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 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.
- 211northcomplexfire.org for information and emerging relief resources
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:
Health & Safety
- Disaster Distress Helpline
- Call 1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor or visit DisasterDistress.samhsa.gov
- The helpline is Toll-free, multilingual, confidential, and available to all residents in the United States and its territories
- Get current air quality information
- Make a Survival Flash Drive in case of future emergencies
- Stay safe as you return to your home with tips from CalFire