Cal Fire crews are hurrying to throw containment lines around a fire burning on the outskirts of the town of Weaverville, in Trinity County northwest of Redding.
The Oregon Fire broke out Sunday afternoon after a boat trailer became unhitched on Highway 299 just west of town. The trailer threw sparks into roadside brush before it crashed on the edge of the road, igniting a brush fire that quickly burned across about 650 acres.
Trinity County sheriff's officials ordered the evacuation of about 200 homes on the edge of Weaverville, a Gold Rush-era town with about 3,600 residents. Those evacuation orders were lifted Monday as the blaze burned away from the settlement and a force of more than 800 firefighters made progress building control lines.
The fire was reported 25 percent contained at midday Monday.
Farther north, firefighters are still contending with two major blazes that have been spreading in the Klamath National Forest for weeks.