The Peter Fire has been held at 304 acres. The fire is now 95% contained. The blaze apparently started as a structure fire on Peter Pan Gulch just west of Anderson at around 3 O’clock and rapidly tore through Oak woodland and homes. 16 structures are confirmed destroyed, 6 of those were homes and 10 were outbuildings. All evacuations were lifted by Saturday morning. Crews are in mop-up and patrol status. Although rumors abound, the cause is still under investigation. Disaster relief is available for affected veterans and their dependents from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 197, who can be reached at 275-5212.
A vegetation fire was extinguished by Redding Fire Department Saturday afternoon in a very familiar place for fires. It was burning in an open area off Lake Boulevard southwest of Masonic Avenue near Dogwood Lane, and firefighters had it contained to a quarter acre with no structural damage within 5 minutes. It was human caused, but investigators are still trying to track down the perpetrator.
— A plume of black smoke was seen Saturday afternoon a few miles south of the Peter Fire. It was a trash fire that burned about a quarter acre at the Anderson landfill.
— The Nelson Fire, which started Friday northwest of Big Bend in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, is 90% contained after burning about 2 acres of thick timber.
— A fire in the Rancho Tehama area of Tehama County has burned 100 acres. The Rainbow Fire on Rainbow Ridge Road and Stagecoach Road is 70% contained.
— The Rawson Fire burned about 8 acres of light vegetation off Rawson Road on Thursday.