Yesterday, the area of Bangor in Butte County received an evacuation warning from the Sunrise Fire, which was quickly contained in the afternoon. Today, a much larger threat has arrived in the exact same area, with the Avacado Fire growing to 75 acres and prompting more evacuation warnings in Bangor.
The Butte County Sheriff has issued an evacuation warning for all of Avacado Road from Oro-Bangor Highway to Dunstone Drive, and all of Orange Road in Bangor. The evacuations, which are similar to the orders from yesterday’s Sunrise Fire, are recommended for people with disabilities or large animals.
The fire currently sits at 75 acres with 10 percent containment, growing quickly due to the bustling winds. Air support and engines are at the scene currently trying to contain the flames.
We will continue to update this situation as information is made available. Currently, there are differences online between the spelling of the name of the fire. Different officials have spelled it “Avocado” while others have spelled in “Avacado.” There is a road spelled “Avacado” in Bangor, which is most likely the correct spelling.