Shasta County’s Bully fire Burns More Than 12,000 Acres

First, the good news: According to Cal-Fire, the Bully Fire that near the city of Redding in Shasta County is 86 percent contained. The bad? It has burned more than 12,000 acres. The fire began in July 11, which has given it plenty of time to spread across the region, causing fire personnel to struggle against the dry, hot conditions.

There still are approximately 1,500 firefighters tackling the Bully Fire, attempting to get it completely contained in the coming weeks. Sadly, the fire has resulted in 21 injuries, including one fatality. The fire has destroyed eight homes and 12 other structures in the county. 

The fire was traced back to an individual driving a fertilizer truck to his illegal marijuana garden in the area. The truck ended up sending grass on fire, causing the fire to quickly spread. He recently posted $10,000 bail at the Shasta County Jail.

Read more about the fire here.