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Humboldt Fire

I was heading down to Chico on June 10th and decided to go down Centerville Road.
It's an alternate route that I regularly take to avoid driving through Paradise. As
I headed down I noticed a huge plume of smoke and stopped several places to take
photos. As I drove farther things started to get a little scary, but I wasn't in a dangerous
position so I continued. The fire grew to over 23,500 acres and spread from
Highway 32 in the north to Butte College in the south. The route I took on
the 10th is still closed. I don't know what the damage is but at this time, 74 homes
have been lost in Paradise and surrounding areas.
From upper Centerville Rd looking towards Chico
From upper Centerville Rd looking towards Chico
From upper Centerville Rd looking towards Chico
From upper Centerville Rd looking towards Chico
Smoke on the canyon rim
Smoke on the canyon rim
Smoke on the canyon rim
Smoke on the canyon rim
In Butte Canyon looking up at the fire
In Butte Canyon looking up at the fire
In Butte Canyon looking up at the fire
In Butte Canyon looking up at the fire
In Butte Canyon looking up at the fire
In Butte Canyon looking up at the fire
Honeyrun at Skyway looking back at the fire
Honeyrun at Skyway looking back at the fire
Clark Rd looking east
Clark Rd looking east
The 11th, Hwy 99 looking east, trying to get home
The 11th, Hwy 99 looking east, trying to get home