North Complex West Zone: 2 Died Trying To Escape Fire In Feather Falls; 2 More Victims Confirmed Among Berry Creek Dead As the flames closed in on Butte County Mountain community of Feather Falls last week, two local residents tried unsuccessfully to outrun the North Complex West Zone fire. They were overwhelmed in their vehicles and are among the 15 who have died in the blaze, authorities said Tuesday evening.
North Complex West Zone: Missing Couple Identified As Fire Victims; New Body Recovered; Death Toll Grows To 15The bodies of a missing Berry Creek couple, who told relatives during frantic call as flames roared through their Butte County mountain community that they would try to escape the fire by sheltering in a nearby pond, were identified Monday, tragically ending their family's hopes that they had survived.
Bear Fire Update: Newsom Blames 'Climate Emergency' For Historic Wildfire Outbreak; Agonizing Vigil For Families Of Yuba County MissingStanding in smoke-filled, burned-out Yuba County park, Gov. Gavin Newsom blamed 'a climate emergency' for the historic outbreak of wildfires across Northern California that have claimed at least 15 lives, destroyed hundreds of homes and laid to waste more than 3 million acres of land.
Bear Fire Update: 7 More Fatalities Confirmed In Butte County, Raising Fire Death Toll To 10Authorities in Butte County announced Thursday evening that seven more fatalities have been confirmed in connection with the Bear Fire in Butte County, which has been renamed the North Complex West Zone Fire.
Bear Fire Update: 3 Confirmed Dead, A Dozen Still Missing In Huge NorCal WildfireAuthorities early Wednesday evening confirmed that three people were dead and a dozen missing in connection with the Bear Fire that exploded in size overnight across three Northern California counties.
Crews Make Progress On Nelson Fire In Oroville; 4 Homes DestroyedCrews in Butte County have stopped the forward spread of a brush fire Wednesday afternoon that destroyed four homes and forced evacuations for part of Oroville, according to authorities.
Explosion at Butte County Home Leads to Oroville Woman's ArrestAuthorities are investigating a suspected bomb-making operation after a man was injured and a woman was arrested following an explosion at a Butte County home.
At-Risk Woman Missing In Sierra For A Week Found Alive Inside SUV Buried In SnowA woman with dementia missing for nearly a week has been found alive inside her SUV after a helicopter crew spotted the vehicle buried in snow.
Woman Arrested For Allegedly Scamming Elderly Victim Who Lost Home In 2018 Camp FireNorthern California authorities have arrested a woman they say scammed $63,100 from a 75-year-old who lost a home in a wildfire last year that killed 85.
Private Jet Aborts Take Off At Oroville Airport; Bursts Into FlamesA private jet aborted a take-off at the Oroville airport Wednesday, bursting into flames after the 10 people aboard were able to escape the wreckage.
Butte County Sheriff Takes To Social Media To Calm Fears Of Oroville Dam FailureButte County officials attempted to quell fears Wednesday, triggered by social media rumors, that the newly rebuilt Oroville Dam was on the brink of a catastrophic collapse.
Funnel Cloud Forms Over Hwy 70 In OrovilleImages of a looming funnel cloud forming over Highway 70 in Oroville surfaced on social media on Wednesday afternoon.
New Spot Fire In Butte County Prompts More Evacuations In CherokeeNew evacuations were ordered in Cherokee, southeast of the town of Paradise, due to a new spot fire that expanded in the late hours of the night.
Officials: Oroville Dam Spillway Will Be Ready For RainCalifornia water officials said Wednesday that the $1.1 billion spillway at the nation's tallest dam will be in full working order if it's needed this winter, nearly two years after it was damaged and thousands were forced to flee.
Partially Rebuilt Oroville Dam Spillway May See Use This WeekOroville Dam operators said Tuesday they may have to release water over a partially rebuilt spillway for the first time since repairs began on the badly damaged structure last summer.