Oregon fire destroys structure, causes school closings

PHOTO: Adam McAllister, Chief Photographer

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - At least one structure has burned in the 650 acre Oregon fire burning northwest of Weaverville. As of Monday morning, the fire was 25% contained.

Photojournalist Adam McAllister captured video and pictures of the fire just before 9 p.m. Sunday. That is the only structure confirmed to have burned at this time. According to CAL FIRE more than 200 structures are threatened.

Weaverville schools will be closed Monday because of the Oregon Fire . Principal Keith Sprague said parents of the 700 students at both Weaverville Elementary School and Trinity High School should be getting calls telling them about the closure. Douglas City Elementary will also be closed Monday.

The Trinity County Sheriff's Office issued the following mandatory evacuations Sunday: Kelso St, Mulligan St, Willow Ave, Manzanita St, Reservoir Rd, Town Reservoir Rd, Tom Bell Rd, Angel Hill Rd, Brashaw Rd, Benoist Ln, Leslie Lane, Weaver Bally Rd, Weaver Bally Estates, Fisher Price Lane, Ridge Rd, Easter Avenue, Barbara Avenue, Garden Gulch, Browns Ranch Rd, Squires Lane, East Weaver Creek Rd, Airport Rd, Brooks Lane, and Squires Lane.

The Red Cross evacuation center was set up at Weaverville Elementary School. As of Sunday night, 17 people were registered there. The shelter will be moving at 8 a.m. Monday to the Weaverville First Baptist Church on Highway 299.

Highway 299 is open to one way controlled traffic with a CHP pilot car.

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