Lightning strikes spark Modoc, Shasta County fires

Jul 31, 2014 1:25 PM by News Staff

Fire crews are battling nearly two dozen fires in Eastern Shasta County and Modoc County Thursday, including one that is roughly 700 acres near the community of Day.

Officials say crews have located 17 fires from 30 fire reports received yesterday afternoon and evening following heavy thunderstorms that passed over the area.

An evacuation advisory was issued last night for residents of Day, from the Modoc-Shasta county line to the end of Day Road. The advisory remains in effect today. At this time no structures have been damaged and the fire is 15 percent contained.

Officials expect more fires to be reported today as conditions dry out.


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