Wildfires in Siskiyou Co. threaten homes

Aug 11, 2014 11:45 AM by News Staff

Fire officials are anticipating another day of erratic winds as they try to gain ground on two wildfires that are threatening nearly 750 rural homes in a far Northern California forest.

The fires are burning about 8 miles apart in dry timber in the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County near the community of Etna. The smaller of the two had burned more than 4 1/2 square miles as of Monday morning, but was 25 percent contained.

The other had burned through nearly 19 square miles and was 4 percent contained.

Fire spokesman Richard Hadley said the smaller of the blazes was responsible for most of the threatened homes, though crews were getting a handle on it. About six homes have been evacuated. The others are under an evacuation advisory.

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