Apache Fire: Evacuation orders issued for Butte County grass fire

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Evacuation orders were issued as a fire, now called the Apache Fire, rapidly spread in Butte County on Monday evening.The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the evacuation order was issued for a number of zones in Palermo. Find a map of the latest evacuation orders here.An evacuation shelter was set up for residents at the Oroville Nazarene Church located at 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville, CA. Del Oro Small Animal Shelter is accepting animals until 11 p.m. at 156 Mono Avenue, Oroville, CA.The large animal shelter is accepting animals until 11 p.m. at Camelot, located at 1985 Clark Road, Oroville, CA. During an evacuation order, there is an immediate threat to livelihood. It’s mandatory to evacuate in this case.The Apache Fire began around 7:21 p.m. in the area of Crestmont Avenue and Apache Hill Road in the community of Palermo, according to Cal Fire. As of 10:20 p.m. the fire had spread to more than 650 acres with two additional spot fires roughly 50 acres combined. That’s up from 465 acres around 9:14 p.m.The fire has 0% containment, officials said. Containment is measured in percentages to describe a break or line where combustible material around the fire has been achieved, helping prevent the fire from spreading further.See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

Evacuation orders were issued as a fire, now called the Apache Fire, rapidly spread in Butte County on Monday evening.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the evacuation order was issued for a number of zones in Palermo. Find a map of the latest evacuation orders here.

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An evacuation shelter was set up for residents at the Oroville Nazarene Church located at 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville, CA.

Del Oro Small Animal Shelter is accepting animals until 11 p.m. at 156 Mono Avenue, Oroville, CA.

The large animal shelter is accepting animals until 11 p.m. at Camelot, located at 1985 Clark Road, Oroville, CA.

During an evacuation order, there is an immediate threat to livelihood. It’s mandatory to evacuate in this case.

The Apache Fire began around 7:21 p.m. in the area of Crestmont Avenue and Apache Hill Road in the community of Palermo, according to Cal Fire.

As of 10:20 p.m. the fire had spread to more than 650 acres with two additional spot fires roughly 50 acres combined. That’s up from 465 acres around 9:14 p.m.

The fire has 0% containment, officials said. Containment is measured in percentages to describe a break or line where combustible material around the fire has been achieved, helping prevent the fire from spreading further.

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.