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Butte County officials issue warning about suspicious mail

OROVILLE, Calif. — Butte County officials issued a warning Monday surrounding suspicious mail that has been circulating in the county. The sender claims that the mail is from a "local records office," according to the Butte County Clerk-Recorder. The clerk's office says that the mail in question is not affiliated...
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Butte County, CAKSBW.com

Dixie Fire merges with nearby Fly Fire, Cal Fire says

Cal Fire is asking residents to evacuate if near the Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas counties, saying they might not be able to rescue people who choose to stay home. As of Sunday, the Dixie Fire had burned 190,625 acres and is 21% contained, according to Cal Fire. More than 4,000 personnel are assigned to the fire.
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San Mateo County, CASan Mateo Daily Journal

While the county slept

On the 24th of this month a contingent of selfless San Mateo County law enforcement and EMS personnel departed the San Mateo County Fairgrounds at 3:30 a.m.; their destination was the Dixie Fire in Butte County. Their task was to relieve the contingent of San Mateo County Law Enforcement and EMS personnel already on scene. These selfless personnel did not ask “what are the dangers or hazards” of this assignment? Their primary concern was to offer whatever assistance/service necessary to assist the victims of the fire and the personnel fighting the fire.
Butte County, CAcrimevoice.com

JOINT INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN MURDER ARREST

Originally published as a Butte County press release – “Oroville, CA – On December 25, 2017, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies and detectives responded to a shooting in the 2900 block of Clark Road, Oroville. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased male who was identified as Salvador Fuentes, age 27, of Oroville.
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Butte County, CAactionnewsnow.com

Drug overdose deaths on the rise in Butte County

OROVILLE, Calif. - Drug overdose deaths are increasing in Butte County. The new commander of the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF), Michael O’Brien revealed the data this week, seeing alarming numbers with methamphetamine and fentanyl. The number of overdose deaths in Butte County is similar to trends across the...
Chico, CAChico Enterprise-Record

Woman arrested on alleged felony DUI charge

Chico police arrested an alleged drunk driver early Sunday morning on felony charges. According to Chico Police, at about 12:51 a.m. Sunday dispatch had received reports of a possible intoxicated driver in downtown Chico that said the driver had nearly struck two separate vehicles head-on in the roadway. Police say...
Tehama County, CARed Bluff Daily News

Dixie Fire evacuation order issued in Tehama County

RED BLUFF — The Tehama County Sheriff’s Department Friday evening issued an evacuation order for portions of eastern Tehama County due to the Dixie Fire. The Dixie Fire in Butte County continues to move in the direction of Tehama County, according to an update issued around 5 p.m. Friday. This has prompted the sheriff to issue evacuation orders for State Route 32, east to the Butte County line and SR 36E at SR 32, south to the Butte County line and east to the Plumas County line.
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Lassen County, CALassen County News

Sheriff’s office notice informs residents of wildfire evacuation process

The Dixie Fire — which has burned more than 197,000 acres and has reached 22 percent containment Monday — spurred an evacuation warning yesterday in what’s believed to be an non populated area of Lassen County south of Mountain Meadows Reservoir, and it has yet to burn into the county, officials said, but the local sheriff’s office is taking the opportunity to update residents on the wildfire evacuation process.
Oroville, CAactionnewsnow.com

CAL FIRE stops forward progress of Windfall Fire

OROVILLE, Calif. - CAL FIRE Butte Unit said it stopped the forward progress of the Windfall Fire in Oroville. The fire is about one to two acres. Crews will be on scene for mop-up. This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air...
Butte County, CAParadise Post

Dixie Fire resources stop Neal Road Fire at 15 acres

PARADISE — Thanks in large part to resources staged in Chico for the Dixie Fire, Cal Fire-Butte County firefighters were able to quickly contain an estimated 15-acre vegetation fire along Neal Road on Thursday afternoon. The fire which broke out Thursday afternoon quickly threatened homes along Neal Road, the same...