Mountain Fire Surpasses 3,300 Acres in Northern California

The Mountain Fire which broke out in Siskiyou County, northern California, on Friday, September 2, had burned 3,395 acres and was continuing to grow on Saturday morning, according to county officials.

Cal Fire said the blaze was consuming timber as it pushed north overnight, and that cause was under investigation.

Aerial footage from the Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS), a publicly funded aerial wildfire monitoring service, shows the Mountain Fire on Saturday.

Evacuation orders were in effect for several areas, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said.

The fire was one of two fires that ignited near the town of Weed on Friday. As the Mountain Fire burned west of Weed, the Mill Fire broke out north of the town and consumed “numerous” homes in Lincoln Heights community, according to authorities. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, yes, Intel 12. September 3rd, 2022, at 0609 hours in the morning. We're looking on scene of the mountain incident, SKU jurisdiction. We're mapping out at 3,395 acres.

Highlighted in the reticle, here, are the structures on the right flank-- about mid-way up the right flank. About 1,400 feet from the fire's edge to the structures down here. The structures are off the Gazelle Callahan Road.

We'll work our way up. Right shoulder, we have some spotting. And then, across the head, where the fire is working its way down into Skookum Gulch Coming down around the left shoulder. End of recording.