UPDATE ON WEED FIRE (Boles Fire) - as of Thursday, September 18, 11:00 a.m.
The Administration office phone lines (and all Lake Shastina land lines) are expected to be back in service late Friday.
Cal Fire estimates the fire to be 65% contained. Fire crews are mopping up hot spots around Hoy Road and Highway 97, and Highway 97 is now open. Lake Shastina fire crews are back in Lake Shastina.
Officer Rusty Owens of the Lake Shastina Public Safety Department lost his home and all belongings in the fire. The Administration building is taking donations at the front desk to help Officer Owens and his family rebuild their lives. Donations can also be made to the Officer Owens and Family relief fund at http://www.gofundme.com/OfcrOwensFamily.
Wednesday, September 17, 2:50 p.m.
The Administration office phone lines (and all Lake Shastina land lines) are still down. You are welcome to stop by the office for an update; continue to monitor this website for updates.
The Boles fire in Weed is fairly contained. Chief Mike Wilson and General Manager John McCarthy took a tour of the area this morning. Portions of Weed City are devastated, but the fire did not get into the Downtown area. It is centered on the hill where the schools are and down to the Lumber Mill.
There are still some hot spots in the Hoy Road area and around Hwy 97. Hwy 97 is open.
The high winds today, are problematic, but they have a lot of hand crews walking the grass areas to catch any flare ups. So in general, the worst of the potential for fire in Shastina has passed.
Our fire crews from Shastina, did an amazing job in Weed, and saved dozens of homes by containing the fire as it came down the hill. It was truly an amazing effort by all the Shastina volunteers and Chief Mike.
People are being asked to stay out of the Weed area.
Please remain calm. Right now there is no threat to Lake Shastina.