Bully fire grows to 10,700 acres overnight

ONO, Calif. - Firefighters are starting to make progress on the Bully Fire burning in Shasta county.

CAL FIRE reported Thursday morning the fire had grown to 10,700 acres. It is currently 47% contained, with full containment expected next week.

Thirteen firefighters have been injured since the fire began on July 11th. Eighteen structures have been destroyed, including 8 homes.

All road closures have been lifted except Bully Choop Road. All mandatory evacuations have also been lifted. An advisory evacuation order remains in place for the Sunny Hill Road area. The evacuation center at Igo-Ono School has been closed, but the American Red Cross is still available to help residents.

According to CAL FIRE, the fire is making slope-driven runs in brush and is creeping in timber. Increased humidity and cloud cover have slowed spread rates in timber. There are 2,381 firefighters on scene.

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