Updated 06:49 p.m., June 29, 2007
Updated: Fire southwest of Redding half contained - Fire near Clear Creek Road
A wildfire that threatened close to 100 homes in a subdivision between Clear Creek and Texas Springs roads was half contained at 6 p.m. today.
Full containment of the 200-acre Creek Fire is expected at midnight, said Doug Wenham, a state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman.
While the closure of Texas Springs Road was lifted about 5:30 p.m., he said, an evacuation order for neighborhoods south of the road was expected to remain in effect until 8 p.m.
Because of heavy equipment and firefighters on the roadway, Wenham said, Clear Creek Road probably will be closed throughout the night between Honeybee Road and Cloverdale Road."