70 near Lower Concow, Hwy. After seeing a nearby home burning on social media, she fears hers is likely lost as well. Thick, heavy smoke is seen Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 at Whispering Pines Chapel in Berry Creek, California after the Bear Fire struck the area. Flames lick above vehicles on Highway 162 as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Morning briefing for the #BearFire. Crews will remain on scene for about another hour. (AP Photo/Noah Berger), Flames consume a home and car as the Bear Fire burns through the Berry Creek area of Butte County, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. A smoky, orange hue caused by the Bear Fire is seen over Lake Oroville, California on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2020. Butte County officials announced that an evacuation point had been established at the Nelson Softball Complex for those who had to leave their homes. Fire behavior is expected to moderate as winds decrease Wednesday. The 61-year-old Berry Creek resident said her property is surrounded by the Plumas National Forest, so she practiced preemptive fire safety on her half-acre plot and mobile home. Update: At 4:45 p.m., Oroville police lifted the warning. It began to rapidly spread fueled by strong winds. (AP Photo/Noah Berger), Embers fly across a roadway as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. A law enforcement officer watches flames launch into the air as fire continues to spread at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus discuss on 'Hannity. To report an emergency call 911. The fire was burning near Nelson Avenue and 16th Street in Oroville. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order in the area of 20th Street to 12th Street and from Nelson Avenue to Tehama Avenue in the Oroville area as the fire burned Wednesday afternoon. It’s just the time of year that you need to be vigilant and ready to go.”. The incident command center for the North Complex Fire is operating with an extra hurdle after power was shut off to the center. The fire is burning along the east side of South Table Mountain and on both sides of the Feather River northeast of Oroville. Creek Fire updates: Containment grows; when can firefighters declare victory? Thick, heavy smoke is seen Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 at Whispering Pines Chapel in Berry Creek, California after the Bear Fire struck the area. Boats at Lake Oroville, California are barely visible on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 because a thick, smoky, orange hue caused by the Bear Fire. “I just feel so bad for the people over here,” Blaylock said. Reach her at aalonzo@gannett.com or (775) 741-8588. Please consider subscribing to support local news like this. #NelsonFire [update] Forward progress is stopped. A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for Yuba County due to the threat from the growing North Complex Fire. A smoky, orange hue caused by the Bear Fire is seen on Interstate 5 in California on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2020. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. (AP Photo/Noah Berger). Earlier that day, she left to get gas when she got wind that there might be an evacuation on the way, but by the time she tried to return to grab her things and Siberian husky Nori, the roadway back to her home was blocked off. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Red Cross workers are searching nearby counties for hotel rooms for evacuees. Yuba County: Dobbins Alcouffee Center, 9185 Marysville Rd., Oregon House; Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave., Yuba City. 70 at Garden Dr. to Lower Honcut Rd., from Lower Honcut Road east to Bangor and everything east to the immediate evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Noah Berger), A hand crew works to save a home as the Bear Fire burns through the Berry Creek area of Butte County, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. pic.twitter.com/ygCGj0RIaR. “The people here who were evacuated would’ve had moments, minutes at the most, to grab something, get in their cars and leave,” he said. Ninety families have been accommodated in shelters and 140 families are waiting to be sheltered. The moon looks red because of the smoke from the Bear Fire burning near Oroville, California on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Surrounding Oroville On the southern edge of the Bear Fire, flames were seen near Stringtown and Hurleton roads in Oroville around 2:30 p.m. Once units hit the ground around 8 a.m. updates … The fire is part of the lightning-sparked North Complex.