Three people are dead and at least a dozen people are missing in the Bear Fire sweeping across Butte County. County officials announced that two people were found dead in one location and a third person was found in another. Crews are working to locate at least 12 missing people. The blaze has burned roughly 254-thousand acres and erupted Tuesday. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed or damaged and thousands more are threatened.
In Yuba County the Willow Fire has destroyed 14 residences and 16 outbuildings, with hundreds more threatened.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department has lifted all mandatory evacuations in Loma Rica, southwest of Marysville Road to Fruitland Road. All other evacuation orders however, remain in effect.