California is on fire, and the situation is slipping out of control. State of emergency has already been declared in Butte County. Governor Jerry Brown confirmed that the massive 5,000 acre wildfire is active and unpredictable.
Governor Brown came up with the declaration on Sunday, and the California National Guard is already mobilized to help everyone in need. The natural disaster may easily turn into the biggest catastrophe that has ever happened in the region.
The wildfire is already affecting the infrastructure, and officials have closed major highways and roads.
The governor ordered the evacuation of 4,000 people in Bangor and Oroville, and 7,400 other people are advised to leave their homes. According to Cal Fire, the fire threatens more than 5,400 structures.
Latest reports confirm that four people were severely injured in the fire, but Cal Fire claims six Californians got serious injuries. The fire destroyed at least 10 structures, and damaged 5 other structures, including homes.
The mandatory evacuation applies to the region of Oro Bangor Highway from Swedes Flat Road to Avocado Road. The Church of the Nazarene, at 2238 Monte Vista Avenue in Oroville is set up to be the primary evacuation center. The Old County Hospital on Del Oro Avenue in Oroville is turned into a shelter for small animals. The large animal shelter is set up at Camelot on Clark Road in Butte Valley.
Evacuation orders are pending for the area west of miners Ranch Road from the intersection of Highway 162 to Oro-Bangor Highway. It applies to the area around Oaks Mobile Home Park, Mt. Ida Road, Skyline Boulevard and Oakvale Avenue. Officials have already announced the evacuation of the area south of Highway 162 from the intersection of Miners Ranch Road to Oakvale Avenue, the area east of Oakvale Avenue, north and south from the intersection of Highway 162 and Forbestown Road to Black Bart Road, the area east of Miners Ranch Road and Highway 162 and Oro Bangor Highway to Swedes Flat Road, and the area west of Robinson Mill from Forbestown road to La Porte Road.
What do you think about this wildfire? Do you think Governor Brown is doing his best to save the situation?