Wildfire Breaks Out Off Hwy 32 East Of Chico

Sep 25, 2017

Updated 9/25 at 3:14 p.m.

Caltrans has partially reopened State Highway 32 east of Chico where a brush fire of between 50 and 60 acres is burning in the Big Chico Creek drainage.

The fire is burning just east of the upper end of Bidwell Park, in the vicinity of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve northeast of Altatina Drive.

Traffic is being escorted through the fire area in a single lane. Drivers should expect delays.

Firefighters have so far been able to keep the blaze from crossing over the highway and closer to homes. The fire is considered five percent contained.

No evacuations have been ordered.

Meanwhile, firefighters have fully contained a half-acre brush fire North of Chico off of Cohasset Road. The fire is burning off of Nicolog Road, about a two miles northeast of the Chico Municipal Airport.