Sand Fire nears containment: 66 structures destroyed
CAL FIRE'S SHASTA TRINITY UNIT, left to right, Tanner Sisneros, Kim Fullingim, Kole Oliver and Brian George gather for a briefing along Freshwater Lane on Sand Fire containment Monday. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
The Sand Fire has been kept at bay at 3,800 acres burned with 80 percent containment.
About 50 people milled about the Ponderosa High School cafeteria waiting for an update Monday morning. Most were evacuees, waiting to hear whether roads had been opened so they could go home, wondering if they still had a home to go to. A few, including married couple Rick Ogden and Colleen O'Key, who the Mountain Democrat spoke to the previous day, already knew their home was gone.
A few minutes after 9 a.m., Cal Fire Battalion Chief Scott ... Continue Reading