Shasta County fires burning more than 200 acres, heat presenting concerns

Jul 30, 2015 1:27 PM by News Staff

More than 100 homes in the Happy Valley area remain under mandatory evacuations, but fire officials say crews made great progress Wednesday night.

Cal Fire says the so-called China Fire, which includes the Happy Fire, is 60 percent contained at 150 acres. Two structures have been destroyed, and another two damaged.

Evacuations are in place for Treat Avenue, Fuzzy Lane, Flower Lane and all roads between Treat Avenue and Flower Lane, as well as all roads west of Happy Valley Road. The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at Anderson High School.

The Mallard Fire, which started when a house in Millville went up in flames around 5:45 p.m., burned 75 acres and is now 90 percent contained.

Fire officials say they are concerned about weather, temperatures in the area could reach 112 degrees Thursday. On Twitter, Redding Fire Department Chief Gerry Gray said “92 by 10 a.m. Not a good day for anyone, particularly our firefighters. Heat illness a bug concern.”

Four Shasta County firefighters suffered heat related injuries Wednesday night, they’ve all been treated and released.


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