Carr, French Gulch

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  • Incident Name: Carr, French Gulch
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE SHU
  • Size (acres): 229,651
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: Sept. 1, 2018
  • Personnel: 586
  • Structures Destroyed: 1,604

Carr, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, NPS. Four miles south of French Gulch, CA. Brush, tall grass and hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. Road, area and trail closures in effect.

August 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Mop-up and suppression repair is ongoing, BAER team is assigned. Type 3 organization is assigned.

August 25, 2018 at 10:12 AM

Firefighters will continue to extinguish interior hotspots and secure the containment lines. Fire suppression repair is ongoing.

August 23, 2018 at 7:58 AM

Firefighters will continue to extinguish interior hotspots and secure the containment lines. Fire suppression repair is ongoing. Residents and the public are able to travel along State Route 299, however, they are asked to drive safely as fire crews and emergency personnel are still working in the area.

August 21, 2018 at 8:55 AM

Minimal fire behavior observed with creeping and backing. There are some areas of heavy timber fuels that still challenge firefighting efforts. Heavy smoke over area has continued to significantly reduced fire activity.

Mop and patrol status continues in portions of the fire, primarily in the southern portion and within the Redding city limits. Areas which continue to be impacted or threatened include Chappie Off Hwy Vehicle Park, heritage sites of the Wintu Native American tribe, historic mining sites, powerline infrastructure, various local watersheds, T&E species and both private and federal timber lands. National Guard continues to assist in suppression repair activities. Whiskeytown Park will remain closed for the summer.

Heavy smoke over the area has continued to significantly reduced fire activity but pockets of unburned fuels may continue to burn within the perimeter. Heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts. The damage inspection teams have now completed their assessments within the current fire area. Residents and the public are able to travel along State Route 299in both directions, however, they are asked to drive safely as fire crews and emergency personnel are still working in the area.

August 20, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Heavy smoke over the area has continued to significantly reduced fire activity. Fire spread remains fuels and topography driven with high potential for roll out and spot fires. Heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts. Battling terrain driven winds in proximity of the lake have complicated the predictability of this activity. The fire continues to burn actively within containment lines. Residents and the public are able to travel along State Route 299,however, they are asked to drive safely as fire crews and emergency personnel are still working in the area.

August 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Fire has traveled further downslope towards lake where increased recoveries temper overnight activity. Reduced diurnal winds have also been a factor for decreased fire activity. Timber fuels continue to challenge firefighting due to heavy loading.

Smoke from the fire remains trapped by the morning inversion over the entire Redding area and the entire Sacramento Valley. This trapped smoke reduces visibility in the effected areas of the fire.

Heavy smoke laid over the fire last night as the inversion strengthened. Humidity recovery remained poor to moderate around 30-40% for much of the night with lows only in the 70s. Light northerly winds persisted. Main weather concern for the next operational period will be continued hot and dry conditions. The inversion will be strong through early afternoon with smoke lingering for much of the day. A late day weather system will pass through Oregon and may allow for some slightly stronger winds and weakening of the inversion. Daytime highs still in the 90s with afternoon humidity around 15%. Southerly afternoon winds to around 10 mph with gusts 15 mph if the inversion clears.

August 17, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Fire has traveled further downslope towards lake where increased recoveries temper overnight activity. Timber fuels continue to challenge firefighting due to heavy loading. Evening downslope/down canyon winds continue activity through the night on upper slopes.

Overnight humidity recovered to around 40-50% allowing for fire behavior to moderate with temperatures slowly falling into the 60s by morning. Southerly winds in the evening gradually turned northerly but remained light. For today smoke is forecast to hang in over Branch IV and V until midday or early afternoon. The inversion is forecast to lift by mid afternoon as warming and drying occurs with an upper low passing overhead. Winds near the surface will remain fairly light from the south but with some instability and stronger winds aloft the containment lines will be tested once again late in the operational period. Poor humidity recovery is forecast tonight with some light north winds. Warming and drying trend is forecast this weekend.

August 16, 2018 at 8:29 AM

Overnight inversion has tempered fire behavior below 3,500 elevation. Timber fuels have challenged firefighting due to heavy loading. Evening downslope/down canyon winds continue activity through the night. Inversion setup has maintained activity above 3,500.

All remaining evacuation orders related to the Carr fire are lifted. Per closure order CA-360-18-03 and 14-18-12, the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service will remain closed to the public until further review of potential hazards can be determined and mitigated.

Forecasted Weather for Next Operational Period: Smoke and haze will continue to increase today with high temperatures 91-98, and min humidity 14-22%. Southerly upslope winds will develop in the afternoon 3-6 with gusts to 12 mph at higher elevations.

August 14, 2018 at 8:06 PM

Safety is a priority as Firefighters strengthen containment lines through burning operations. Firefighters are mopping up and patrolling in less active areas of the fire. Fire spread is primarily fuels and topography driven within containment lines. Dense timber, dry vegetation, and terrain driven winds in the proximity of the lake have challenged Firefighters. Smoke over the area has moderated fire activity,however the potential for spot fires and roll out still exist.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 2 is extending road openings hours for State Route 299 between Redding and Weaverville, effective on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 P.M.
• August 14 and 15, 2018
Noon to 1:30 P.M.
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 A.M. next morning

August 14, 2018 at 10:01 AM

Fire crews will be conducting firing operations on the Carr Fire to strengthen control lines. There will be visible smoke for the next three to five days from the community of Lakehead, west of Shasta Lake, and the I-5 corridor.

