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Mountain Fire Now 45% Contained, Two New Fires Break Out In Far Northern California

The Mountain Fire is mostly reduced to smoldering and creeping activity with small flare-ups within the containment lines. It started 9 miles southwest of the Community of Gazelle last Friday afternoon and has burned 11,690 acres, now with 45% containment. Two structures are confirmed destroyed and 243 homes are threatened. Cal-Fire Law Enforcement in Siskiyou County are seeking help from the public in identifying who or what started the Mountain Fire. They have a tip line at 842-1022.

A new incident called the Coyote Fire is located off Coyote Ridge a mile west of Red Rock Lakes 10 miles southwest of Dorris. There’s just 20% containment as the fire has burned around 300 acres. Crews reported forward progress had been stopped and evacuation warnings have been lifted.

A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon north of the Warner Mountains in Modoc County. Some evacuation advisories have been issued and they can be seen at community.zonehaven.com. The Barnes Fire has burned 1621 acres with no containment.