UPDATE: Bully Fire Still a Big Threat to Homes and Property

Jul 12, 2014 10:22 AM by News Staff

The Bully Fire that tore through the foothills southwest Redding Friday afternoon remains a threat to more than 15 structures as it grew to 2,800 acres overnight, according to the latest reports from Cal Fire.

As of 7 a.m. Saturday, however, no homes had been burned. The fire is still only 10 percent contained. No injuries have been reported as well.

Road closures are still in effect. Platina Road between Bland Road and Roaring Creek Road at Old Bully Choop Road still remain under evacuation at this time. Traffic is also being restricted to other area roads, including Platina Road to Rainbow Lake Road and Plantina Road and Highway 36.

An evacuation center is still open at Grant School, 8835 Swasey Drive in Redding.

More than 400 firefighters are battling the fire with the help of 35 engines, 12 crews, 16 water tenders, five helicopters and thirteen bulldozers for cutting fire lines.

Multiple Cal Fire agencies throughout the state are assisting with containment efforts.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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