Fatality connected to Bully Fire

Jul 17, 2014 12:40 PM by News Staff

Cal Fire officials have confirmed that the body found near the Bully Fire Wednesday afternoon was that of a man who died attempting to flee the fire on Friday July 11.

The body was located near a residence north of Platina Road, but details are still limited. This incident continues to be investigated by CAL FIRE, in conjunction with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.

The Bully Fire has now burned 10,700 acres and is 47 percent contained. Cal Fire is now reporting that full containment is expected Wednesday July 23, they had previously hoped to have full containment by Friday.

Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for Sunny Hill Road, but an evacuation advisory remains in effect for the area. All other evacuation orders and advisories have been lifted.

The fire has destroyed eight homes and ten other structures.

A 27-year-old Sacramento man has been arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze. Authorities say he was delivering material to a marijuana site when the exhaust from his truck ignited dry grass.


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