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Fire Crews Battle Several Fires Under Early Season Red Flag Conditions

A number of fires caused damage in Tehama, Glenn and Butte Counties Tuesday. A fire southwest of Red Bluff threatened multiple structures. The Wilder Fire started Tuesday morning near Wilder Road and Live Oak Road, forcing evacuation warnings for area residents. There was some structural damage to some greenhouses, according to the Dibble Creek Volunteer Fire Company. Cal-Fire says it was contained at 90 acres at around 4 O’clock.

A residential structure fire in Rancho Tehama spread to vegetation. The Hillcrest Fire burned the home and a total of around 3 acres, with one resident injured.

What was first reported as a commercial structure fire on Rodeo Avenue in West Chico Tuesday burned dozens of cars. The fire threatened two homes and several large commercial buildings, but there was no structural damage. The vegetation fire burned about 3 acres. 25 vehicles and two boats were destroyed. Another 20 vehicles were damaged.

A fire on the west side of Orland burned around 60 acres and destroyed at least one home and 14 outbuildings, according to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. Many evacuations were ordered but have since been lifted.