37 Acre Fire Prompts Evacuations In Siskiyou County

The Martin Fire has burned 37 acres and is 60 percent contained.

Posted: Jun. 3, 2018 6:41 PM
Updated: Jun. 4, 2018 6:13 PM

UPDATE, June 4th, 6:00AM: The Martin Fire burned 37 acres and is 60 percent contained.
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UPDATE: At 8:00 p.m. Sunday night all evacuations will be lifted. According to Cal Fire no homes were damaged.

The Martin Fire is now 30% contained and no longer growing.

Crews will be on the scene throughout the night to put out any hotspots.
(07:59 p.m.)
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SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. -- A Siskiyou County fire, known as the Martin fire, is forcing hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes.

According to Cal Fire Siskiyou County Fire Unit, the Martin fire is over 10 acres and is located near Martin and Stanton Drive near Big Springs, CA. At least 300 people have evacuated from Mt. Shasta Vista, outisde of Big Springs, CA.

Authorities said they got calls about the fire around 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Firefighter officials say at least 150 structures are threatened and that there are structures that have been damaged or destroyed.

A shelter will be set up at the Yreka fairgrounds.

This is a developing story. 

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