The Orion

Fire in Butte County leads to evacuations

Photo courtesy of Butte County Sheriff's Office

Christian Solis

August 31, 2017

A fire in Ponderosa started Tuesday afternoon, growing to cover 2,500 acres. The fire, nine-miles northeast of Oroville, is zero percent contained and expected to expand further north, according to Cal Fire. 25 damaged, destroyed homes have been reported. Cal Fire has arrested 29-ye...

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