Little Valley evacuations lifted, dry conditions fueled fire
Tuesday, Aug. 5 — A fire line has been held on the Bald Fire and evacuations for Little Valley residents have been lifted.
According to Eric Ewing, office of emergency services chief, the lightning-caused fire started July 30 in Shasta County and then burned into Lassen County. It is just under 40,000 acres.
“It progressed rapidly toward the east and the northeast through that time period,” Ewing said.
He explained the progression of the wind is to blow northeast, which it did for one day but Ewing said the wind then blew south moving the fire closer to Little Valley. Evacuations remained in place through early afternoon Tuesday, Aug. 5 due to one unchecked piece that hadn’t been able to have a line hold on it.