire 5 percent contained; 3 homes destroyed, 13,500 acres burnedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Marin Independent Journal

    ... to the Rocky fire. Eight airplanes and eight helicopters were aiding ground crews. Swedes fire: The fire in Butte County started shortly before noon Wednesday. Cal Fire reports 400 acres have burned. Containment is at 60 percent. Lowell fire: The ...

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  19. Firefighters keep Swedes Fire a in checka ; evacuation orders liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mercury-Register

    ... and working to stop the fire's forward progress. “Things are holding right now,” said Cal Fire-Butte County Battalion Chief Garrett Needles. “Things are staying in check.” The fire, which has burned 400 acres near Swedes ...

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  20. Several blazes thrust Northern California into fire seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | KSBW-TV

    ... BITING US AGAIN. HERE WE HAVE TINDER CONDITIONS. DAN: THAT WAS MIKE LEUREY REPORTING. ERIN: ANOTHER FIRE IN BUTTE COUNTY NORTH OF BANGOR IS NOW 45% CONTAINED. MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS ARE STILL IN EFFECT A NUMBER OF AREAS. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE ...

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