Saddle Fire nears full containment

Jun 20, 2015 6:36 PM by News Staff, Photo: USFS

The lightning sparked Saddle Fire that has burned more than 1500 acres in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is nearly 100 percent contained, United States Forest Service officials announced Saturday.

The blaze, now 95 percent contained, has burned 1,546 acres since it broke out June 9 near Hyampom, about halfway between Redding and Eureka.

No serious injuries have been reported, but four firefighters have been hurt battling the fire.

An evacuation order for about 100 people along County Road 311 southeast of the fire was lifted Sunday.


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