Oroville Mercury-Register

Palermo fire detroys one outbuildin­g, damages one storage container

- By Kimberly Morales Enterprise-Record

PALERMO » The cause of a vegetation fire that burned off of Railbridge Road and Evita Way in Palermo is being investigat­ed after destroying one outbuildin­g, a storage container and threatenin­g several structures on Sunday, according to a CAL FIRE and Butte County Fire Department press release prepared by Fire Captain Jacob Gilliam.

The incident was reported at 10:36 a.m. and was 100% contained by 3:30 p.m., said Giliam.

Strong winds grew the fire to 10.5 acres, however firefighte­rs, CAL FIRE and Butte County firefighte­rs arrived at the scene quickly and deployed hose lines, two additional fire engines and a dozer towards the threatened structures, said the release.

In total, 19 total personnel were assigned to the incident and no fatalities were reported.

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