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CAL FIRE reaches 95% containment on Cow Fire

The Cow Fire in eastern Shasta County has burned 761 acres.

Posted: Jun 20, 2021 4:48 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2021 11:36 AM

Update 11:35 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021 - The Cow fire is now 95% contained, according to a report by CAL FIRE. There was one injury due to the fire that has been reported.

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MILLVILLE, Calif. - The Cow Fire off of South Cow Creek Road and Highway 44 is 761 acres and 65% contained, CAL FIRE said.

CAL FIRE said there were no fatalities but one firefighter sustained minor injuries. The firefighter was treated and released.

The fire broke out Sunday around 3:30 p.m. and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said they closed South Cow Creek Road at Highway 44 around 6 p.m. Sunday.

RELATED: Cause of the Cow Fire was determined by CAL FIRE investigators, 65% contained

Residents of South Cow Creek Road were evacuated Sunday evening and 350 PG&E customers were without power due to the fire.

Around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, nearly all the customers had power again and evacuation orders were lifted. South Cow Creek Road was reopened for residents only.

An evacuation center was set up by the American Red Cross at Foothill High School but closed Sunday night after the evacuations were lifted.

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The fire has destroyed two structures.

CAL FIRE has 370 personnel with seven different agencies working on the fire.

There are no evacuations and no road closures.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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