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Lassen County Fires Grow, New Evacuations Issued

Evacuations have been expanded for the Gold Fire. The fire that was first detected on Monday in Lassen County has grown to 19,000 acres, now with 35% containment, but it’s been complicated by many spot fires that have continued to grow. The Gold Fire is located south of Adin near Highway 139, which is now closed. Many homes and ranches are threatened. Two firefighters suffered serious burns Monday afternoon when they were overtaken by the flames and had to deploy an emergency shelter.

The fight against the Hog Fire has been plagued with spot fires. Burning about 5 miles west of Susanville, the Hog Fire started Saturday afternoon near Hog Flat Reservoir and has burned 9,540 acres, now with 38% containment. Many residents have been allowed to return to their homes. Highway 44 has reopened but Highway 36 is still closed. The fire has also destroyed a key fiber optic line.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Siskiyou County Community of Hawkinsville as crews start getting an upper hand on the Badger Fire west of Yreka. It started Saturday near Badger Mountain Road and Hawkinsville Humbug Road. It’s burned 557 acres and is 75% contained.