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Two women died in a wildfire in Northern California in Weed

Two victims killed in Mill fire on Friday in Northern California was both women — aged 66 and 73 — and were found inside the weeds city limits, authorities said early Monday morning.

women whose names are not being released pending notification of relatives were found on Friday before first Rescuers after the flames flared out, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the sheriff’s representatives, there are no other residents missing. At an operational briefing early Monday morning, California Fire Chief Philip Anzo led the fire brigades. in moment of silence for two victims.

City officials said the fire at the mill is believed to have started in a barn. in unused part of Roseburg Forest Products plant in Weed, although Cal Fire did not confirm where or how the flame started.

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Residence is coming up in flame like a mill fire causes damage in section of Lake Shastina northwest of Weed, California on Friday, September 2, 2022 Hong T. Wu Specially for record spotlight via AP

Within hours of The fire at the mill, which started around 12:49 on Friday, second a flame—the Mountain Fire—flashed a few miles to the west.

Both were still lit on Monday and officials estimate at least 100 homes we destroyed in Lincoln Heights area of weed and in near Lake Shastina.

By Monday morning, the mill fire had burned 4,263 acres, more of 9 acres per night. over 500 people still evacuated from it, Cal Fire said. But containment of this flame increased to 40% when firefighters increased containment lines around the fire and continued to protect the buildings in in area.

Kal Fire says 88 homes Was destroyed together with 18 outbuildings. But this number is expected rise as teams continue evaluating properties in Lincoln Heights, historically black area. of Weed, as well as Lake Shastina.

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This live- map update shows in location of Mill Fire on the right and Mountain Fire, with satellite heat detection data for hot Spots. Click on legend button for more information.
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Sources: US Department. of Interior, IRWIN, NIFC, NASA, NOAA and Esri

The mountain fire spread to nearly 2,000 acres overnight and burned 10,338 acres by Monday morning. fire forced to evacuate of 332 inhabitants after new round of evacuations were announced on Sunday. The crews said fire 10% remained.

” fire lit in steep, rough terrain in different kinds of vegetation,” Cal Fire said. “All fuels are at or close to critical levels for dryness.

“Personnel involved in structure defense and strengthening lines of control. Additional resources continue arrive”.

At an operational briefing for Early Monday morning, fire brigades said the mountain fire had been largely contained. on its eastern flank, but continued to spread to the west.

“Problematic issue … it’s a western side of mountain,” said Justin Macomb, head of operations with Cal Fire. “We have a lot of Events out there on mountain.”

He said fire threatened to cross Moffett Creek in rugged, densely wooded area of Siskiyu. “We must hold Moffett Creek if we can,” he said.

Approximately 2,500 firefighters and others personnel were deployed in battle flame and fought with scorching heat and dry conditions with Temperatures near Weed are expected to hit 98 degrees on Monday and 104 on Tuesday. Forecasts, however, indicated that wind would not be a factor until at least Wednesday.

Six people were killed in forest fires this summer in California, all of them in Siskiyou County. Four died in July McKinney Fire.

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Cal Fire firefighters try to stop the spread of flames from the Mill Fire. on a property in section of Lake Shastina northwest of Weed, California on Friday, September 2, 2022 Hong T. Wu Specially for record spotlight via AP

This story was originally published September 5, 2022 at 7:27 am

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