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More Than 100 Structures Burn As Wildfire Tears Through California Town

A fast-moving wildfire burned into the Northern California town of Weed Monday afternoon, forcing evacuations and burning more than 100 structures.

Posted on September 15, 2014, at 8:51 p.m. ET

Looking west to east toward Mt. Shasta over #Weed, CA. #Siskiyou @KRCR7 #BolesFire

Evan Schreiber@SchreiberEvan

Looking west to east toward Mt. Shasta over #Weed, CA. #Siskiyou @KRCR7 #BolesFire

5:47 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A fast-moving wildfire erupted near the Northern California town of Weed Monday afternoon, forcing evacuations and burning at least 100 structures, officials said.

"We're probably in excess of 100 structures lost," firefighters said as the out-of-control blaze burned near town, the Record Searchlight reported.

Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle the 300 acre #BolesFire in Siskiyou County. Over 100 structures damaged or destroyed.

CAL FIRE PIO Berlant@CALFIRE_PIO

Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle the 300 acre #BolesFire in Siskiyou County. Over 100 structures damaged or destroyed.

3:05 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#BolesFire is at 200 acres with 0% containment. 75 structures destroyed and 1,000 threatened. Details @ActionNewsNow

Pedro Quintana@jour_pedro

#BolesFire is at 200 acres with 0% containment. 75 structures destroyed and 1,000 threatened. Details @ActionNewsNow

1:43 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The fire is burning in Siskiyou County, near the Oregon border. Officials ordered evacuations of schools, businesses, and homes in the area.

Both Weed Elementary School and Weed High School were evacuated and residents in the towns of Weed, Carrick, and Lake Shastina were ordered to flee.
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Both Weed Elementary School and Weed High School were evacuated and residents in the towns of Weed, Carrick, and Lake Shastina were ordered to flee.

#Boles Fire has 1/2 of an Elementary school going good in the attic, All Buildings at the Mill are also taking off, #BreakingNews

Bernie Deyo@bd126

#Boles Fire has 1/2 of an Elementary school going good in the attic, All Buildings at the Mill are also taking off, #BreakingNews

1:22 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

An evacuation center for the community was set up at Fairgrounds in Yreka, CalFire said.

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From the Caltrans traffic cam at the I-5, Hwy 97 crossover. #BolesFire

Siskiyou Daily News@Siskiyou_Daily

From the Caltrans traffic cam at the I-5, Hwy 97 crossover. #BolesFire

12:44 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The fire prompted emergency road closures in the area, including Interstate 5 — which connects California and Oregon — and State Route 97.

#BolesFire Power issue at Mt Shasta High School, RedCross seeking new shelter location. http://t.co/ykmSj6Exyv

YubaNet@YubaNet

#BolesFire Power issue at Mt Shasta High School, RedCross seeking new shelter location. http://t.co/ykmSj6Exyv

12:50 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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California fire officials said the blaze had burned more than 300 acres and the United States Forest Service had been called in to provide additional assistance.

The power grid in the area was also reportedly destroyed by the fire and power had been shut off.

#BolesFire in Weed, CA. Power grid to Weed has been destroyed and power is off as far north as Carrick.

Dispatch Demon@DispatchDemon

#BolesFire in Weed, CA. Power grid to Weed has been destroyed and power is off as far north as Carrick.

1:59 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Crazy pictures of houses in Weed destroyed by fire. Take a look at this @KDRV

NewsWatch 12@KDRV

Crazy pictures of houses in Weed destroyed by fire. Take a look at this @KDRV

4:06 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Roseburg Lumber Mill in #Weed is burning hot and heavy. It's one of the top priorities for fire crews #BolesFire

Randa Gore@RandaGore

The Roseburg Lumber Mill in #Weed is burning hot and heavy. It's one of the top priorities for fire crews #BolesFire

4:53 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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