Jandar Butte County Fire: Evacuations, Maps, Updates
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office announced at 8:20 p.m. Monday that all remaining evacuation orders and warnings for parts of the Bangor area are now lifted.
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – All remaining evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted for the Bangor area in Butte County Monday at 8:20 p.m. after a forest fire.
The JanDar Fire broke out on Jan-Dar Road and Oro Bangor Highway in the community of Bangor. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has lifted evacuation orders and warnings for the 920 area of Bangor.
The blaze has burned 15 acres, according to Cal Fire, and is 20% contained as of Monday evening.
An evacuation map from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office is available below.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE WILD FIRE
According to Cal Fire, the 2021 fire season started earlier than previous years, but also ended earlier. In January 2021, just under 1,200 acres burned due to nearly 300 wildfires. The fires resumed in the summer when the Dixie Fire burned in five northern California counties – Butte, Plumas, Shasta, Lassen and Tehama. The Dixie Fire started on July 13 and was not brought under control until October 25, burning nearly a million acres. It has since become the second largest wildfire in state history and the largest non-complex fire.
Overall, 2.5 million acres were burned in 2021 from 8,835 wildfires. Over 3,600 structures were destroyed and 3 people were killed.
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. A defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely clear. At least 100 feet is recommended.
The Department of Homeland Security suggests putting together an emergency kit of important documents, N95 respirator masks, and supplies to take with you if you have to leave at any time. The agency also suggests signing up for local alert system notifications and learning the best about your community’s evacuation plans to prepare you and your family in the event of a wildfire.
Some counties use Nixle Alerts to notify residents of severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or text your postcode to 888777 to start receiving alerts.
Read more: Are you ready for wildfires? Here’s what to do to prepare for fire season.
PG&E customers can also subscribe to alerts by SMS, email or phone call. If you are a PG&E customer, visit the Profile & Alerts section of your account to register.
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