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Crew Battling Fires Across North State, Smoke Drifting Into Redding

Firefighters have been working overnight to try and gain some containment on a fire in the Igo/Ono area. The Platina Fire is burning near Platina Road and Big Foot Road. It started a little before 4 O’clock Sunday afternoon and has burned 250 acres. Winds died down Monday morning, allowing crews to gain 15% containment. No structures have been damaged, but an evacuation advisory has been issued for residents between Big Foot Road and Bully Choop Road, meaning they should be prepared to leave if a mandatory evacuation order is issued. There are 258 personnel working the Platina Fire, including 36 engine crews, 8 hand crews, 6 dozers, 9 water tenders, 3 helicopters and a number of air tankers.

A fire is raging out of control west of Susanville near Hog Flat Reservoir. The Hog Fire started Saturday, and has burned at least 5,800 acres with no containment. Much of the smoke seen in the Redding area has drifted from the Hog Fire.

A fire near Yreka has forced evacuations for the community of Hawkinsville. The Badger Fire started Saturday near Badger Mountain Road and Hawkinsville Humbug Road. It had burned 450 acres at last report with 15% containment.

A fire north of Lakehead near Pollard Flat and Gibson Road has Northbound Interstate 5 reduced to one lane. The Gibson Fire is fully contained after burning 35 acres, according to the Forest Service.