A fire in Big Springs that led to a temporary evacuation of 75 homes Tuesday evening was reported at 10 acres and 75 percent containment as of Wednesday evening.
Located off Lott Road and Bunny Lane, about 15 miles north of Weed, the evacuation order lasted for one hour, according to CAL FIRE Public Information Officer Suzi Brady.
She said aircraft worked quickly to control the fire, including planes dropping retardant and helicopters dropping water on hot spots.
Another Siskiyou County fire, the Steamboat Fire, four miles southeast of Montague, was reported at 224 acres and 95 percent containment as of Wednesday evening. The Shasta Valley Wildlife Area remains closed because of the fire.
The cause of the Lott Fire is still under investigation. The Steamboat Fire was caused by lightning on July 15.
An estimated 3,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes hit the northern California and southern Oregon area on Sunday, July 15, according to Brian Nieuwenhuis, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Medford, Ore.