Creek Fire Nearly Contained, Small Fire Burns Near Mercy Hospital

Firefighters are finishing up their work on two fires in the area. Containment lines are still being reinforced around the Creek Incident, which is now 98% contained. The fires burned 1678 acres and destroyed four homes, along with 7 other minor structures. The series of fires started along Clear Creek Road and the Igo and Cloverdale Areas in the early afternoon of June 24th. A suspect vehicle, identified as a 1990’s model tan or gold minivan, has apparently not been located.

A fire that started southeast of Douglas City a week ago near Blanchard Flat Road and Reading Creek road is now 90% contained. The “Flat Fire” burned more than 300 acres of heavy timber on steep, difficult terrain. hundreds of firefighters remain on scene. The cause is still under investigation.

Redding Firefighters got a quick jump on a vegetation fire near Mercy Medical Center Wednesday night. The blaze started a little before 11 O’clock on the hillside below the hospital. It was contained at about an acre of dry grass and brush by a first alarm response. The cause is not known.

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