Payam Javan: Firefighters are battling the rapidly spreading Mill Fire in Siskiyou County. According to officials, as of Friday the fire had scorched 2,580 acres and was 0% contained. Just before 1:00 p.m., the Mill Fire began and rapidly spread to Weed’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood.
A heartbreaking video shows dozens of homes on East Lincoln Avenue and Highway 97 that have been completely destroyed.
According to Sue Tavalero, a member of the Weed City Council, the area is home to several families, a few churches, and several elderly citizens who have lived there for a very long time.
U.S. 97 has been shut down as a result of the fire. The highway is shut down from its intersection with State Route 265 in Weed to its southernmost point, according to Caltrans and No anticipated timing for reopening has been given.
The fire’s source is being looked into.