Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for communities south and northwest of the Camp Fire. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Monday several communities near Paradise can be re-entered, but it urged residents to make sure they have food, water and fuel in their vehicles and to avoid using the roads as much as possible. Officials say fire crews are still in the area working to clear downed utility poles, burned trees and other hazards. Containment has improved to 70% on the 151,373 acre fire that started November 8th. The fire has destroyed 12,637 houses, 310 multiple family homes and 483 businesses. Hundreds more have been damaged.