Smoke over area has tempered fire activity. Spread is primarily fuels and topography driven with high potential for roll out
and spot fires. Heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts. Battling terrain driven winds have complicated the
predictability of this activity. Interior islands and green slopes present multiple opportunities for long range spotting as these
areas burn out.
Planned Actions for Next Operational Period:
Branch I: Backhaul garbage, hose, and water; mop up 500 feet.
Branch II: Hold fire in planned lines; fire interior islands; fall hazard trees, and trees that will threaten control lines; improve
and hold control lines; mop up 300 feet; backhaul garbage, hose, and water.
Branch III: Fall trees hazard trees; mop up 500 feet; pull hose lays; backhaul garbage, hose, and water; patrol.
Branch IV: Hold fire in planned lines; improve and hold control lines; prepare indirect control lines, begin if possible; prepare
for firing operations; mop up 300 feet; backhaul garbage, hose, and water.
Branch V: Prepare indirect control line for possible firing operation; fall hazard trees, and trees that will threaten control lines;
improve and hold control lines; mop up 300 feet; prepare for firing operations; backhaul garbage, hose, and water.
Suppression Repair: Repair fence; identify suppression repair needs; identify resources at risk working with OPS; water bar
where appropriate; do not disturb cultural sites; grade roads; repair fire lines, spread berms and slash piles.
Forecasted Weather for Next Operational Period: Smoke and haze will continue to increase today with high temperatures
88-95, and min humidity 14-22%. Southerly upslope winds will develop in the afternoon 2-6 with gusts to 11 mph at higher
elevations.

August 13, 2018 at 8:28 AM

The fire has returned to the normal diurnal wind pattern and will remain through the week, with weak southerly upslope flow in the afternoons into the evening, and northerly down valley flow overnight into the mornings. Humidity will rise slowly and slightly into mid week, when there will be a slight chance of thunderstorms well north of the fire.

Branch I looks good. Patrol status for the entire branch. Branch II most of it is in patrol status. A few interior islands close to the line occasionally flare up. OPS is looking at firing some of the islands. Branch III is in patrol status and mopping up, extinguishing some stump holes close to the line. Fire Suppression Repair is working in the branch. Equipment and their locations are being identified for pulling out; some hose has been pulled. Branch IV is in patrol status, securing spot fires, gaining more depth. Approximate one more day of line construction will be required for completion of the line down by the lake. Branch V held everything from the previous firing operation. Continuing to hold the line and evaluate. Division P is continuing to fire out as weather and fuels permit. Division S is in patrol status.

August 12, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Evacuation orders have been lifted for Rainbow Lake Road and subsidiary roads off of Rainbow Lake Road for residents only outside the fire perimeter. Residents entering the area will be required to provide documentation to verify residency.
Road Closures:
Rainbow Lake Road at Platina Road *Residents Only*

August 12, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Firefighters continue to improve containment lines, while mop-up and patrol efforts continue throughout the less active areas. Firefighters have been challenged by heavy timber and steep terrain. Fire spread is driven by the fuel and topography, with high potential for roll out, and spot fires. Interior islands of previously unburned vegetation continue to produce significant smoke.

Evacuations:

Shasta County:
Whiskeytown Park
Rainbow Lake

Trinity County:
Trininty Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd

August 11, 2018 at 8:38 AM

Smoke clearing over the area has increased fire activity. Spread is primarily fuels and topography driven with high probability of ignition to spot fires. Heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts. Battling terrain driven winds have complicated the predictability of this activity. Interior islands and green slopes present multiple opportunities for long range spotting as these areas burn out.

Red Flag Warnings remain in effect until 11 pm Saturday. Gusty southwest to westerly continue. The Southwest direction will be a direct threat to containment lines on the northern side of the fire. Winds become light southerly Saturday evening.

The impact to the City of Redding has been mitigated and Redding FD has withdrawn from unified command.
There will be a significant increase in acres due to the firing operations in the north end of the fire. The firing operations in
the north is complete. As the fire gains depth the overall acreage will continue to increase.
A second camp has been set up at Lakehead. This is a full camp. Briefings are held twice a day. It is to support resources
assigned in Branch IV. It reduces travel time and improves safety.
Highway 299 is open to the public during specified times. 1200 – 1400 with a pilot car and 1800 – 0500 with a pilot car; from
the Visitor’s Center to Sand House.

August 10, 2018 at 10:02 PM

Smoke has cleared over the fire area today, increasing the possibility of spot fires. Fire growth is primarily fueled by dry vegetation and steep terrain. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the fire area through 11:00 P.M. Saturday for hot, dry conditions and gusty winds.

Firefighters continue to build and improve containment lines, and perform burning operations in more active portions of the fire, while mop-up and patrol efforts continue throughout the less active areas.

