A terrifying scene unfolded Friday afternoon as California‘s wind-whipped Mill Fire tore through tinder-dry vegetation and devoured homes surrounding Weed, a little town in Siskiyou County that’s 280 miles north of SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. By Saturday, the winds had calmed and firefighters stopped the wildfire‘s rapid spread, however the devastation from your day before became apparent. Wildfire photographers on the floor captured images of gutted cars, piles of ash which were once homes and the torched, blackened landscape.
It will require several days for Cal Fire to nail down how many homes were destroyed on Friday. Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit Chief Phil Anzo said crews worked all day long and night to safeguard structures in Weed and in a subdivision to the east referred to as Carrick Addition. He said about 100 structures were destroyed.