Siskiyou County is currently under a barrage of wildfire threats, with the growing Lava Fire now being joined by the Tenant Fire near Grass Lake. The Tenant Fire quickly grew to 200 acres, taking valuable firefighting resources away from the Lava Fire.
The Tenant Fire broke out near the intersection of US 97 and Tenant Road around 5:30 pm, spreading quickly just north of the Lava Fire. There is currently no containment on the Tenant Fire and it is unclear whether any structures sit in its path in rural Siskiyou County. There have been evacuation warnings issued for Butte Mountain and Juanita Lake.
Meanwhile, the Lava Fire has residents of Weed, California on edge as it grows closer to populated areas. On Monday afternoon, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office announced new evacuation orders in the region. Here are the current evacuation orders:
- Lake Shastina Area
- Juniper Valley Area
- Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision
- County Road A-12 north and south
- Harry Cash Road, 4 Corners to Hart Road
We will continue to update the situation as more information is made available.