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Butte County California "Camp" fire Response

Most of our Gallery photos for the CAMP fire were donated by professional photograper Howard George. Take a look at these excellent pictures. Visit Howard at his website.

July 12, 2008, 2:15pm PDT

All but 300+ homes in the Paradise area have been released from manditory evacuation and residents are returning to their homes. These residents are currently picking up animals from the Chico shelter and it is expected that all of them will be going home by the end of this weekend. Oroville shelters animals from Concow and up-county and those areas remain on manditory evacuation. Current count at Oroville is steady at 276 animals. As Chico winds down, Noah's Wish volunteers will demobilize that location and move over to the Oroville shelter to join their co-workers there. It is expected that our operations will continue until at least Wednesday.

Noah's Wish personnel have done a terrific job on these numerous Butte County fires under difficult conditions.

All of us, and especially the animals, thank them for a job well done.


A wind shift yesterday caused the fires to jump lines protecting the communities of Concow and Paradise and surrounding areas. At this time 49,000 acres have burned, 50 structures destroyed and 8,000 evacuated to Oroville and Chico.

Two small-animal shelters are in operation with NW personnel in both. One shelter is at capacity with 200 animals and the other has 70 dogs and 94 cats this morning. The Chico shelter is operating with only four people, 24/7 two of which are Noah's Wish volunteers. Any available Noah's Wish volunteers in these regions are requested to contact their Region Coordinator. No date has been established for estimated control of these fires which have been burning for weeks.

July 8, 2008 10:00pm PDT- Noah's Wish volunteers are once again on the way to Butte County to help manage the emergency shelter in Oroville. Precautionary evacuation orders that were lifted just last week have become mandatory within the past few hours. The stubborn fire jumped fire lines early this morning and roared back to life with a vengence.

The fire is moving on two fronts, towards both the Concow and Paradise areas and additional evacuations may be ordered for residents on the east side of the town of Paradise. Currently there are several thousand evacuees, crowding local shelter and pushing the capacity of the animal shelter to its limits. At this time there are 91 dogs and 62 cats at the high school shelter, a secondary animal shelter is being opened in Chico to care for the overflow.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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