REDDING, Calif. - The Bully Fire has grown to 8,100 acres as of Tuesday. That makes the fire 27 acres larger than the Clover Fire that ravaged the Northstate in September of 2013. The fire has been burning since Friday in the Ono area southwest of Redding. Containment is 20 percent.
CAL FIRE officials say most of the recent growth has been in the fire's interior rather than an expansion of its perimeter.
18 structures have been destroyed by the fire including eight residences, and 68 structures are threatened.
Ten firefighters have been hurt battling the fire. All of them suffered only minor injuries.
There are mandatory evacuations for Big Foot Road and Sunny Hill Road. There are also advisory evacuations for anyone living east to Rainbow Lake Road.
Several roads in the area are closed, including Platina Road and Sunny Hill Road.
An evacuation shelter has been established at Igo-Ono Elementary School, at 6429 Placer Street in Igo.
The American Red Cross will be available for assistance.
For Assistance with Animals, contact Shasta County Animal Control at: 530-245-6540
There are more than 2200 fire personnel fighting the fire. CAL FIRE said the fire continued to grow during the day Monday with active burning fanned by winds. The limited access to the fire area continues to be a major challenge. Additional crews are being assigned to the fire-lines.
With the current weather conditions and elevated fire danger, CAL FIRE is asking everyone to use extreme caution. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.readyforwildfire.org.