Shirley Fire near Wofford Heights 90 percent contained, cause under investigation

1,000 homes were threatened

The Shirley Fire torched an estimated 2,646 acres with 90 percent of the fire contained, according to the Sequoia National Forest Service. 

All evacuations were lifted. Three buildings were destroyed, and all homes were kept safe. About 1,000 homes were threatened on Sunday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire fighting cost has cost $7.5 million to date. The fire started at around 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13.

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Several road closures remain for the area, and include the following: 

  • Rancheria Road, from its intersection with highway 155 then south approximately eight miles to its intersection with Sawmill Road.
  • Wagy Flat Road, from its intersection with Old State Road, then south for approximately three miles to the forest boundary in Section 10, Township 26 South, Range 32 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian. 
  • Sawmill Road, from its intersection with Rancheria Road, then east for approximately six miles to the forest boundary in Section 16, Township 26 South, Range 32 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian. 
  • Alder Creek Road, from Alder Creek Campground then south and east for approximately eight miles to its intersection with Rancheria Road.

The U.S. Forest Service said that residents, owners and lessees of property are exempt from the closures, as long as the closure does not fall within an evacuation area. The road closures listed above remain on effect until through June 30. 

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