Evacuations Lifted For Boles Fire

Evacuations were lifted Friday for residents of Weed affected by the Boles Fire. The final count is in on homes and other buildings destroyed by a wildfire that tore through Weed. Weed City Administrator Ron Stock said Thursday that 143 homes and 9 other buildings were destroyed. The other buildings include churches and office buildings. Officials previously said 110 homes were destroyed and 90 others were damaged. Stock says he hopes the state will declare the burned debris hazardous waste to speed its removal and defray costs. The state would cover 75 percent of the cost and the city 25 percent if the debris receives that designation. The Weed City Council has declared a local state of emergency opening up federal and state money to help in the aftermath. Governor Jerry Brown has already declared a state of emergency in Siskiyou County. Classes at Weed Elementary School should resume sometime next week. Part of the school was damaged by the fire. The Boles Fire is 95 percent contained and has burned 479 Acres. Residents are being warned to watch for hazards when they do return home. Cal-Fire is offering a 10-Thousand Dollar reward for information on the cause of the fire. Call 1-800-468-4408.