August 10, 2018 at 8:14 AM

Red Flag Warning remained in effect overnight but south winds remained fairly light near the surface with extensive smoke over the fire. Overnight lows stayed in the 60s and lower 70s with moderate humidity recovery around 50%.

Red Flag Warnings remain in effect until 11 pm Saturday. The warnings are for continued breezy, hot and dry weather along with critically dry fuels. In addition a frontal passage is forecast on Friday afternoon and evening when wind gusts from 25-35 mph will be possible with shifting winds. The Southwest direction will be a direct threat to containment lines on the northern side of the fire.

There will be a significant increase in acres due to the firing operations in the north end of the fire. The firing operations in the north is complete. As the fire gains depth the overall acreage will continue to increase. A second camp has been set up at Lakehead. This is a full camp. Briefings are held twice a day. It is to support resources assigned in Branch IV. It reduces travel time and improves safety.

Highway 299 is open to the public during specified times. 1200 – 1400 with a pilot car and 1800 – 0500 with a pilot car; from the Visitor’s Center to Sand House.

August 9, 2018 at 10:35 PM

Extensive smoke from the Carr and other fires across the state continued to suppress temperatures and winds. The stable smoke layer kept highs in the upper 80s and 90s with humidity to around 15%. Generally light southerly winds continued but will begin to increase as Red Flag Warnings go into effect for tonight¿s operational period into Friday.

Red Flag Warnings remain in effect until 11 pm Saturday. The warnings are for continued hot and dry weather along with critically dry fuels. In addition a frontal passage is forecast on Friday afternoon and evening when wind gusts from 25-35 mph will be possible with shifting winds. The Southwest direction will be a direct threat to containment lines on the northern side of the fire.

August 9, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Shasta Community Service District (Old Shasta) remains under boil advisory. Please continue to boil your water in the Old Shasta area.

No other water systems have reported water quality issues.

During the fire, the water district was forced to make changes to the operation of its treatment plant to provide enough water to fight the fire. These changes made the water non-potable. While water demands are now decreasing, and the treatment plant operations are becoming more stable, they still have not been able to re-pressurize the entire distribution system. Once pressure has been restored to the entire distribution system, they will be able to test the water to determine if it is safe to drink.

August 9, 2018 at 9:42 AM

CARR FIRE FATALITY
We are saddened to report the death of a CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Mechanic from the Butte Unit assigned to the Carr Fire. He was killed early this morning as the result of a traffic accident on Highway 99 in Tehama County.

August 9, 2018 at 7:57 AM

A FUELS & FIRE BEHAVIOR ADVISORY has been issued for the PSA in and around the incident. A potential for extreme fire behavior and rapid fire spread due to low and dead fuel moistures and elevated fire danger rating values across much of northwest California.

Overnight winds continued to aid in scrubbing the smoke from the valleys and midslopes around the incident. Winds were terrain driven in the lowlands with breezy conditions on the high ridges. Relative humidity recoveries once again fell into the poor category. Today will feature increasing winds from the south with the ridgetops seeing the highest gusts. Gusty winds along with low relative humidity values have led to the Red Flag Warning for the region. Winds are expected to remain gusty through Saturday midday.

Repopulation yesterday occurred for the Ono area; Residents only on Muletown Road south from Redbluff Road,Ol Shasta; Residents only in French Gulch; all residents from Hwy 299 east of Trinity Dam Blvd to the Sandhouse on both sides; Trinity County east of Hwy 3 to Trinity Dam Blvd, north of Raspberry Lane to Tannery Gulch Road and all areas within.

August 8, 2018 at 10:46 PM

Smoke over the fire has tempered fire activity. Spread is primarily fuels and topography driven with pockets of activity.
Heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts. Battling terrain driven winds have complicated the predictability of this
activity. Burn period in upper elevations has considerable night time activity.

Evacuations:

Shasta County:

Whiskeytown Park
All areas on South Fork Road from Zogg Mine Rd to South Fork Road to include the areas of Bender Rd, Serenity Dr & Serenity Way

Trinity County:

Trinity/Shasta County Line at Buckhorn Summit Rd W. to Sandhouse Rd. All roads w/in this area North of Hwy 299
Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Lewiston Turn Pike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Trininty Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd

August 7, 2018 at 5:51 PM

Repopulation and Re-entry of Swasey Drive North from Lower Springs Road to Hwy 299.
WHEN: August 7, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.
WHERE: Evacuations orders have been lifted and residents may return home in the following areas.
All Residents on the West and East sides of Swasey Drive from Lower Springs Road to Hwy 299. **Residents Only**

Re-entry to all residents on the West and East sides of Swasey Drive from Lower Springs Road to Hwy 299. Access to this area will be via Placer Road to Swasey Drive. Red Bluff road will remain closed at Swasey Drive. Residents entering this area will be required to provide documentation of residency. Some residences may be without power and/or other utilities.

Road Closures

Swasey Drive at Lower Springs Road *Residents Only*
Swasey Drive at Red Bluff Road
Swasey Drive at Hwy 299

Some residents may only have limited access to their properties due to safety concerns.

