Two fires quickly contained in Weed

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
One of three helicopters that scooped buckets of water from Roseburg’s pond Sunday while fighting a fire behind the Roseburg Mill in Weed.

CAL FIRE reported that a 10 acre fire that started Sunday afternoon behind the Roseburg Mill in Weed was 100 percent contained as of 4 p.m. Monday.

Three helicopters were used to dump buckets of water on Sunday’s vegetation fire, said CAL FIRE Information Officer Suzi Brady. The fire was first reported by multiple 911 calls at about 1:30 p.m.

A smaller fire about a quarter-mile away from that location was limited to just one acre Saturday afternoon, according to CAL FIRE Captain Leanne Berggreen at the command center.

A helicopter did bucket work on Saturday’s fire, too.

Both fires were still under investigation as of yesterday afternoon.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Siskiyou Unit reported that “a quick and aggressive response from fire crews” limited Sunday’s Mill Fire to 10 acres. It was 80 percent contained as of 8:40 p.m. Sunday.

Crews from CAL FIRE, the US Forest Service, and multiple local government departments responded to the Mill Fire, according to a CAL FIRE press release. Ground crews were assisted by air attack, four air tankers and three helicopters.

Crews worked through the night Sunday to help get full containment.

Berggreen said a helicopter from Scott Valley and other support aircrafter were used Saturday on a fire that started just before 1 p.m. and was contained by 7 p.m.

Due to the increased threat of wildfires, CAL FIRE’s Siskiyou Unit will suspend Dooryard Burning Permits effective 12:01 a.m. June 16. See A11.