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    All evacuation warnings have been lowered in Butte County and evacuation orders have been reduced in Tehama County. In an announcement made Monday, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office stated all county evacuation warnings in effect were being lowered. The areas formerly under warning in Butte County included Butte Meadows at Humboldt Road and Thatcher Ridge, up to Cherry Hill campgrounds...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS SF) — Busy Cal Fire crews have stopped the forward spread of yet another vegetation fire in Butte County Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. The Cal Fire Butte County Unit Twitter account posted about the five-acre fire burning near Heritage Road in Kelly Ridge at around 12:50 p.m. READ MORE: Feds: Contra Costa Woman Pleads Guilty To...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — An Oroville man has been arrested for starting a fire in Thermalito in Butte County last month. Anthony Trent Walker, 39, was booked into Butte County Jail this week on felony charges, including arson during a declared state of emergency and causing a fire that caused an injury. READ MORE: Helicopter Carrying Multiple People Crashes Near...
    The Dixie fire burning in Butte and Plumas counties notched another milestone Tuesday as it surpassed 200,000 acres, making it the 14th largest wildfire in California’s recorded history. Fire officials have struggled to gain a footing on the monstrous blaze, which is only 23% contained. More than 16,000 residents have been displaced by the fire, and at least 31 structures...
    REDDING, Calif. -- Talk about right place, right time.Paramedics from Oakland assigned to the Dixie Fire saved a boy's life at their hotel. LIFESAVING ENCOUNTER: A group of first responders assigned to #DixieFire staying at a Redding Hotel heard an anguished mother’s screams. They jumped into action, preventing a tragedy with quick-thinking actions. Theyre grateful they were in the right...
    REDDING, Calif. (KGO) -- Talk about right place, right time.Paramedics from the East Bay assigned to the Dixie Fire saved a boy's life at their hotel. LIFESAVING ENCOUNTER: A group of first responders assigned to #DixieFire staying at a Redding Hotel heard an anguished mother’s screams. They jumped into action, preventing a tragedy with quick-thinking actions. Theyre grateful they were...
    CHICO, Butte County  (CBS SF) — Pacific Gas and Electric officials on Wednesday announced a multi-year effort to bury power lines in areas of California where the wildfire risk is the highest. During a press conference in Butte County Wednesday morning, PG&E said the initiative would involve burying 10,000 miles of power lines during a ten-year period. It would represent...
    OROVILLE — Butte County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives responded to a shooting Dec. 25, 2017 in the 2900 block of Clark Road in Oroville. Deputies located a deceased man who was identified as Salvador Fuentes, 27, of Oroville. It was determined that Fuentes was killed from a gunshot wound. Detectives identified Johnny Cabrera, 34, of Chico as a suspect....
    A vegetation fire ignited in Butte County on Tuesday and spurred an almost immediate mandatory evacuation order for nearby residents. The fire, dubbed the Fourteenth fire, ignited just after noon near Grand Avenue and 14th Street in the community of Thermalito, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. By 12:15 p.m., officials had issued urgent orders telling residents to...
    BUTTE COUNTY (KGO) -- A fire near the Camp Fire burn scar in Butte County has grown to more than 9,800 acres.CalFire says the rugged terrain is making it difficult for its crews to reach the flames.RELATED: Track wildfires across Bay Area, other parts of California with this interactive mapThe wildfire, called the Dixie Fire, is now 12% contained. That's...
    PARADISE (CBS13) – The Dixie Fire is exploding in Butte County just miles away from the town of Paradise, which was devastated by the Camp Fire in 2018. Camp Fire survivors said they still get anxious when nearby wildfires ignite. READ MORE: Judge Denies Prosecutors Attempt To Add Rape Charges In Kristin Smart Case “Camp Fire, so many of us...
    As crews continue battling the River fire near Yosemite National Park and the Sugar fire in Plumas County, yet another wildfire has broken out in California. The Dixie fire in Butte County ignited around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Feather River Canyon area above the Cresta Dam, according to John Gaddie, a fire captain with the California Department of Forestry...
    FOREST RANCH, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A Butte County man who dated a woman whose remains were found in a remote area northeast of Chico four years after she vanished was arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities announced Wednesday. Dustin Kimball, 47, of Magalia, was arrested Tuesday after detectives stopped his car in Chico, according to a statement from the Butte...