August 7, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Overnight smoke settled into the valleys which in turn kept them warmer. It will take a bit of time in the morning for the smoke to start to thin, but we should see moderate sunlight by midday. This will allow temperatures to rise into the upper 90s for most. The airmass will be quite dry with relative humidity dropping into the low teens with some single digits possible. This will be the last stable day before we move into a transition period Wednesday into Thursday. Gusty winds and dry conditions are expected later Thursday through the end of the week.

Community of French Gulch remains threatened (it is an island of unburned fuel) and remains under mandatory evacuation. The community of Lewiston is currently under a mandatory evacuation order. Igo, Ono are both currently being threatened. Other areas or points of interest which are currently threatened or impacted include The Chappie Off Highway Vehicle Park (BLM); active and historic mining sites; Heritage sites of the Wintu Native American Tribe; 115KV and 230 KV power lines threatened Western Area Power Administration (WAPA); Shasta County Landfill; REU power generation plant; timberland (both private & federal).

August 6, 2018 at 9:11 PM

Smoke over fire area has tempered fire activity. Spread is primarily fuels and topography driven with pockets of activity. Heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts. Converging east and west winds have complicated the predictability of this activity. Burn period in upper elevations is nearly 18 hours with considerable activity after midnight.

No repopulation orders were issued today.

As the sun sets, we will start to see the smoke lower back to near the surface which will essentially put a blanket over much of the fire. This will keep temperatures a little warmer and help to limit the winds especially on the midslopes and valleys. Breezy northwest winds can be expected on the ridgetops with gusts up to 20mph

August 6, 2018 at 8:27 AM

Light southeast winds are expected for today with hot and dry conditions. Abundant smoke will remain in place, limiting the fire weather in the area. Haines is down to 4 for today.

Majority of Branch I continues to remain in patrol status. Division Y continues reinforcing primary lines. Divisions A & B had active fire today and have kept the fire with in control lines. Divisions D & F have kept the fire within the perimeter that was established yesterday. Aggressive mop up has been initiated in these areas. Division H completed firing down to Papoose Creek. A few spot fires were picked up on the opposing side of the canyon. Two dozerlines are in place from Eastside Road down to Trinity Lake. Division M continues to keep the fire on the east side of Eastside Road. Division P has dozerlines down to Shasta Lake completed. These lines are being re-enforced. The North contingency line is constructed and being improved. The community of Lewiston remains on a mandatory evacuation order.

Community of French Gulch remains threatened (it is an island of unburned fuel) and remains under mandatory evacuation. The community of Lewiston is currently under a mandatory evacuation order. Igo, Ono are both currently being threatened. The communities of Lewiston & French Gulch are currently under Mandatory Evacuations.

Other areas or points of interest which are currently threatened or impacted include The Chappie Off Highway Vehicle Park (BLM); active and historic mining sites; Heritage sites of the Wintu Native American Tribe; 115KV power lines threatened and 230 KV Western Area Power Administration (WAPA); Shasta County Landfill; REU power generation plant; timberland (both private & federal).

Hwy 299 closed in both directions. Power infrastructure for all of Trinity County (power lines serving the county) come from the Trinity Dam and are held by wooden poles. Disruption of power from the Trinity Dam will affect civilians along the northwest portion of California including Eureka, Weaverville and Fortuna. Threats to both private industries and timberlands.

Whiskeytown Park is closed for the summer. This impacts the local economy as this lake is a popular lake for camping, water skiing, fishing and swimming.

A major portion of the fire is a watershed for either the Sacramento River, Whiskeytown Lake, Trinity Lake or Shasta Lake. All of these provide water for consumption and will be effected with the winter rains. The fire area is also a desired area for deer hunters. T & E species include steelhead, chinook salmon; foothill yellow-legged frog, Northern Spotted Owl; American bald eagle and their associated habitat; Botanical species currently in and around the fire include Nuttall’s ribbon leaved pondweed, Canyon Creek stone crop, Howell’s alkali grass, blushing wild buckwheat, northern clarkia, Stanford’s arrowhead, Sulphur Creek brodiaea. The air quality of the northern Sacramento Valley.

August 5, 2018 at 8:03 PM

Observed fire behavior was active. Spread is primarily fuels and topography driven. Heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts. 1,080 residences have been destroyed and 190 residences have been damaged; 500 outbuildings are destroyed. Damage assessment is continuing.

A repopulation order was issued for the area along Keswick Dam Road & Coulder Dr and below to the Keswick Dam. However, approximately 21,500 civilians remain evacuated from the fire area.

Threats to the Iron Mountain Mine Superfund site has been mitigated.

Highway 299 remains closed in both directions.Three major Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) towers were destroyed which powers numerous Northern Coastal Comminities. Continued threat to 115kV and 230kV powerlines and Keswick Dam is restricted to minimal electrical output due to damaged powerlines.

August 5, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Evacuations orders have been lifted and residents may return home in the following areas.

Iron Mountain Road and Rock Creek Road area. **Residents Only**

Access into the area will only be via Keswick Dam Road.

Re-entry to residents on Iron Mountain Road and Rock Creek Road.

