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UPDATE: Citation Issued for Welder who Allegedly Caused the Apple Fire

Chrome Fire is now 1,500 acres and 25% contained. Evacuations are in place. The Apple Fire is now 2,500 acres and 60% contained. CAL FIRE is reporting erratic winds over the fire area.

Posted: Jun. 9, 2018 6:23 PM
Updated: Jun. 14, 2018 4:55 PM

UPDATE: 6/14/2018 4:46 p.m.

GLENN AND TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif.—A citation has been issued to the outdoor welder who allegedly caused the 3,000 acre Apple Fire that was fully contained Wednesday.

An investigator with the Cal Fire Tehama-Glenn Unit told Action News Now a man was operating equipment outside without proper protection.

The location of the fire was off Apple Road near Paskenta Road.

Three homes and two out building were destroyed.

Cal Fire has given the information to the Tehama County District Attorney who will then decide if they will press any charges.

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UPDATE 06/12/18 8 a.m. - 
The Chrome Fire is now 2,290 acres and 70% contained.

The Apple Fire is now 100% contained. Cal Fire says the fire was caused by sparks from welding. Action News Now is working to find out the circumstances around the cause. 

UPDATE 06/10/18 10 a.m. - The “Chrome Fire” has destroyed one structure and as of 10 a.m. Sunday is at 2,240 acres with 35 percent containment, according to Cal Fire. Evacuations for the area have been lifted. 

The Apple Fire in Tehama County is at 2,500 acres and 80 percent contained. Five homes and three outbuildings were destroyed during the blaze, according to Cal Fire. Evacuations have been lifted for the area. 



UPDATE 06/09/18 8:16 p.m. :
Chrome Fire is now 1,500 acres and 25% contained. Evacuations are in place. One residential structure was destroyed.

The Apple Fire is now 2,500 acres and 60% contained. CAL FIRE is reporting erratic winds over the fire area. 5 residential structures and 3 outbuildings were destroyed. 

Glenn and Tehama County, Calif. --  A 500 acre fire in Glenn County has prompted evacuations. There is a 600 acre fire in Tehama County.


CAL FIRE said people living near the Chrome Fire are currently being evacuated. The Chrome Fire is off Hwy 162 and Forest Hwy 7, north of Elk Creek. Evacuations are in progress. Evacuations are for Road 309 north from Stony Gorge east to the community of Elk Creek.

The fire is burning on Highway 162 and Forest Road 7. The evacuations shelter has been set up at Willows Memorial Hall on West Sycamore Street.

CAL FIRE said if you are in the evacuation zone, gather your emergency supplies, animals, medications and evacuate to a safe location.

The Apple Fire off Apple Road & Paskenta Road, west of Corning in Tehama County, is now 600 acres and 10% contained.

We will continue to have updates on the Apple Fire and Chrome Fire. Check back here for the latest details.

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