A fire broke out in Butte County Monday evening and according to Cal Fire it was spreading at a dangerous pace before coming under more control Tuesday morning.

The Apache Fire was first reported at 7:21 pm Monday, and within hours it had grown to over 465 acres, triggering evacuation orders near Chico and in the community of Palermo.

At 8 pm Monday, Cal Fire posted to social media that the fire was growing at a "dangerous rate of speed."

An incident report from Cal Fire indicates that two structures were destroyed in the fire.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire stood at 691 acres, and was 15% contained, though large plumes of smoke that were visible Monday night could no longer be seen in the area, as KCRA reports.

The Chico Enterprise-Record reports that the fire was burning in the direction of Oroville.

Map via Cal Fire

Cal Fire's Butte County unit said Tuesday that "crews continue with direct line construction around the perimeter" and "more resources [are] inbound to support operations." They added that "Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the state are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow."

It's not clear if the fire was sparked by a lightning strike, but numerous lightning strikes were reported in the Central Valley and in Northern California overnight.

A mass of subtropical moisture, the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto in the Pacific, moved in over California Monday and is causing unsettled weather, including around 1,000 lightning strikes in Fresno County alone.

A weather forecast suggested that some rain may be occurring over Apache Fire area on Tuesday.

Cal Fire is currently battling seven fires around the state that are over 500 acres, including the 19,000-acres Sites Fire in Colusa County, which is now 86% contained. The Aero Fire, which broke out last week in Calaveras County, stands at 5,285 acres and is now 95% contained.

Sonoma County's Point Fire has been taken off Cal Fire's active incidents list, and is now 100% contained. That fire burned 1,207 acres and destroyed three homes near Lake Sonoma.