WEED, Calif-- On Sunday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office downgraded the Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning for the Mt. Shasta Vista Subdivision, County Road A-12 north and south, Harry Cash Road, 4 Corners (Big Springs Rd at County Road A-12) to Hart Road, north side of Hoy Road, North along Highway 97 to County Road A-12, Communities of Lake Shastina and Juniper Valley off Big Springs Road from Highway 97 to McDonald Lane on both east and west sides of Big Springs.
This is the second Evacuation Order to be reduced to an Evacuation Warning in the last few days as the sheriff's office reduced evacuation orders for the Lake Shastina and Carrick communities on Thursday.
For days, members of the Hmong community that live in the Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision have been asking the county to drop the evacuation order as the Lava Fire continued to move away from the area.
Some members of the community, that stayed behind in the evacuation order zone, even telling NewsWatch 12 that they were beginning to run out of drinking water.
Even with several areas back open in the area, sheriff officers say there are still many dangers that could remain in the area.
Officers are warning community members to be on the lookout for possible electrical wires on the ground, emergency and utility workers in the area, check gutters, decks, crawl spaces debris piles for ember and more.