Cod Fire now 50% contained, evacuations lifted

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. – The Cod Fire burning in Hornbrook is now 50% contained.

That’s according to a Tuesday morning update from Cal Fire.

The fire, which broke out Monday evening off Cod Drive, has burned through 28 acres in Siskiyou County.

Cal Fire says significant progress was made overnight. Firefighters were able to improve control lines to enhance containment.

NBC5 News spoke with Cal Ore Siskiyou Unit’s Suzi Brady to learn more about how they are containing the fire.

“Many of our local government fire departments are assisting us with this,” said Brady. “Crews will be out there until it is 100% contained and there are no smokes. There’s a lot of brush and grass that’s out there. That’s the fuel loads that our firefighters are dealing with.”

Brady also says it’s important to stay prepared for situations like these and know your evacuation routes.

“Be prepared to go. Make sure they have their go bags. And they know two ways out from their residence in case one way does get blocked from other things. So besides that, we just want to make sure that they are registered in Alert 911 with Ready Siskiyou.”

More than 450 residents were under an evacuation order, but all orders and warnings have now been lifted.

Crews will mop up and secure control lines throughout the day on Tuesday.

The cause is under investigation.

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