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Shasta County Sheriff cruiser crushed by falling tree in Zogg Fire area

Credit: Shasta County Sheriff's Office

A Shasta County Sheriff’s cruisers was crushed by a falling tree in the Zogg Fire area Tuesday night.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 3:11 PM
Updated: Sep 30, 2020 3:41 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Shasta County Sheriff's Deputies continue patrolling evacuated areas of the Zogg Fire.

Tuesday night, a Shasta County Sheriff’s cruisers was crushed by a falling tree in the Zogg Fire area.

Two deputies were in the cruiser, both were uninjured. However, the cruiser was totaled.

The Shasta County Sheriff, Eric Magrini, said reasons like this are why the public is not yet allowed to enter closed areas until cleared for safety.

"Even though the fire has burned through, there are several trees that are dangerous," said Sheriff Magrini in a Cal Fire briefing.

The sheriff's office later added via Facebook, "The men and women working this fire are working tirelessly to get keep our community safe and get you back home as soon as possible. Before they can allow people back in an area they must access multiple factors to ensure everyone's safety. Hazardous tress, utilities, hot spots, and making sure roadways are cleared are just a few of the factors they address to before allowing re-entry."

Sheriff Magrini said they do evaluate evacuations twice daily.

The Zogg Fire has burned 51,955 acres. It is 7% contained. Click here for the latest updates on the Zogg Fire.

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