The Latest — Saturday, Sept. 3
7:30 p.m. — The Mountain Fire is at 4,812 acres and is 5%, CAL FIRE tweeted.
6:30 p.m. — The Mill Fire is at 4,254 acres and is 25%, according to CAL FIRE.
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SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — On Friday the Mill Fire began around 1:45 p.m. and was mapped at 200 plus acres with 0% containment, on Sunday that acreage number has grown to 3,980 acres with 20% containment, according to FIRIS and CAL FIRE.
Fire crews also began battling the Mountain Fire that was first reported by CAL FIRE SKU at 6:22 p.m. on Friday one-mile east of Gazelle Mountain and eight-miles southwest of Gazelle, according to CAL FIRE.
At 9:06 p.m. on Friday, FIRIS reported mapping of the Mountain Fire at 1,464 acres and at 6:09 a.m. on Saturday remapped the fire at 3,395 acres with 5% containment.
Evacuations are still in effect for over a dozen zones within the areas of these two fires and major roadways like Highway 97 at Interstate 5 are closed.
The Roseville Fire Department shared on Friday that one of their brush rigs will be heading to assist with the Mill Fire as a part of a strike team composed of units from the greater Sacramento/Placer area.