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Boles Fire destroys over 100 Structures in Weed, evacuations in place
Weed - A dangerous fire north of Redding closes down I-5 and has authorities going door to door to evacuate citizens.
It started in Weed around 1:30 Monday afternoon. 100 homes have been destroyed and at least 1,500 people have been evacuated. The town’s Catholic church was burned to the ground and a lumber mill has been damaged.
An evacuation center has been set up at the county fairgrounds in Yreka.
The blaze is estimated at over 350 acres and is 15% contained.