Forward progress has been stopped of a vegetation fire in Northern California’s Shasta County that triggered evacuation orders.
About 2 p.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported that firefighters were responding to a 15-acre fire at Pine Meadow Place and Cloverdale Road in the community of Happy Valley. By 3:25 p.m., the Pine fire had grown to 50 acres.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office announced evacuation orders for those living on Cloverdale Road, Clover Lane, Dale Lane and Hiding Place.
Cloverdale Road has been closed at Cobblestone Lane and Heavenly Valley Lane.
About 3:45 p.m., fire officials announced forward progress had stopped and the fire was 25% contained. The fire, they said, had been caused by mowing.
An evacuation center has been established at West Valley High School.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.