‘Very fast, very scary’: Olivehurst neighborhood fire under investigation in Yuba County

SAY THEY ARE JUST DEVASTED TO SEE WHAT THIS FIRE DID TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD EARLIER TODAY. YOU NOTE THAT THE FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL. HERE JUST FROM THE BACKSIDE OF THE STREET. IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET THEM OUT AS IT IS VERY DARK AT THIS TIME BUT THEY PASS BY WITH FLASHLIGHTS STILL INVESTIGATING TRYING TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED BUT THE NEIGHBORS WHO LIVE ALONG THIS STREET HAVE US SAYS TWO THINGS TODAY HOW QUICKLY THIS FIRE MOVED AND JUST AS VENTILATED IT IS HERE TODAY. WELL CURRENT TO GET A PIPE AND ALERT HIS NEIGHBORS RICARDO CONTRERAS STARTED FILMING WHEN I CAME IN FRONT OF THE NEIGHBORS WAS RECEIVING ALL THE OTHER NEIGHBORS. SO EVERYONE CAME AS A TEAM AND WAS ABLE TO EXIT EVERYONE TO SAFETY AND A GOOD DISTANCE. HIS HOUSE STILL STAND AFTER THE FIRE DEVASTATED OTHERS ON HIS STREET ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. WELL, THIS IS MY HOME. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE ON 11TH AVENUE IN OLIVEHURST IN YUBA COUNTY OTHER HOMES. WE ARE NOT SPARE YOU KNOW THANK GOD I STILL HAVE MY HOME I FEEL FOR OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRE AND PG&E BUILDING THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR HOURS WHILE THOSE AT PROXIMITY TRY TO GATHER EXACTLY. WHAT HAPPENED. I TOOK MY BABIES AND WENT OUT. MY MOTHER STARTED PACKING WHAT SHE COULD AND IT WAS VERY FAST. VERY QUICKLY. VERY SCARY AMANDA BRAY TOOK THESE PICTURES IN SAID SHE SAW THE SMOKE FIRST SO I VISITED MY MOTHER WHO LIVES HERE ON THE CORNER AND MY SISTER AND I SET UP A BABY AND MY SISTER AND MOTHER WERE IN CONVERSATION AND I WATCH AND I SEE SOME SMOKE. FIRST IN THE AIR AND I JUST REPORTED IT AND THEN VERY SOON YOU HEAR SOMEBODY CRYING FIRE AND THEN PEOPLE START RUNNING HOUSES LIKE THREE OR FOUR HOUSES BELOW. I WANT EDWARD MAPLES TO HEAR IT BEFORE I SEE IT. WE JUST WATCHING TV ME AND MY BROTHER HEARD THE BOOM BOOM BOOM RESOURCES ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE FIRE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE INVESTIGATION. AND OFFICIALS SAID LATE TONIGHT THAT THESE FOUR STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. WE KNOW AT LEAST ONE HOUSE IS AMONG THESE STRUCTURES. IT’S JUST THE BACKSIDE OF THE STREET RIGHT THERE. WE KNOW SOME RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES WHO MAY NEED THEM. THIS IS AT THE YUBA COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BUILDING I HAVE THIS ADDRESS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO SCORE FIVE SEVEN THREE. OH PACKARD AVENUE, WE ARE TOLD THERE ARE ALSO SOME SERVICES AVAILABLE IF YOU HAVE PETS, WE SAW A FEW PETS IN THIS AREA TODAY. BUT STILL, EVERYONE WE TALKED TO JUST DEVASTATED IN A

‘Very fast, very scary’: Olivehurst neighborhood fire under investigation in Yuba County

Officials said Saturday that at least four structures had been destroyed. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

All evacuation orders and warnings that were issued in Yuba County due to structure fires in Olivehurst on Saturday have been lifted, authorities said. Fire crews remained on 11th Avenue until Saturday evening. Anyone affected by the fire can go to Yuba County Health and Human Services at 5730 Packard Avenue. Animal care services are also available, according to the Yuba County Emergency Services Office. security,” said Ricardo Contreras, who lives nearby. “Thank God I still have my home. I feel for others. Prayers for them.” the fire quickly spread through the neighborhood. Officials said four structures were destroyed. We could see at least one house of the 11th destroyed by the flames. “It was very quick. Very quick, very scary,” said Amanda Bray, who was visiting a relative nearby when the fire broke out. “I see a bit of smoke and I just pointed it out to them, but pretty soon you hear someone shouting, ‘Fire!’ and people started fleeing the houses.” Olivehurst firefighters, Linda, Wheatland, Yuba City and Sutter County responded to the fire, officials said. Yuba County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and nearby police departments also assisted. Residents displaced by the fire can call (530) 632-7715 for sheltering information, according to the sheriff’s department. To see all evacuation orders and warnings, click here. | RELATED | 2022 Northern California wildfire resources: Where to find county evacuation information, maps, alerts, and more. burning near where the Rices Fire burned this week, as an earlier version of the story said.

All evacuation orders and warnings that were issued in Yuba County due to the structure fires in Olivehurst on Saturday have been lifted, authorities said.

There are, however, roadblocks on Ardmore Avenue between 9th and 11th Avenues and Fleming Way between 9th and 11th Avenues. Fire crews remained on 11th Avenue until Saturday evening.

Anyone affected by the fire can go to Yuba County Health and Human Services at 5730 Packard Avenue. Animal care services are also available, according to the Yuba County Emergency Services Office.

“When I came out in front, the neighbors were getting all the other neighbours. Everyone came (together) as a team and was able to locate and get everyone to safety,” said Ricardo Contreras, who lives nearby. “Thank God I still have my home. I feel for others. Prayers for them.”

Contreras shared photos and videos he captured during the ordeal on Saturday afternoon, adding that he grabbed a hose and tried to hose down his house and lawn as the fire moved rapidly through the neighborhood. Officials said four structures were destroyed. At least one house was visible from the 11th destroyed by the flames.

“It was very quick. Very quick, very scary,” said Amanda Bray, who was visiting a relative nearby when the fire broke out. “I see a bit of smoke and I just pointed it out to them, but pretty soon you hear someone shouting, ‘Fire!’ and people started fleeing the houses.”

Firefighters from Olivehurst, Linda, Wheatland, Yuba City and Sutter County responded to the blaze, officials said. Yuba County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and nearby police departments also assisted.

Residents displaced by the fire can call (530) 632-7715 for sheltering information, according to the sheriff’s department.

To see all evacuation orders and warnings, click here.

| RELATED | 2022 Northern California wildfire resources: Where to find county evacuation information, maps, alerts, and more.

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CORRECTION (July 2, 2022): This story has been updated to reflect that the fire is not burning near where the Rices Fire burned this week, as an earlier version of the story stated.

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