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North Complex West Zone

The North Complex West Zone (formerly, Bear Fire) is an ongoing fire situation in the eastern side of Butte County. Find resources and updates here.

North Complex West Zone - Bear Fire

Resources and Updates

Update: Sep. 24, 8:30 a.m.

On Tues. 9/8/20 the North Complex fire entered Butte County driven by extreme winds, dry fuels, and steep terrain. According to CalFire, the fire remains very active and requests that we remain vigilant.

You can access CAL FIRES update here.

Weather and Air Quality

Due to the fires burning along the West Coast the air quality can be very unhealthy. You can check the air quality by zip code here: https://www.airnow.gov/

This is a large and active fire. If you have plans to visit Butte County, please confirm your travel route and plans before traveling here.

Lodging Availability

Lodging availability throughout the county is currently severely impacted and limited, and we contacting the properties regularly for updates. Check our list for an overview of Butte County lodging and their available rooms.

Butte County Restaurants

A curated list of restaurants offering outdoor and to-go dining options is available here. [updated 9/25/20]

Update: Effective 8pm Fri., Sept 11, all indoor dining will be ceased per the Dept. of Public Health.

Thu., Sept. 10

Due to the poor air quality in Butte County, the Butte County Public Health department has issued an emergency measure allowing for temporary indoor restaurant operations.

Restaurants in jurisdictions that allow for the temporary openings have to follow specific COVID-19 mitigation measures. Once the air quality improves, all restaurants will have to resume outdoor-only operations per state guidelines.


FButte County has a list of evacuation orders, warnings, temporary shelter, and animal shelter option information available on their website: http://www.buttecounty.net/. The information is on the home page, scroll down to "2020 North Complex Fire". Butte County's website is a trusted source for information.

To speak with somebody via phone: Fire Information Line is 530-538-7826.

Public Information

Local Assistance Center (LAC)

  • For residents needing a place to connect with the resources need to recover and rebuild
  • Located at the Feather River Parks and Recreation Gymnastics Academy, 1875 Feather River Blvd.
  • Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm & Sat. 10am-4pm

Follow these social media accounts for the most up-to-date information:





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