Fire In Upper Bidwell Park

On Friday, July 13th, giant helicopters hovered over the man-made lake at California Park in Chico drawing up water to help douse the fire in Upper Bidwell Park.

Helicopter returning to California Park lake for more water.


Helicopter drawing up water.


Smoke from the fire is visible above California Park.

As of Sunday, July 15th, the fire in Upper Bidwell Park was 70% contained. All park roads and access to Middle and Upper Bidwell Park were still closed.

Five Mile Recreation Area, Bidwell Park.