North Complex Fire, West Zone (formerly Bear Fire):

The North Complex wildfires are still burning in eastern Butte County. An evacuation point is in place at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St., Gridley. Animal shelters are set up at Camelot Equestrian Park (for large animals), at 1985 Clark Road, Paradise; and Old County Hospital (for small animals), at 2279 Del Oro and Mono, Ste. E, Oroville (confirm availability via the animal shelter hotline: 895-0000).

● For Butte County fire information, call 538-7826.
● For sheltering assistance, call 552-6150 or email
● For info on relief services, dial 211 or visit Help Central.
● For info on evacuation status visit Butte County Sheriff’s page (or check out the map)

Click on the following links for info on:
Incident updates (also here)
Damaged/destroyed structures
Smoke forecast
● Registering as Safe and Well
Claiming missing pets
Returning home after a fire

General Butte County/Nor Cal wildfire links:

Wildfire incident updates w/maps:
Cal Fire: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection current fire info.
Inciweb: An interagency information system for most non-Cal Fire wildfires in the state.

Butte County wildfire and evacuation updates:
Butte County Sheriff
Code RED: Enrollment for community alerts for Butte County.
Butte County Sheriff Facebook page
Butte County Sheriff Twitter
Cal Fire/Butte County Facebook
Cal Fire Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Twitter
Butte Wx Spotter Facebook page: A very active, informative and popular Facebook account run by local Skywarn Spotters that covers local weather and fires.

Satellite wildfire maps:
Firemappers: National Alliance for Public Safety GIS’s wildfire early notification map.
FIRMS: NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System.
Worldview: Satellite imagery using NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Satellite animations of weather and smoke over Pacific Northwest.
California Fire Weather: National Weather Service’s interagency effort to provide fire-weather forecasts/watches and red-flag warnings.
National Weather Service: Sacramento forecast office’s weather updates for Northern California. Computer projections of weather patterns (wind, ocean currents, etc.)

Wildfire cameras:
ALERT Wildfire: Live feeds from fire cameras across the western states.

Wildfire analysis:
The Twitter page of Chico pyrogeographer Zeke Lunder and the Facebook page of his wildfire consulting company, Deer Creek Resources, offer plainspoken expert analysis.

Air quality:
Wildland and Fire Smoke: Current smoke outlook map.
AirNow: Centralized interagency system with maps featuring hourly air quality index (AQI) updates.
Purple Air: Crowdsourced real-time AQI readings from private sensors.
Fire and Smoke Map: EPA and USFS map of both AirNow and Purple Air AQI readings.

Relief services:
Butte-Glenn 211: Phone line and website with community-resource database that links to health and human services for residents of Butte and Glenn counties.
Wildlife Relief and Recovery Fund: A fund managed by North Valley Community Foundation to provide emergency relief and support to North State communities affected by wildfires.

● Assemble a go-bag: Build a Kit
● General preparedness: Ready for Wildfire