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Red Bluff Recovering After Stoll Fire

Fire crews are wrapping up the search for hot spots and residents are getting back to life as usual.

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 7:59 AM
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 11:16 AM

Red Bluff, Calif.-- People who evacuated during the Stoll Fire in Red Bluff this weekend are home this morning, but for a few families there is no house to go back to.

Residents who lost their houses have been informed about the damage - but it's still too soon for them to begin to rebuild.

It wasn't just homes, but businesses as well.

An AB-109 welding shop which employes a lot of people on probation was also destroyed.

As terrible as the loss was, it could have been so much worse.

The fire came very close to juvenile hall behind the Walnut Street Complex.

In the area around the Stoll Fire, there are so many high power lines and that made air attack pretty limited.

This was one case where Cal Fire did ask PG&E to cut power to keep the west side of town from burning.

As of Thursday morning the Stoll Fire in nearly contained, with just about 30 firefighters staying behind to search for hot spots, and the City of Red Bluff can begin the healing process.

***Reporter's Note:  In one video I mention Elite Motors does not appear to have very much damage; I learned later that they lost their entire building and gear plus 7 vehicles. This is from a helpful viewer:

"Their employees were able to save most of their customers vehicles due to their quick thinking by moving them away from the destroyed building. These are the nicest people and deserve some recognition. There is a fundraiser scheduled to help them on July 7th at the Red Bluff Fairgrounds."

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