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All evacuations lifted for Creek Incident fires, crews near containment

As of 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 2nd:

According to Cal Fire the Creek Incident is still 1,678 acres and is 97 percent contained.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30:

According to Cal Fire the Creek Incident is now at 1,678 acres and is 97 percent contained. Firefighters continue to mop up, patrol and strengthen containment lines. Fire suppression repair work will continue. Please use extreme caution while driving through the area due to fire personnel and equipment actively working in the fire area.

This article was last updated at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office and Cal Fire say all residents are being allowed to return to their homes at this time.

Fire crews will continue to mop up in the fire area for several more days. Please use extreme caution while moving through the area due to fire personnel and equipment actively working in the fire area.

Cal Fire says four homes have been destroyed as well as seven minor structures. One firefighter has been injured, and guard rails, roads, and power poles have been destroyed.

According to Cal Fire, the fires have burned 1,678 acres and are 85 percent contained.

Steep and difficult terrain is creating a challenge for firefighters working to access some areas near the Clear Creek gorge.

Crews are making progress increasing and strengthening containment lines around the perimeter of the fire, as well as mop up and the mitigation of hazardous trees.

Officials are searching for a vehicle they believe is connected to the person responsible for starting several fires burning near Redding.

The vehicle is described as a mid 90's light colored minivan.

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, as the Director of Emergency Services, executed a Proclamation declaring a local emergency due to the "clear and present danger the fires pose to the public".

Officials said this proclamation will be presented to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on June 26, 2018.


According to officials, there are five fires burning in the area and all of them combined are being called the Creek incident.

Summer school has been cancelled for Happy Valley Union School District due to the fire.

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