Access into this area will only be via Keswick Dam Road West from the Keswick Dam. Residents entering this area will be required to provide documentation to verify residency There will be a road closure on Iron Mountain Road at Rock Creek Road. No access will be permitted North on Iron Mountain Road from this closure. Iron Mountain Road will remain closed at SR- 299, Rock Creek Road will remain closed at SR-299,Granite Road will remain closed at Maverick Road and Miners Gulch at Rock Creek Road will remain closed. There will be no access into the old Shasta Township as this area remains under mandatory evacuation.

Road Closures:
Keswick Dam Road on the eastside of the Keswick Dam **Residents Only**
Iron Mountain Road at SR-299
Rock Creek Road at SR-299
Granite Road Just South of Maverick Road
Iron Mountain Road at Rock Creek
Miners Gulch at Rock Creek Road

Steep drainages, wind, and dry fuels challenged firefighting efforts overnight. Firefighters will continue to mitigate potential spot fires across control lines. Hot, dry, and unstable conditions are expected for today. Repopulation of residents affected by evacuations will continue as conditions permit.

August 4, 2018 at 9:39 PM

Observed fire behavior was extreme. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for this evening through 9pm today. Timber fuels have challenged firefighting efforts with crown fire runs, torching, and multiple spot fires. 1,078 residences have been destroyed and 190 residences have been damaged.; 500 outbuildings are destroyed. Damage assessment is continuing.

Approximately 21,500 civilians remain evacuated from the fire area. Threats to the Iron Mountain Mine Superfund site has been mitigated.

Highway 299 remains closed in both directions. Three major Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) towers were destroyed which powers numerous Northern Coastal Comminities. Continued threat to 115kV and 230kV powerlines and Keswick Dam is restricted to minimal electrical output due to damaged powerlines.

August 4, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Firefighters worked through the night to mitigate potential spot fires across control lines. Low humidity, winds, and an unstable atmosphere have increased fire activity. Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 9 p.m.

Repopulation of residents in the areas affected by evacuations will continue as conditions permit.

Last night the fire crossed the primary line in two spots, one of which is approximate 600-1000 acres. Crews are looking for new roads to construct new primary line in Division M. Division H had multiple spots which crews were able to quickly get on and control. Plans include to bring the dozerline down to Trinity River.

August 3, 2018 at 8:03 AM

Today’s objective is to keep the fire:

North of Cottonwood Creek to Highway 36
South of Dog Creek
East of Deer Lick Springs
West of Interstate 5

23,249 people remain evacuated.

Numbers of destroyed/damaged structures are to date. The entire fire has not been inspected. As more damaged or destroyed structures are located the numbers will adjust accordingly. 100% complete within the Redding City limits. Overall field collection is 97% complete.

Red Flag Warning is in effect for today through Saturday. Gusty north winds are expected over the fire area with poor recovery around 15-20%. Hot, dry and unstable conditions are expected again into Saturday morning. Smoke from the fire remains trapped by the morning inversion over the entire Redding area and the entire Sacramento Valley.This trapped smoke reduces visibility in the effected areas of the fire.

August 2, 2018 at 9:04 PM

Low relative humidity and an unstable atmosphere have increased fire behavior. Shifting winds, steep terrain, and dry fuels continue to challenge firefighters. A Red Flag Warning has been issued this evening through Saturday.Crews will work through the night to mitigate potential spot fires across control lines. Repopulation of residents in the areas affected by evacuations will continue as conditions permit.

August 2, 2018 at 6:13 AM

Control objectives for today

Keep fire:
North of Tehama County Line
South of Dog Creek
East of Deer Lick Springs
West of Interstate 5

Reduced smoke over southern areas has picked up activity. Shifting winds in timber fuels combined with steep drainages below control lines are contributing tops fire potential across lines. Fire continues to actively move through timber stands. Contiguous grass fuels with limited breaks contribute to rapid growth.

Numbers of destroyed structures are confirmed. The entire fire has not been inspected. As more damaged or destroyed structures are located the numbers will adjust accordingly. 100% complete within the Redding City limits. Overall field collection is 90% complete.

Repopulation orders continued yesterday. Mary Lake Subdivision was opened to residences only. A population of approximately 2,600 people.

Red Flag Warning is in effect for Thursday evening through Saturday. Light southeast winds are expected for today with hot and dry conditions. Winds will increase this evening with gusty North- Northwest winds continuing into the overnight. Gusty winds and poor recovery tonight will lead to critical fire weather conditions. Critical conditions are expected again for Friday night into Saturday morning.

August 1, 2018 at 8:49 PM

Reduced smoke cover over the southern portions of the incident has resulted in an increase in fire activity. Unstable conditions, shifting winds, steep terrain, and dry fuels continue to challenge firefighters. A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Thursday evening through Saturday. Winds increase this evening from the north northwest with gusts up to 35 mph along the ridges which will lead to critical fire weather conditions. Crews will work to mitigate potential spotting across control lines.

August 1, 2018 at 7:34 AM

A private dozer rolled over last night. The dozer operator is uninjured.

West side of fire is located in steep drainages with a North-South ridgeline. Timber fuels on each side of ridge have challenged firefighting efforts with crown fire runs, torching, and multiple spot fires. Converging east and west winds have complicated the predictability of this activity. Burn period in upper elevations is nearly 24 hours with most intense activity after midnight.

