Home Burns As Separate Fires Break Out Near Millville

Two separate fires ripped through the woods at the same time east of Millville Monday night, leaving one family without a home. The Buffalo Fire was on Aoudad Road off Buffalo south of Dersch Road. It burned about 7 acres of oak woodland and destroyed a house and multiple outbuildings and vehicles. The Bear Fire was off Merrilea Lane south of Highway 44 a couple of miles east of the Bear Creek Bridge. It was contained at about 12 acres with no structural damage. Because the fires were simultaneous it took some time for Cal-Fire to ascertain that they were separate fires and direct resources to the structure fire. Everything at the fire on Aoudad burned to the ground. The causes of both fires are under investigation.