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All evacuation orders and warnings lifted within Mill Fire perimeter

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WEED, Calif. - All evacuation orders and warnings within the Mill Fire perimeter have been lifted. The fire sparked on September 9th and spread rapidly, devastating the communities of Weed and Lake Shastina in Siskiyou County, California. Two people were killed by the Mill fire and it destroyed 92 buildings. The fire is now under control and its burned a total of 3,935 acres. Containment now stands at 95% and fire officials expect to have full containment by Wednesday, the 14th.

There was no fire growth overnight. Fire personnel will continue to be engaged in mop up and tactical patrol until the fire has reached full containment. Today, fire crews say they will make use of the cooler temperatures and cloudy weather, which is expected to last until Wednesday. Officials want the public to know that fire apparatus and crews will be in the area for several weeks potentially. Since the area was burned by a wildfire, parts of it will remain hazardous for some time. When driving to your property, officials suggest being mindful of hazards.

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