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Northern California firefighters endured another scorching day Sunday when Mill and mountain fires continued to punish Siskiyou County.

The two fires covered almost 20 square miles. destroyed as many as 100 homes and still threatened by the hundreds more like a california mammoth heat the wave kept turning hard of distant Northern California into kindling.

The mill fire that started in Siskiyou County city of Weed on On Friday, 4,254 acres were burned, 25% of which were delayed. of early Sunday, Cal Fire reported.

The fire injured at least three civilians, burned 50 structures and threatened 411 others, Cal Fire. says. At least 1000 people were ordered to evacuate, and the nonprofit Rescue Ranch dog means in Ireka said it took in 90 dogs, 71 of them on Friday in less than six hours.

Weed Mayor Kim Green said there could be more damage with reports of at least 100 homes destroyed a lot of them in Lincoln Heights area. Kal Fire says 132 structures have been “damaged” and ground crews will be working on Sunday to inspect the damaged areas to confirm actual loss.

” fire currently has hose, hand line and bulldozer line in all areas around it,” said Kent Cunningham, deputy chief operating officer. official with Kal Fire, in video briefing on Sunday morning. “We continue work to reinforce lines and mop up and save fire in this is current track”.

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Firefighters continue work on mountain fire in Siskiyou County burning on Gazelle Callahan Road. on Friday, September 2, 2022 fire Cal Fire said they burned 6,541 acres and held back 5% in Sunday morning update. Jonathan Rivas Especially for the bee

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Sunday firefighters in Siskiyou County has been focusing on a mountain fire that started on Friday afternoon 10 miles to the northwest. of mill fire and just outside of in community of Gazelle. Firefighters worked Sunday to secure lines around the fires. north and western flanks, Cal Fire captain Matt Ryan said at an operational briefing.

What fire was on 8,460 acres and 10% containment Sunday afternoon. 690 buildings and 332 people evacuated.

On Sunday afternoon, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office expanded the evacuation order to include two people. more southwest zones of Gazelle – zones 2334B and 2331A on Sonhaven. Inhabitants in both zones were directed to Highway 3 in Yriku.

Firefighters feared the wind could spread the flames and embers across the drought-torn landscape. temperature expected climb mid 90s over in next two days and up to 103 degrees by Tuesday.

On Sunday morning in Gazelle, where is the evacuation warning remained in effectDenmark Deegan, 51, sat in her front yard with her sister and brother-in-law, Danya and Brian Landis, sipping coffee and watching the convoys of fire trucks and heavy equipment head to the mountain fire and back, burning on hills to the west of town.

She works at a gas station in Weed but was forced to stay home due to power Existence out in what corner of in city.

last two nights she did not take her eyes off on orange glow from fire – and hoping for in best.

“We packed our bags,” she said. “If they say us we need go, we’ll go.”

Officials in Weed said that the mill fire started on Friday. in a warehouse in unused part of the Roseburg Forest Products plant, which was planned for demolition, although Cal Fire officials did not say how or where fire began.

Rebecca Taylor, Roseburg’s spokeswoman, said Sunday that Cal Fire was investigating the plant. property and “we are fully collaborating in it’s an investigation.”

Sunday, two days after fire provoked a feverish evacuation of Weeds, trickles of the smoke was still drifting up of tangled beams and twisted sheet metal in a shattered warehouse. The crime scene tape was strung up on Railroad Avenue north toward the devastated Lincoln Heights area, just East of mill property.

Debbie Cummins, who lived on Alamo Avenue across the railroad tracks from Roseburg. property since 1988, said her neighborhood became chaotic on Friday when big warehouse caught fire how the wind howled.

“I heard pops sound and all that,” she said on Saturday. “And then quite soon the wind begins to blow, and the wind, and the smoke, and everything went so that way”. She pointed left toward Highway 97 and Lincoln Heights.

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BUT destroyed warehouse smoldering Saturday, September 3, 2022, on Roseburg Forest Products property in Weed, California one the day after the mill fire swept through the neighboring neighborhood of Lincoln Heights. Ryan Sabalou [email protected]

City officials announced the state of emergency Saturday and worked to get food from the local grocery store store evacuees. Governor Gavin Newsom also announced the state of emergency help in retaliatory effort.

The people of Weed were without power since Friday, but Pacific Power said that as of Saturday morning it was restored electricity about 75% of his clients.

The utility reported 2,697 customers. remain without power and what crews can need up up to 48 hours to get a service back on.

BUT community meeting scheduled for Sunday, 3:00 pm, Big Springs Union Elementary School, 7405 County Highway A12. in Montague.

The mill fire is second fire tragedy of in year in Siskiyou County 3 1/2 hours from Sacramento along the Oregon border.

The McKinney fire, which began on July 29, killed four people. people in in community of Klamath and burned 185 buildings.

This story was originally published September 4, 2022 at 8:20 am.

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