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Thompson Fire evacuation map shows vulnerable areas in California

An updated Thompson Fire map shows where in California evacuation orders remain in effect and where restrictions have been lifted.

The fire that broke out in Butte Country on Tuesday morning forced thousands of Californians to flee their homes.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) continues to inform the public about areas subject to shelter-in-place orders, warnings, or directives.

A CAL FIRE map showing areas subject to orders, warnings, or instructions to remain in safe areas.

COLD FIRE

Numbers of parcels for which evacuation orders or warnings have been lifted:

  • BUT-ONE-727 & 726
  • BUT-CHE-531
  • ABER-ORO-958, 964, 965
  • ABER-OSE-804, 805, 806A, 811, 816, 817, 818, 828, 829, 819, 820, 802
  • ABER-OSE-806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 801

Property numbers for which evacuation warnings remain in effect:

  • ABER-KR-700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 712, 713, 714, 715
  • BUT-CHE-532, 536A, 533A (north of Yadira Lane)
  • ABER-HUR-851
  • BUT-ONE-730, 730A (Rusty Dusty Rd, Palmero Dr, Pinenut Way, Plumas Dr south of Pinenut Way)
  • BUT-ONE-731A (Lakeland Blvd and adjacent streets)
  • BUT-KR-711, 716, 716A (south of Ward Blvd and Plumas Dr and adjacent streets)
  • ABER-ORO-953, 954, 959, 960

Plot numbers for which evacuation orders still apply:

  • UT-CHE-533, 534, 535, 536
  • ABER-ONE-731

The following parks are still closed today:

  • Overflow ramp and day use area
  • Day use area Burma
  • All sections of the Brad Freeman Trail and the Dan Beebe Trail
CAL FIRE photo of the fire
A photo released by CAL FIRE showing a helicopter battling the fire. According to CAL FIRE, the fire is now 29 percent contained.

COLD FIRE

In its latest update at 9:52 p.m. Thursday evening, CAL FIRE said the fire had burned 3,789 acres.

At this point, the fire was 29 percent contained after 2,219 people, 13 helicopters, 242 fire engines, 47 bulldozers, 52 water vehicles and a 39-person crew were tasked with battling the fire.

According to CAL FIRE's latest damage and destruction report, at least two people were injured and more than 17 buildings were damaged.

On Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Butte County, saying the state was “using all available resources to fight this fire and will continue to support the affected communities.”

“As we move into some of the most difficult months of the wildfire season, the state is better prepared than ever to protect at-risk communities with new tools, technologies and resources,” he added.

The wildfire started amid an intense heat wave currently affecting California, which has left shrub vegetation in the area incredibly dry. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

At a press conference Tuesday, Garrett Sjolund, Cal Fire's Butte County Fire Chief, said, “The conditions in our county this summer are very different than the last two summers.”

“The fuels are very dense, the undergrowth is dry and as you will see, any wind out there will drive the fire forward quickly.”

The heat will stay with us for a few more days, and this weekend temperatures in Oroville will reach as high as 115°F.

Record temperatures are expected across the state in the coming days, and heat advisories are in effect for much of the state, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).