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Badger Fire is now 85% contained

The Badger Fire burns northwest of Yreka, along Hawkinsville Humbug road.

Posted: Jul 18, 2020 4:53 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2020 10:03 AM

YREKA, Calif. — Cal Fire says the Badger Fire north of Yreka is now 85 percent contained. 

The fire is still 557 acres. All of the evacuations have been lifted. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 


Cal Fire has lifted all evacuation orders and warnings near the Badger Fire northwest of Yreka, with crews raising containment on a fire that has threatened homes since Saturday.

As of Tuesday night, Cal Fire reported that the Badger Fire covered at least 557 acres, with 45 percent of the fire contained.

An evacuation order was put in place for residents on Hawkinsville Humbug Road, and roads that branch from Hawkinsville Humbug. There was also an evacuation order for residents that live on the west side of Highway 263 north to and including Old Shasta River Road.

Residents living on Highway 263 from Old Shasta River Road to Hudson Road were placed under an evacuation warning, plus residences south of Hawkinsville Humbug Road to and including Loafer Hill Road.

As of Tuesday night, all of these evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted entirely, Cal Fire said.

Aa Red Cross Evacuation Shelter was set up at Jackson Street Elementary School in Yreka. The address for that shelter is 405 Jackson Street, Yreka, CA 96097.

NewsWatch 12's Josh Shelton says there are coronavirus precautions in place at the emergency shelter in Yreka. That includes temperature checks, and people are asked if they have any coronavirus symptoms. 

Cal Fire says the cause of the Badger Fire is still under investigation.

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