On September 2, 2022, the Mill Fire began in Weed’s Lincoln Heights area and spread to Lake Shastina.
Saturday’s wildfires in Siskiyou County destroyed a historically black neighborhood in Weed and significant forestland west of the city.
Saturday night, just 25% of the 4,254-acre Mill Fire was contained. Weed and other northern settlements were evacuated.
The Lincoln Heights neighborhood and Lake Shastina experienced the worst damage, Weed Mayor Kim Greene said Saturday.
Greene said such people “appear to be most damaged.” The chart I glanced at last night suggests that many Lincoln Heights homes were demolished.
For the time being, all we’re doing is attempting to acquire a feel for the situation. Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit Chief Phil Anzo provided the same estimate to the Associated Press.
He also said that crews had worked constantly all day and night to protect structures in Weed and in Carrick, which is a development to the east of Weed.
The Associated Press reports that two individuals were transported by ambulance to the Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta.
Both were sent to the burn center at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where one was deemed to be in stable condition and the other was in serious condition.