Multiple structures destroyed after fire sweeps through Olivehurst area of Yuba County

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Four structures were destroyed in Saturday’s “fast-moving” fire in the Olivehurst area of Yuba County that briefly led to evacuation alerts.

The neighborhood along 11th Avenue between Ardmore Avenue and Fleming Way sustained the damage, according to a news release from the county. No details were provided on the types of structures damaged.

By 5 p.m., forward progress had been stopped.

A mandatory evacuation order was lifted early Saturday night.

“Roadblocks are currently up along Ardmore Avenue and Fleming Way, between Ninth and 11th avenue, as mop up efforts continue and for the purpose of investigating the cause of the blaze,” the county noted in its release late Saturday. “Also closed is 11th Avenue between the two roads.

“Residents with homes in (the) fire area will be allowed to enter by foot, as vehicles are currently not allowed.”

The evacuation order late Saturday afternoon was for the zone between Seventh and 11th avenues, and the train tracks to Highway 65/70.

An evacuation warning had targeted an area along Seventh to above Second Avenue, with an evacuation center set up at the county Health and Human Services building, 5730 Packard Ave., in Linda.

Animal Care Services was available to assist with any animals that need shelter. Residents displaced by the fire can call 530-632-7715 for sheltering information.

Fire agencies from Olivehurst, Linda, Wheatland, Yuba City and Sutter County also joined in to fight the blaze.

“Power was interrupted to some parts of the community, due to damage to transmission line,” the Yuba County release stated.

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