Breezy Northwest winds will continue this morning with good recoveries last night. Generally light southeast (up drainage) winds are expected during the daytime hours, with winds increasing into the evening hours from the northwest (down drainage) and continuing into the overnight. Hot, dry, and unstable conditions will occur this afternoon with a Haines of 6. Cooler temperatures expected for the weekend.

Hwy. 299 remains closed, a major travel route which has an significant financial impact on the local communities which thrive on tourism and is a major route for the logging industry. 115 KV & 230 KV (WAPA) powerlines are a continued threat. The hydro electric facility at Keswick Dam is restricted to output due to damaged powerlines and areas that have been evacuated. 1 of the 4 generators is being used. The National Guard has arrived and is actively engaged with Law Enforcement protecting the evacuated areas, as well as involved with suppression activities.

July 31, 2018 at 8:59 PM

Shifting winds, steep terrain, and previously unburned fuels are contributing to spot fire potential across lines. Firefighters will continue to build control lines to mitigate spotting despite these challenging conditions. Winds will increase this evening and into Wednesday. Repopulation of communities affected by evacuations will continue as conditions allow.

Moderate recoveries expected for tonight. Winds will increase this evening with breezy Northwest winds continuing into the overnight. Breezy north (drainage) winds will occur Wednesday morning near Clear Creek and elsewhere. Hot, dry, and unstable conditions continue through the week. Some cooling is expected by the weekend with increasing ridge winds.
Numbers of destroyed structures are confirmed. The entire fire has not been inspected. As more damaged or destroyed structures are located the numbers will adjust accordingly. 100% complete within the Redding City limits. Overall field collection is 75% complete.

July 31, 2018 at 12:39 PM

The Shasta County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and the Public Health Branch of the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency are advising all residents of Shasta County, to limit outdoor activities due to the continuing deterioration of air quality. Wildfire smoke Current particulate matter readings in the Redding area are in the UNHEALTHY to VERY UNHEALTHY range on the Air Quality Index (AQI 140-185 range). Current particulate matter readings in the Anderson area are in the UNHEALTHY range on the Air Quality Index (AQI 120-140 range). Certain areas may experience higher concentrations of smoke based on proximity to wildfires and current weather conditions. All members of the public, especially those with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, pregnant women, and children should remain alert, and if necessary, reduce or avoid all outdoor exertion when wildfire smoke is present.

July 31, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Evacuation orders have been lifted and residents may return home in the following areas

The communities of Summit City and Buckeye to include the following areas listed below

Lake Blvd north of Oasis Road to the Shasta Dam

Pine Grove Ave. west from Iron Horse Road to Lake Blvd.

Walker Mine Road to the overhead power lines. All residences on Walker Mine Road west of the overhead power lines remain under mandatory evacuations.

Quartz Hill road from Lake Blvd. just west of Counter Lane will be open. A closure will be in effect at Quartz Hill Road west of Counter Lane. All residences west of this closure point will remain under mandatory evacuations.

The public is asked to limit traffic in these areas to residents only.

July 31, 2018 at 10:47 AM

July 31, 2018 at 7:26 AM

Control objectives today:
Keep the fire:
North of Tehama County Line
South of Dog Creek
East of Deer Lick Springs
West of Interstate 5

West side of fire is located in steep drainages with a North-South ridgeline. Timber fuels on each side of ridge have
challenged firefighting efforts with crown fire runs, torching, and multiple spot fires. Converging east and west winds have
complicated the predictability of this activity.
Breezy Northwest winds will continue this morning with good recoveries last night. Generally light southeast winds are expected during the daytime hours, with winds increasing into the evening hours from the northwest and continuing into the overnight. Hot, dry, and unstable conditions will occur this afternoon.

27,227 people remain evacuated. Repopulation of communities affected by evacuations will continue as conditions allow.

Residential Structures Destroyed: 884
Commercial Structures Destroyed: 4
Other Destroyed: 348

Residential Structures Damaged: 169
Commercial Structures Damaged: 5
Other Damaged: 51

Evacuations:

Shasta County:
Community of French Gulch
SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit
Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas
South along Swasey Dr from SR299 to Placer Rd
West along Placer Rd from Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr
North from Prospect Dr to encompass Middle Town Park Ranch Land Area
Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to quartz Hill Rd
North at Lake Blvd and Oasis Rd to Pine Grove Ave
Pine Grove Ave North on Lake Blvd to Shasta Dam incorporating Summit City, North Belt Line, Walker Mine Rd and Flannigan Rd
Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Township of Igo
Cloverdale Rd from Placer Rd to Clear Creek Rd
Clear Creek Rd West from Cloverdale Rd to Honey Bee Rd
Shasta Dam Visitor Center
Shasta Dam Blvd at Sacramento Street West to Summit City
Placer Rd at Platina Rd to Buell Rd which includes South Fork Rd, Zogg Mine Road, Jenny Bird Lane, Horse Canyon
Rd and all residents West of Platina Rd between Placer Rd and Buell Rd
All areas on South Fork Road from Zogg Mine Rd to South Fork Road to include the areas of Bender Rd, Serenity Dr and Serenity Way

