Mill Creek Now at 900 Acres
The Mill Creek Fire continues to grow northeast of Hoopa.
According to the Northern California Geographic Coordination Center, the fire which started as five fires has now merged into one. That fire now is around 900 acres and only 5% contained, they report.
As of last night, there was approximately 70 personnel fighting the fire.
The Northern California Geographic Coordination Center states,
The fire has jumped Norton Creek and continues to burn towards Hwy 96. Structure threats continue in the Mill Creek and Bald Hills Area. Mill Creek Road remains closed. Threats to Hoopa Tribal Ceremonial Grounds, cultural gathering areas, endangered species habitat, watesheds and residential power and phone lines continue to be a [concern].
UPDATE 4:03 p.m.: Hwy 96 Closed as Mill Creek Fire Grows (Alternate Route Available)
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