Aug 10, 2014 9:24 PM by Cecile Juliette
According to CalFire, the Eiler Fire, burning in the Lassen National Forest in Shasta County, is 50% contained. Sunday evening, CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service issued an update. The agencies said the blaze, burning in the community of Hat Creek since Thursday, July 31, has charred 32,416 acres. The agencies list the cause as "under investigation," though earlier the cause was listed as lightning. The Eiler Fire has destroyed 7 homes, 2 commercial structures, and 12 outbuildings. Several small communities were evacuated, but most orders have been lifted. The Honn Campground is still closed. A Red Flag warning is in effect for the area through Monday.