Chico – On Thursday, September 10, 2020 a CAL FIRE hand crew bus was destroyed by fire while battling the North Complex, West Zone. The crew was working in the area east of Forbestown Road, one of the very active areas of the fire. Due to changes in weather patterns and the dry fuel conditions the fire quickly progressed to area of the road where the crew bus was located. Even though the crew bus was destroyed, the crew was able to continue with their assignment on the fire.
There were no injuries. The incident is currently under review and there will be no further information at this time.
CAL FIRE is committed to providing the public with regular incident updates and information. During past incidents, Butte County residents have demonstrated kindness and compassion through strong community networks. Residents are encouraged to continue the same level of support for their neighbors that they have in the past.