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Fire south of Oroville destroys one home, chars 20 acres

By Colin Steiner,
Published On: Oct 09 2013 11:33:14 PM CDT
Fire south of Oroville destroys one home, chars 20 acres

Picture Courtesy: John Lowe, Oroville Mirror

A fire south of Palermo destroyed one home Wednesday evening before crews were able to get it fully contained.

The fire started around 5 p.m. off of Palermo-Honcut Hwy south of Oroville.

A full on attack and quick response by Calfire helped limit the damage.

Sixteen fire engines, four bulldozers, four air tankers, two helicopters and an air attack ship joined in the fight.

The wind whipped blaze charred 20 acres, spreading to the southeast toward Melody Ln before fire crews got a handle on it.

And Calfire says weather conditions definitely helped push the flames.

"It was a rapidly moving grass fire that got into one residential structure, then several vehicles and recreational vehicle," says Calfire's Matt Damon. "When the fire was going it was very windy."

Fire investigators were out along Palermo-Honcut Hwy trying to find where the fire started, but as of yet there is no cause for the blaze.

All evacuation orders have been lifted.