    OROVILLE — Nearly two months had passed without COVID-19 claiming another life in Butte County, but on Monday, Butte County Public Health announced a county resident between 20 and 29 years old recently died due to complications from the virus. The young adult resident is one of 187 people in Butte County to perish after contracting the virus, and the...
    OROVILLE, Calif. — A tree trimmer in rural Northern California has been charged in throat-slashing serial killings that left three people dead, prosecutors announced this week. Ryan Scott Blinston, 37, of the small city of Oroville, was charged Wednesday with murder, attempted murder and arson. The charges included special sentencing allegations that Blinston used a deadly weapon, attacked an elderly...
    OROVILLE (AP/CBS13) – A tree trimmer in rural Northern California has been charged in throat-slashing serial killings that left three people dead, prosecutors announced Thursday. Ryan Scott Blinston, 37,  of Oroville, was charged on Wednesday with murder, attempted murder and arson. The charges included special sentencing allegations that Blinston used a deadly weapon, attacked an elderly victim and committed multiple...
    CHICO (CBS Sacramento) — A wildfire in Butte County has forced mandatory evacuations in a rural area north of Chico on Saturday. The blaze, dubbed the Gunnison Fire, was reported at 3 p.m. at about 100 acres and zero percent containment, Cal Fire said. READ MORE: Cruz Reynoso, First Latino California Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 90 Evacuation orders are...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento man will stand trial for an alleged drunk driving crash that killed his kids and brother-in-law. Colby Brookman, 28, is facing charges of felony DUI and manslaughter. READ MORE: There Needs To Be More: Sacramento City Leaders To Decide On Extension Of Alley Closures To Curb Crime The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Brookman was...
    The remains of a teenage girl who was reported missing nearly four months ago were found this week in a remote area of Siskiyou County, authorities said. A hiker on March 28 reported seeing a body off the side of a road near U.S. Route 97 and Juniper Terrace, about eight miles northeast of the city of Weed, the Siskiyou...
    SISKIYOU COUNTY (CBS13) – The body of a woman who went missing in Oakland in January was located in Siskiyou County this week, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted in the investigation. The sheriff’s office said it used, in cooperation with the Oakland Police Department and Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, its rapid DNA machine Friday to positively...
    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A former Butte County judge was publicly reprimanded Thursday for being harsh and rude to parents, social workers and attorneys in her courtroom during dependency hearings in 2019 and 2020. Judge Barbara L. Roberts, who retired from the Butte County Superior Court in October after 22 years on the bench, also yelled at court staff and...
    OROVILLE — An inmate who escaped Monday from a Northern California jail is back in custody, authorities said. Michael Berry, 29, escaped from the Butte County Jail in Oroville while deputies were conducting a check of inmates in the minimum security dorm of the jail, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. In this undated photo provided by...
    Just when you thought the elections were over in Butte County, here come another 529 ballots. An official sealed ballot box on the campus of Chico State was found to have been overlooked in the election, and as a result, the 529 ballots were not included in the certified totals of Nov. 30, according to a news release sent by...
    BERRY CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- One of the co-founders of a beloved camp for children with cancer got his first look at the devastation of the camp caused by the massive North Complex wildfires in September.John Bell invited ABC7's Cheryl Jennings and photographer Cathy Cavey to take an exclusive private tour of the site was soon as it was safe...
    MAGALIA (CBS13) – One person died after a mobile home caught fire in Butte County on Friday night, Cal Fire announced. According to Cal Fire, a double-wide mobile home caught fire shortly before 10 p.m. along Wood Drive in Magalia, which is just north of Paradise and northeast of Chico. Here are photos from the scene. magalia fire...
    GRIDLEY — Five people who were killed in a 10-vehicle pileup early Saturday morning on Highway 99 have been identified by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Inderpal Rajput, 61, of Live Oak; Noah Anderson-Burdick, 18, of Yuba City; Camille Bent, 20, of Sierra Madre; Kira Jumper, 19, of Redding; and John Wegner, of Redding were killed in the crash that...
    PARADISE (CBS13) – Two Butte County women were charged with making fraudulent statements in an application for FEMA benefits in connection to the deadly Camp Fire in 2018, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced on Thursday. Authorities said Cynthia Seeley, 66, and Kristen Canapary, 53, each submitted a fraudulent claim seeking disaster assistance. Seeley allegedly claimed she rented a home...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Two Butte County women are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly lying about losing their homes in the 2018 Camp Fire in order to receive disaster relief. Cynthia Seely, 66, and Kristen Canapary, 53, are each charged with making false statements in applications for FEMA benefits in connection with the fire, according to U.S. Attorney for...
