Officials estimate a thousand people have been displaced in Mendocino County by wildfires there. Also, Aat least 14,000 people are under evacuation orders in an and around Redding which has been hit by deadly wildfires.
Lake County sheriff’s Lt. Corey Paulich said Monday that two blazes are encroaching on Lakeport, Upper Lake and Nice but have not yet reached heavily populated areas.
Paulich says residents have been heeding evacuation orders because they have seen the destruction caused by past fires.
The county has been hit by several wildfires since 2015 that destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least four people.
The huge blaze near Redding has displaced 38,000 from their homes and killed six people.
Fire officials say the deadly blaze has slowed its growth after days of rapid expansion.
The blaze burning for more than a week has scorched 155 square miles (400 square kilometers) and destroyed 723 homes.
Also, a bank account has been established to assist those in need from the Redding Carr Fire.
Donations can be made at any of our three Redwood Capital Bank branches, Eureka, Fortuna and Arcata. The account is Humboldt Cares – Redding Fire Fund.
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Jul. 30, 2018 2:38 PM CST