- Posted October 5, 2013 by
Summit Fire Brings Familiar but Unwelcome Sight for Palermo Residents
Winds up to 13 miles per hour pushed the fire along, causing it to grow quickly. By 8:00 p.m. the fire had grown to 310 acres with four structures lost, according to CalFire.
Multiple agencies responded quickly to fight the fire including 21 engines, 2 air tankers, 1 helicopter, 6 water tenders, and 4 dozers. A total of 259 personnel were assigned to the fire as of 8:30 p.m.
Residents were upset and stressed, as evacuations were initiated. Grubbs road is closed to all traffic, and many residents are having to leave their homes including those in the areas of Summit Road, lower portion of District Center Drive, Tres Ninos Way, Fortune Way, Grubbs Road between Crosacountre Road and Tealbrook Drive, Crosacountre Road, Tealbrook Drive, Dustin Lane, She-Yo Lane, Resevoir Road between Grubbs Road and Lois Avenue, Lois Avenue from Montana Avenue to the Dead end, Montana Avenue, Partners Lane, and Putman Ave.
Evacuees can go to the Oroville Church of the Nazarene, located at 2238 Monte Vista Avenue. Animal evacuations are not being allowed at this time.
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