    OROVILLE (CBS13) – Detectives arrested three men in connection to the murders of two Florida men whose bodies were found east of Oroville in Forbestown, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday. Michael Griff, 21, Austin Hogan, 21, and Kyle Smith, 24, were booked into the Butte County Jail, each on two counts of first-degree murder in connection to...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) – Dramatic video released by the California Highway Patrol showed a rescue of four injured U.S. National Guard members inside the firelines in Butte County this weekend. The crew had been assisting in battling the Bear Fire when they suddenly couldn’t get out on their own. A camera captured the view from a CHP helicopter over the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — With Red Flag weather conditions gripping much of Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric officials began rolling out their preventive power outages early Sunday in Butte, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama counties. The first de-energization phase began early Sunday morning and impacted approximate 15,000 customers. The second phase was expected to begin Sunday afternoon and will...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — Officials in Butte County reported another fatality from the North Complex Fire Monday. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced the remains of one additional person have been recovered from the Bear Fire, also known as the North Complex West Zone Fire, bringing the total death toll to 15. Honea said two people are still missing, as...
    OROVILLE (CBS13) – A man arrested in Glenn County is accused of threatening to kill organizers of a Bear Fire fundraiser held in Oroville, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said. A Butte County resident who was organizing a luncheon at the Lakeside Market in Oroville contacted the sheriff’s office Saturday after being threatened by the suspect on Facebook, authorities said....
    SACRAMENTO (CBS Sacramento) — Police officers from Lincoln in Placer County helped haul a 350-pound bear the length of a football field, saving it from the flames of the Bear Fire in Butte County. Injured bear in Butte County. (Photo courtesy Lincoln Police Dept via Facebook) “We were flagged down by a fish and wildlife warden who asked us if...
    BUTTE CO., Calif. -- The North Complex West Zone, one of several wildfires that make up the North Complex, practically exploded in size this week, creating a terrifying situation for Butte County residents.RELATED: Evacuees describe racing for safety as Bear Fire explodes in size in Butte CountyGov. Gavin Newsom gave perhaps his most impassioned plea for people to recognize and...
    The now-named North Complex fire in Butte County is already the deadliest this year in California Butte firefighters see a fire tower rise before them. Photo: JOSH EDELSON / . / . Forest fire North Complex in Butte County in Northern California on Thursday became the deadliest of the year in the...
    BUTTE CO., Calif. -- The North Complex West Zone, one of several wildfires that make up the North Complex, practically exploded in size this week, creating a terrifying situation for Butte County residents.CALFIRE previously referred to the blaze as the Bear Fire, then announced the name change Thursday morning.RELATED: Evacuees describe racing for safety as Bear Fire explodes in size...
    CHICO (CBS SF) — Authorities 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. The seven new bodies found by detectives and deputies in connection with the fire brings the total number of fatalities to ten, a...
    BUTTE COUNTY – Authorities on Thursday reported seven additional deaths in the West Zone of the North Complex Fire burning in Butte County, bringing the total to 10. The deaths were announced by Butte County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Derek Bell at a news conference. Bell did not disclose where the victims were found. “We are still investigating the circumstances of...
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the Bear Fire, an extension of the North Complex Fire that started the Plumas National Forest: 6:38 p.m.  Officials reported seven more fatalities in the North Complex West Zone Fire, bringing the total number of deaths to 10. According to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, 26 people remain unaccounted for out of the...
    CHICO (CBS SF) — Authorities in Butte County Thursday were looking for at least 12 people missing in the Bear Fire after three people were found dead in connection with the fire Wednesday. The communities of Paradise and Concow, devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire, are once again being threatened by the Bear Fire, part of the North Complex fires...
    CHICO (CBS SF) — Authorities in Butte County Thursday were looking for at least 12 people missing in the Bear Fire after three people were found dead in connection with the fire Wednesday. Communities devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire, the worst wildfire in California history, are once again being threatened by the Bear Fire, part of the North Complex...
    PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the North Complex and Bear wildfires burning in the Plumas National Forest: 6:31 p.m.  Three people have died in the Bear Fire, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said during a virtual briefing Wednesday evening. The sheriff said two of the victims were found in the same location while the third was found in...
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