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Evacuations still in place as crews make progress in dousing Sites Fire in Colusa County | Update

Officials revised down the size of the fire by nearly half to 540 acres. The reason for the revision was due to better mapping, CAL FIRE said.

Update 5 a.m.

COLUSA COUNTY, Calif. -- Crews are making progress in their efforts to put out the so-called Sites Fire that started in Colusa County Sunday evening. 

As of 7:30 a.m. Monday he fire was 40% contained.

Officials revised down the size of the fire by nearly half to 540 acres. The reason for the revision was due to better mapping, CAL FIRE said.

Evacuations remain in place for residents living in the following areas: 3308 Sites Lodoga Road in Colusa County and Squaw Creek Road in Colusa County. Authorities have closed Sites Lodoga Road to Lodoga Stonyford Road and Sites Lodoga Road to the community sites.

CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit added a new photo.

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Cal Fire officials announced mandatory evacuations in Colusa County due to the Sites Fire.

Officials said the Sites Fire is burning near the 3000 block of Sites Lodoga Road, southeast of Stonyford, and they are calling for mandatory evacuations in nearby Colusa County.

As of the latest update, the Sites Fire was said to be at 1,000 acres and growing at a dangerous rate of spread. Cal Fire LNU said the winds on the hill are causing the high rate spread for the fire.

Twelve structures are threatened by the fire, and there is currently no containment on the blaze.

Evacuations:

  • 3308 Sites Lodoga Road in Colusa County
  • Squaw Creek Road in Colusa County

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