Apache Fire Burns Over 670 Acres In Butte County

Improved weather is helping firefighters battling a fire threatening the community of Palermo, which is near where the state’s deadliest wildfire struck six years ago. The fire spread over about 670 acres Monday evening but was static overnight and containment has reached 15%. Authorities say winds subsided, marine air brought some cooling and conditions are favorable Tuesday. The cause of the blaze — dubbed the Apache Fire — is under investigation. Palermo is part of Butte County, where California’s deadliest wildfire killed 85 people and destroyed 11,000 homes in the town of Paradise in 2018.