Fires In Siskiyou County Burn Over 28-Thousand Acres

The Lava Fire in Siskiyou County raged Wednesday, and as of Thursday morning crews report the fire at about 19,680 acres. It’s stretches from the Mount Shasta Vistas in the north to the slopes of Mount Shasta in the south. According to the U.S. Forest Service, containment is at 25%. There’s no information available about how many structures have been lost. Evacuation orders are in effect for Carrick Addition, highway 97 from Weed to Deer Mountain Road, Lake Shastina, Rancho Hills, Juniper Valley and Mount Shasta Vista.

25 miles up Highway 97 from the Lava Fire is the Tennet Fire, estimated at 9,439 acres with 6% containment. Evacuation orders for the Tennet Fire include Bray, south of Macdoel including East and West Ball Mountain Road, Old State Highway and Juanita Lake. Additional evacuations were ordered Wednesday for Bray to the Antelope Sink, including Round Valley.