Evacuations Lifted For Oregon Fire

The fire burning on Oregon Mountain just northwest of Weaverville is quickly being surrounded. If fact, not only has the forward progress been stopped, the fire is actually considerably smaller than previously estimated. The "Oregon Fire" is 580 Acres and 60-percent contained.Just before 4:30PM Sunday afternoon a boat trailer came free of its hitch, causing sparks that started the fire. It quickly spread, pushed by wind up the very steep terrain. Flames had been moving in the direction of Weaverville but dozers and handcrews worked overnight Sunday to complete a line that protected the town. One structure was destroyed, apparently a workshop or barn. All evacuations were lifted Monday night.