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BUT fire in Northern California is blazing through Siskiyou County. of Friday afternoon.
That’s what know about the Mill Fire:
Where does the mill fire burn?
The mill fire started near Woodridge Court and Woodridge Way. in in city of Weed, according to the California Department of Forestry and fire protection.
He erupted just until 13:00
Radio communications from the scene indicated that fire exceeded 500 acres of 2:00 pm, aerial surveillance from the governor’s office. of Emergency services mapped 1,228 acres of flames by 2:45 p.m.
fire burned north in community of Lake Shastina, according to dispatcher radio communications. It has about 2400 inhabitants. City of about 150 years old, Carrick, had also told to evacuate.
This is at 0% containment.
Per live updates on area, damage and containment, follow at www.sacbee.com.
Where city of Weed?
The weed is at the base of Mount Shasta in Cascade Range, according to cityx website. It’s about 50 miles south of border between California and Oregon and half way between San Francisco and Portland.
This is a historic forest town of about 2600 people on Interstate 5.
Road closures and evacuation
According to Cal Fire, Highway 97 is closed and roads are closed. in in area of Weed.
Mandatory evacuation declared for regions, including western of Interstate 5 West of Highway 97 south of Siskiyou County Highway, Highway 12A, Weed and surrounding areas. north.
Nearby residents can go to the evacuation shelter at the Siskiyou County Fairgrounds, 1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka.
Ireka, about 28 miles north of Weed was under threat and was evacuated during the McKinney fire. in Siskiyou County. fire killed four people wounded 12 and destroyed about 200 buildings.
Michael McGough of The Bee, Ryan Sabalou, Sam Stanton and Dale Kasler contributed to this. story.
This story was originally published September 2, 2022, 3:32 p.m.