Dozers brought in to create fire line between Burney and Eiler Fire

Eiler Fire line around Burney #firstlook

The Eiler Fire was burning five miles southeast of Burney as of Saturday night. The fire is burning from west to north leaving the town directly in the path of the fire.

Firefighters have brought in more than 10 bull-dozers to create a fire line between the fire and the town of Burney. Officials on the scene said if the line does not hold, they may have to evacuate the town.

At least four structures were destroyed by the fire today.

Firefighters are dedicating all available assets towards the fire in an attempt to contain the blaze.

"The fire is moving quickly. Residents of these areas must take these preparatory advisements for evacuation seriously. Persons with disabilities, or others, may wish to evacuate voluntarily in advance," said the Shasta County Sheriff's Office in a press release.

Sheriff Tom Bosenko will present a request for local emergency declaration ratification by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on or before Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

forest service say the fire is telling them what to do.
     the fire is burning to the west and north.
     today was a very active day in the area surrounding burney.
     there are a lot of huge trees.. the drought is really taking its toll.
       officials are telling me that its been tought to get a grip on things... and will be easier once the smoke lifts.
     there's been some retardant drops.. moving forward.. lookingat tomorrow.. they've ordered 1-thousand additional sources.

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