Fire officials say they have control of Mountain Fire in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, CA.– The Mountain Fire grew 1,000 acres over the weekend due to a spot fire.

Fire officials said high winds are to blame.

The fire is currently burning over 13,000 acres in Siskiyou County near Weed.

It’s currently 65% contained.

Fire officials said they have a containment line around the entire perimeter of the fire.

Cal Fire’s Rich Martin said, “The crews have worked very hard and we have completed line around the perimeter of the spot fire and are actively engaged in suppression of it.”

Martin said the cooler weather is helping firefighters take control of the fire.

There are still over 1,400 firefighters working the fire.

Evacuation Information: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/emergencyservices/page/mill-and-mountain-fire-information

For the latest information on evacuations: https://community.zonehaven.com/?latlon=41.51232756340471,-122.5426218874793&%3Bz=9.488336194285893&z=8.870762694439003

NBC5 News reporter Derek Strom is from Renton, Washington. He recently graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University with a degree in Broadcast News and a minor in Sports Management. He played in the drumline with the WSU marching band. These days, he plays the guitar and piano. Derek is a devoted fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, and Kraken.
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