Road Closures Lifted In Happy Valley

A number of different agencies are battling fires in the Happy Valley area. The two blazes broke out within minutes of each other Wednesday night just a few miles apart. 
 
The China Fire started on the north side of Canyon Road and burned to the northwest toward Clear Creek. Three homes have been lost, as well as an outbuilding and another two structures have been damaged. Two firefighters have been treated for heat-related illness. About 20 percent of the fire is burning within Redding City Limits and about 80 percent in the county.  
 
To the south of that is the much smaller Happy Fire off of Happy Valley road near Flowers Lane. It hasn't burned any homes, though it started in a much more populated area than the China Fire.
 
The China and Happy Fires are being treated as the same incident with a combined size of 212 acres and 80 percent containment. All road closures and evacuations for both fires were lifted Thursday night. The causes are under investigation. There's a public information line at 225-2510.