City of Redding:
West of Overhill Dr and North of SR 299
North of SR 299 and in the Sunset West and Senset Terrace Subdivision
North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Rd
Intersection of Placer Rd and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane

Trinity County:
Trinity/Shasta County Line at Buckhorn Summit Rd W. to Trinity Dam Rd. All roads w/in this area North of Hwy 299
Hwy 299 at Trinity Dam Blvd continuing north to Trinity Dam including Deadwood Road, Jennings Gulch Road, Eastman Gulch Road and Lewiston Turn Pike Road. This is to include all residences and side streets east of Trinity Dam Blvd within the Township of Lewiston
Hwy 299 at Trinity Dam Road west to Douglas City
Trinity Dam Road Blvd to Hwy 3 including all residences within Lewiston area to Trail Drive, Biggers Road, Steel Bridge Road, Lower Steel Bridge Road, Poker Bar Road, River Road, Quad P Road, Bridge Road, Red Lane, Old Highway, Lewiston Road, Ohio Lane, Lowden Way, Ponderosa Pines, River Front Road, Wellock Road, S. Ponderosa Pine, Coffin Road, Dirt Road, Benvenuto Way, Browns Mountain Road, Mountain Springs Road, Jobe Way, Steelhead Circle, Rebel Road, Quail Point Road, Lockhart Ranch Road, Prut Road, Upper Salt Flat Road, Salt Flat Road, Goose Ranch Road, Dredger Lane, Bacham Lane, Partridge Lane, Shady Lane, River Rock Road, Old Oak Road, Gulch Road and Lewiston Turn Pike Road
All roads and streets west of Trinity Dam Blvd and east of Lewiston Road
Deadwood Road east of Trinity Dam Blvd
All residences on Baker Road including Cooper Gulch, Posey Road, Lakeview Terrace and Pine Cove Marina including Eagle Mountain Road

July 30, 2018 at 9:59 PM

Water System Updates

The following water districts have a Boil Water Advisory in effect:

  • Shasta Community Service District (Old Shasta)
  • Clear Creek Community Service District
  • Centerville Community Service District

No other water systems have reported water quality issues. The water in City of Redding is safe to use and does NOT require boiling.

Boil water tips for those in water systems under advisory:

• Fill a pot with water

• Heat the water until bubbles come from the bottom of the pot to the top.

• Once the water reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for 1 minute.

• Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.

• Pour the water into a clean container with a cover for storage.

For additional information, please contact your water supplier.

July 30, 2018 at 9:56 PM

Shifting winds and and steep terrain continues to challenge firefighting efforts. Re-populations for portions of Happy Valley, Shasta Lake City and portions of Redding Delta St, River Park Highlands, and River Park Highlands occurred today. Multiple areas still remain under an evacuation order. A threat remains to the Iron Mountain Mine, critical infrastructure, and many areas with natural and historical value. Road and trail closures in effect including Highway 299.

July 30, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Evacuations orders have been lifted and residents may return home in the following areas:

  • The Happy Valley Community except for Cloverdale Road west of Heavenly Valley Lane
  • All residences on China Gulch Drive from Canyon Road to Oak Street and Oak Street south to the intersection of Cloverdale Road
  • Hawthorn Avenue from Happy Valley Road to Oak Street

Cloverdale Road at Heavenly Valley Lane will remain closed and all areas west of this closure will remain under mandatory evacuations

July 30, 2018 at 4:26 PM

Evacuations orders have been lifted and residents may return home in the following areas

Douglas City and communities along SR-299 East to Poker Bar Road.

Poker Bar Road northwest to Union Hill Rd.

*SR299 will be closed at Poker Bar Road to through traffic*

July 30, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Mary Lake Subdivision is not part of the Repopulation issued at 9:00 a.m. this morning. The East side of Eureka Way to Buenaventura Blvd. is open for residents.

Reminder that Placer Road is closed west of Buenaventura Blvd.

July 30, 2018 at 9:06 AM

REPOPULATION
WHEN: JULY 30, 2018 at 9:00 A.M.

Evacuations orders have been lifted and residents may return to the following areas:

Eureka Way to Buenaventura Blvd

Buenaventura Blvd from Hwy 299 (Eureka Way) to Hwy 273

Teton Road including the White Hawk Subdivision

Canyon Creek Drive including the Country Heights Subdivision

All surface streets off Westside Road including El Reno Lane, Kenyon Drive, Branstetter Lane and Cedars Road

Branstetter Lane to Texas Spring Road encompassing roads on Branstetter Lane

Hwy 273 at Westwood Drive including The Westwood Subdivision

Clear Creek Road from Hwy 273 to Honey Bee Road

NOTES: SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

July 30, 2018 at 7:05 AM

Shifting winds in timber fuels combined with steep drainages below control line are contributing to spot fire potential across lines. Contiguous grass fuels with limited breaks contribute to rapid growth.

723 residences, 3 commercial properties and 240 outbuildings confirmed destroyed.

