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Crews Working Large Fires Across Siskiyou & Modoc Counties

Just 12 people remain evacuated from the Mountain Fire zone, as it’s mostly in mop up stage with some 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 55% containment. Two structures were destroyed and 243 homes are threatened. Cal-Fire Law Enforcement in Siskiyou County are still seeking help identifying the cause of the Mountain Fire, with a tip line at 842-1022.

The Coyote Fire is located off Coyote Ridge a mile west of Red Rock Lakes 10 miles southwest of Dorris is holding at around 300 acres with 20% containment. All evacuation warnings have been lifted.

There’s still no containment on a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon north of the Warner Mountains in Modoc County. Some evacuation warnings are in effect and they can be seen at The Barnes Fire has burned 4,035 acres.

A fire broke out off Hawkinsville-Humbug Road about 3-and-a-half miles west of Yreka, prompting evacuation warnings. Forward progress has been stopped at about 25 acres.