Aerial Footage Shows Growing Mill Fire in Northern California

A fast-growing wildfire exploded to over 2,500 acres is size in California’s Siskiyou County, prompting mandatory evacuations on the afternoon of Friday, September 2.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office issued immediate evacuation orders for surrounding areas as the Mill Fire reached 2,580 acres. A local community college and a nearby highway were also forced to close.

According to local news reports citing officials, multiple structures were destroyed by the blaze on Friday. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Aerial video from FIRIS shows the fire was mapped at only 555 acres around 2 pm local time. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh yes, Intel 1, 2. On the Mill incident, [? Siskiyou ?] 555 acres near the town of Weed.

Fire has a rapid rate of spread, not much control line on this in the town of Weed. Infrared-- several large spot fires. Numerous aircraft on order and on scene. Several structures lost in this area. Just on the north end of town, end of recording.