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Containment Increases On North Complex Despite New Evacuations

The North Complex of fires in Plumas and Butte Counties have forced new evacuations, including for the Town of Paradise. Late Sunday night the Butte County Sheriff’s Office sent the evacuation warnings for Paradise, and the areas of Stirling City, Magalia, and Clark Road from the Paradise town limits south to Highway 70, east to Lake Oroville to include Pentz Road from the Paradise town limits south to Highway 70. Mandatory evacuations were issued for the areas of Pulga, Concow, Big Bend, and Yankee Hill. 2,342 residential and commercial structures have been destroyed and 109 damaged, mostly in Berry Creek, Feather Falls and other communities northeast of Lake Oroville. There have been 15 confirmed fatalities and 2 injuries. The 309,000 acre complex is 76% contained.