The North Complex fires made a “historic run” into Oroville, California, scorching more than 258,000 acres by Sunday, September 13, according to fire officials.
The North Complex, a series of fires sparked by lightning nearly a month ago, have been impacting Plumas and Butte counties, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). Officials said the fires have burned 258,802 acres and were 26 percent contained as of Sunday morning.
ALERTWildfire said this timelapse footage, filmed from Lexington Hill in Plumas County, shows the wildfire moving into Oroville in Butte County. ALERTWildfire is a consortium run by three universities that aims to alert firefighters and the public to wildfires.
ALERTWildfire said the “terrifying” video shows “the new extreme” of fire activity. Various wildfires have burned more than three million acres throughout California this season, Cal Fire said. Credit: ALERTWildfire via Storyful