Fire crews stop forward progress of Evita Fire, evacuation warning downgraded – Action News Now

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 2:14 am

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The forward progress of the Evita Fire has been stopped and is 100% contained, CAL FIRE Butte County says. The fire was over 17 acres.

CAL FIRE said the fire burned three outbuildings. All threatened homes were saved.

The Butte County Sheriffs Office lifted theevacuationwarning for Eastern Palermo Zone 891 at 4:31 p.m. on Wednesday.

This warning included Wyandotte Creek, east to Railbridge Road and Crestmont Avenue, Mackintosh Avenue and south to south of Nora Way. The warning was issued at 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday.

CAL FIRE Butte County says the fire was located at Railbridge Road and Evita Way.

Crews had dozers, aircraft, crews and engines at the scene. CAL FIRE told Action News Now an additional aircraft out of Sacramento was requested but was sent back shortly after the request.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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