Some Lewiston residents living on or near roads leading to Odd Fellows Camp Road were evacuated from their homes Friday evening as firefighters knocked down a wildland fire south of the location. According to Cal Fire reports, the fire was first reported at 5:25 p.m. Friday, July 31.
The lightly wooded area has one road leading back to Highway 299 across from Trinity Dam Boulevard. Sheriff’s deputies stationed at the highway and farther up the road kept motorists from stopping and blocking the narrow roads used by Cal Fire to make access. Area residents gathered near Highway 299.
Cal Fire reports said the fire burned about 3.9 acres and kept personnel in the area overnight. On Friday, Cal Fire sent two air tankers, two helicopters, three crews, one bulldozer, three water tenders, and nine engines. The next day, two engines and a hand crew remained to snuff the fire, which was considered contained by late afternoon. Weaverville Fire Department assisted.
Cal Fire said the cause is still under investigation. No structures were directly threatened and no injuries were reported.