Lincoln Heights, a Black Northern California community, mostly destroyed by wildfire

The fire began Sept. 2 and wasn’t fully contained until Sept. 13.

The future of a historic Black community in Northern California remains uncertain after a ferocious fire last month devastated much of it, The Seattle Times reports. 

The fire began on Sept. 2 at an old mill building called The Mill Fire located in the town of Weed, where the Lincoln Heights neighborhood is located. The wildfire quickly spread to nearby vegetation and burned nearly 4,000 acres before it was fully contained on Sept. 13, KCRA reported

At least three people were injured and two deaths — Marilyn Hilliard, 73, and 65-year-old Lorenza Glover — were linked to the fire, the Siskiyou Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Glover died as she tried to escape the blaze and Hilliard allegedly suffered a fatal heart attack during the fire, according to The Times.

The fire destroyed dozens of homes and 118 structures and damaged 26 other buildings,

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