Residents and Business Owners Advised to Begin Preparations Prior to Re-Entry


December 1, 2018

Butte County, Town of Paradise, Calif. – The Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Paradise Police Department are working to reduce risks for home and business owners when returning to their property. Multiple local, state and federal agencies, contractors and utility providers are contributing to these efforts. The Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Paradise Police Department is establishing an orderly re-entry process controlled by entry points to ensure that only residents and property owners are allowed initial access. A form of identification (ID) is required to gain access, such as a driver’s license or state ID card, passport, utility bill and valid photo ID, or consular ID.

Re-entry will be phased and based on established evacuation zones which can be identified on the map which is accessible at Residents can register for the County’s emergency mass notification system to receive updates when they are able to access their property. In addition, these social media channels will be updated as evacuation zones are released:



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Upon re-entry, property owners will encounter dangerous conditions and be exposed to hazardous materials. Butte County Environmental Health will provide re-entry health and safety kits at re-entry checkpoints. Health and safety precautions for re-entry can be reviewed in advance at

Fire survivors can benefit from resources provided at to address the mental and emotional issue that may surface after a disaster.
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Updates will be provided at press conferences on Monday, December 3, and Wednesday, December 5, at 6 p.m. These will be streamed live and a link can be found on the Sheriff Department’s and Butte County’s social media sites.

For news updates via email or text messages, sign up at or text BCRECOVERS to 22828.

For further information, contact: Butte County Recovery Media Line (530) 552-3100

Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

2 thoughts on “Residents and Business Owners Advised to Begin Preparations Prior to Re-Entry

  • December 2, 2018 at 8:34 am

    When will access be allowed for A storage unit at Clark and Pearson? A-1 Ulock mini storage?

  • December 3, 2018 at 8:58 am

    we are in plumas co. would like to know when we can visit property.also statist of daughters car,red miata.


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