Relief fund set up for Bully Fire victims

Jul 15, 2014 1:19 PM by Alyssa Deitsch

You can now donate to the victims of the Bully Fire through any branch of the North Valley Bank, as the wildfire has destroyed 18 structures, and 68 more remain threatened.

An account has been set up at all North Valley Bank locations under the "Igo Ono Area Neighborhood Watch Disaster Relief Committee" or say you would like to donate to the "Bully Fire Fund."

If you are not near a North Valley Bank, monetary donations can also be mailed to the Disaster Relief Committee at P.O. Box 281, Igo CA 96047-0281.

Donations will be tax deductible with a statement mailed to the donor and still kept anonymous to victims or the public, if desired.

The Disaster Relief Committee was formed after last year's fire in the same area. It's a collaborative organization including representatives for the Igo Ono Neighborhood Watch, the Ono Grange, the Igo Ono Volunteer Fire Department Axillary, and the nondenominational Ono Igo Community Church.

Cal Fire is reporting that crews made significant progress overnight, but continue to be challenged by the limited access to the fire area. The Bully Fire has now burned 6,400 acres and is 20 percent contained.

Evacuation orders are still in olace for Big Foot Road from Platina Road and Sunny Hill Road at Rainbow Lake Road. Advisory evacuations continue to be issued for the area east to Rainbow Lake Road.

Road closures are in place at Platina Road at Bland Road for all westbound traffic and Platina Road at Graves Ranch Road for all eastbound traffic, as well as Sunny Hill Road at Rainbow Lake Road.

A Red Cross evacuation center has been set up at Ono Elementary School, 6249 Placer Street in Igo and displaced residents who need assistance with animals should contact Shasta County Animal Control at 530-245-6540.

The fire has destroyed eight homes and ten other structures. Seven firefighters have suffered minor injuries.

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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