Mill Fire forces mandatory evacuations in Siskiyou County

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David Bienick of KCRA 3 toured the community of Weed a day after a devastating fire swept through the city, destroying about 150 buildings, most of them homes.

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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The Grace Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Weed was destroyed in the so-called Boles Fire. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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A burnt bible page located outside the church destroyed by a fire that swept through the town of Weed on Monday. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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A church bell in the Catholic Church of the Holy Family, which was destroyed by the devastating weed fire.

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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A section of Weed Elementary School damaged by the fire. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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Trees outside the town of Weed that were charred on Monday. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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Water in a community center pool next to the Weed Library. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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The remains of the Weed Community Center with Mount Shasta in the background. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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There is nothing left in the Weed Library after Monday’s devastating fire, except for a few shelves. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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This cat was found by firefighters hiding in a closet of a house damaged by the fire. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: Photo Courtesy of Jeff Hunter, OES

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The cat suffered some burns to his whiskers, but was otherwise unharmed. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: Photo Courtesy of Jeff Hunter, OES

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An electrician cut pipes in one of the neighborhoods badly damaged by the fire on Monday. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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This house on Center and Arbaugh streets in Weed was untouched by the fire; however, the house on the left and across the street was destroyed. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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These two trucks are covered with a red flame retardant that was used in the firefight. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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A charred car was badly damaged near Morris and Oak streets in Weed.

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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Fire retardant from the firefight covers a car parked in a flame-damaged neighborhood. (September 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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A fire crew sprays hot spots in the community of Weed. (Sept 16, 2014)

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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On Tuesday, the fire service was busy mopping up hotspots in Weed. Many people who had to flee have left their belongings outside their homes.

PHOTO: David Bienick/KCRA

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Firefighters gain ground in a wildfire that swept through the distant Northern California town of Weed on Tuesday, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church.

PHOTO: you local

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Firefighters gain ground in a wildfire that swept through the distant Northern California town of Weed on Tuesday, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church.

PHOTO: you local

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Firefighters gain ground in a wildfire that swept through the distant Northern California town of Weed on Tuesday, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church.

PHOTO: you local

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Firefighters gain ground in a wildfire that swept through the distant Northern California town of Weed on Tuesday, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church.

PHOTO: you local

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Firefighters gain ground in a wildfire that swept through the distant Northern California town of Weed on Tuesday, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church.

PHOTO: you local

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Firefighters gain ground in a wildfire that swept through the distant Northern California town of Weed on Tuesday, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church.

PHOTO: you local

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Firefighters gain ground in a wildfire that swept through the distant Northern California town of Weed on Tuesday, damaging or destroying 100 homes and a church.

PHOTO: you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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On Monday, the Boles Fire forced more than 1,500 people from their homes near Weed, in Siskiyou County (September 15, 2014).

PHOTO: Mary T. Clark/you local

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@bostonN took the following photo of the Boles Fire in Weed. (September 15, 2014)

PHOTO: @bostonN/Twitter

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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