Cal-Fire says multiple blazes in the Palermo area merged to become 3 significant fires that destroyed 2 homes Monday. The Lone Incident burned 298 acres before it was 100 percent contained. Cal Fire's Mary Ann Aldrich says 2 homes, 7 outbuildings, multiple vehicles, and ranch equipment were destroyed. One civilian was reported to have been injured because of smoke inhalation. At last report, authorities are still investigating the cause of the fires.
Meanwhile, a fire in Red Bluff burned more than 100 acres and forced evacuations Monday. The fire that started off Sale Lane was contained around 6:30 last night. At one point, a local motel and two apartment complexes were evacuated. The blaze damaged the Red Bluff Apartments and a motel pool area. No word yet what sparked that fire.