Firefighters Gaining Ground on Clover Fire; 80% Contained

Sep 13, 2013 6:40 AM

Firefighters continue to gain ground on the Clover Fire burning in Shasta County. Containment on the fire is now at 80%. Thursday, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko declared a state of emergency as the number of homes destroyed in the blaze jumped to 68. The fire, burning about 10 miles southwest of Redding in the Happy Valley area, has also destroyed 128 outbuildings and left one man dead. The blaze has burned more than 8,000 acres & full containment is expected Sunday. Mandatory evacuations are still in place for areas close to the fire. Clear Creek Road, Cloverdale Road & Lowers Gas Point Road have been reopened.


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