Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter in an 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, interview shares his department's response in conducting evacuations late Wednesday on Day Road from Schneider Ranch Road north to the end of Day Road. Evacuation advisories were issued for homes along Widow Valley Road and the Lookout Ranchettes as the lightning-caused blaze consumed 4,500 acres in just a matter of hours. Firefighters shown in the video include crews of women from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Malibu. A second fire, the Bald Fire, had burned 1,700 acres by late Thursday afternoon in a remote area of the Lassen National Forest near Bald Mountain about 8 miles southeast of Fall River Mills. There were no structures threatened. The fires were among 17 confirmed from 30 fire reports received on Wednesday.

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