Some Paradise residents allowed to return home after Camp Fire

  • Source: KCRA 3
  • Published: 12/05/2018 08:03 AM

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is allowing some residents of Paradise to return home after the Camp Fire nearly destroyed the community. The Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that evacuation orders will be lifted for some neighborhoods in Paradise. Authorities noted, however, that areas where evacuation orders are being lifted may have "very limited services." Residents were encouraged to bring food, water and fuel for vehicles and were asked to not use generators to power buildings because of potential back-feeding of electrical lines. Residents were also warned they should not move back into homes until hazardous waste and ash are cleared away. There are increased risks for flash flooding, mud flows and debris flows in fire-impacted areas, the Sheriff's Office said. The Camp Fire, which sparked Nov. 8, destroyed about 14,000 homes and killed at least 85 people. Eleven people are still listed as unaccounted for, officials said.


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