July 30, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Control Objectives
-Keep the fire North of Cottonwood Creek to Highway 36
-Keep the fire South of Dog Creek Rd
-Keep the fire East of Deer Lick Springs Rd to Highway 3 to Highway 299 to Trinity Dam Blvd
-Keep the fire West of Interstate 5

Hot, dry, and unstable conditions expected again for today. Heavy smoke inversion will continue over the fire area for the next several days, keeping temperatures cooler and providing shading for fuels. The atmosphere remains primed for unstable conditions (Haines 6) for plume dominated fire if there is any clear air-along with alignment with fuels and topography. If a plume develops, the fire can produce it’s own weather, including strong localized winds and whirlwinds. Northwest winds will kick in this evening and continue into the early morning hours with north winds (drainage) by sunrise, coming out of the drainages. Similar weather for the next 7 days.

July 29, 2018 at 8:47 PM

Fire behavior remains active with short crown runs. Multiple structures continue to be threatened.

Evacuation orders for areas of; West Redding, South of Shasta Dam West of I-5, North of SR-299 (Sun Dial Bridge), West of Buenaventura and North of Clear Creek, North Happy Valley, Buckhorn Summit Road west to Trinity Dam Road up to the dam. Hwy 299 remains closed in both directions.

The threat remains to Keswick hydroelectric, Carr Powerhouse, Iron Mountain Mine Superfund Site, private timberlands, 115kV and 230kV powerlines including the Western Area Power Administration which powers numerous Northern Coastal Communities.

The number of displaced evacuees remains at 38,563 civilians.

Six hundred and twenty seven residence have been destroyed and 143 damaged. Damage assessment is ongoing.

July 29, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Control Objectives

-Keep the fire North of Cottonwood Creek to Highway 36
-Keep the fire South of Dog Creek Rd
-Keep the fire East of Deer Lick Springs Rd to Highway 3 to Highway 299 to Trinity Dam Blvd
-Keep the fire West of Interstate 5

Critical fire weather conditions continue again for today due to dryness, heat, unstable conditions and locally gusty winds during the late afternoon and evening. Heavy smoke over the region has kept temperatures cooler, provided good shading for the fuels, and kept the thermal low from strengthening over the valley. This heavy smoke will continue for the next couple days, with only limited improvements to visibility. The atmosphere is primed for unstable conditions (HAINES 6) and plume dominated fire if we do get any clear air and alignment of the fire with fuels and topography. If a plume develops, the fire can produce it’s own weather, including strong localized winds and whirlwinds. Northwest winds will kick in this evening and continue into the early morning hours with north winds by sunrise that are coming out of the drainages. Similar weather for the next 7 days.

Diurnal wind patterns atypical with increased night winds and calmer daytime conditions. This activity has resulted in greater growth and increased fire behavior during night operations.

A contingency line to the north of the fire is being construct by USFS in the Shasta Trinity NF. A southerly contingency line is being constructed at the Tehama County Line. A third contingency line is being constructed on Countyline Road. Lack of resources makes the construction progression slow Division O & P are opening the trails in The Chappie Off Highway Vehicle Park (BLM). Fire progression continues towards Ono & Igo.

Hwy. 299 remains closed, a major travel route which has an significant financial impact on the local communities which thrive on tourism and is a major route for the logging industry. 115 KV & 230 KV (WAPA) powerlines are a continued threat. The hydro electric facility at Keswick Dam is restricted to output due to damaged powerlines and areas that have been evacuated. 1 of the 4 generators is being used. The production from Shasta Dam may possibly resume later today. The National Guard has begun to arrive and is actively engaged with Law Enforcement protecting the evacuated areas. Majority of the National Guard are expected to arrive sometime Tuesday.

July 28, 2018 at 9:43 PM

ADVISORY EVACUATIONS
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: Hwy 299 at Trinity Dam Road west to Douglas City.

Trinity Dam Road Blvd to Hwy 3 including all residences within Lewiston area to Trail Drive, Biggers Road, Steel Bridge Road, Lower Steel Bridge Road, Poker Bar Road, River Road, Quad P Road, Bridge Road, Red Lane, Old Highway, Lewiston Road, Ohio Lane, Lowden Way, Ponderosa Pines, River Front Road, Wellock Road, S. Ponderosa Pine, Coffin Road,Dirt Road, Benvenuto Way, Browns Mountain Road, Mountain Springs Road, Jobe Way, Steelhead Circle, Rebel Road, Quail Point Road, Lockhart Ranch Road, Prut Road, Upper Salt Flat Road, Salt Flat Road,Goose Ranch Road, Dredger Lane, Bacham Lane, Partridge Lane, Shady Lane, River Rock Road, Old Oak Road, Gulch Road and Lewiston Turn Pike Road

All roads and streets west of Trinity Dam Blvd and east of Lewiston Road Deadwood Road east of Trinity Dam Blvd. All residences on Baker Road including Cooper Gulch, Posey Road, Lakeview Terrace and Pine Cove Marina including Eagle Mountain Road.

July 28, 2018 at 9:27 PM

Shasta County EOC: Donations and Shelter Updates

Shasta County continues to be impacted by the Carr Fire. If you would like to help the best way is through monetary donations to trusted organizations. Monetary donations are the easiest to manage and provide the means to purchase the exact items in need. Please utilize trusted organizations for monetary donations to avoid potential scams.

Organizations accepting donations:

  • American Red Cross
    • Monetary donations can be made atwww.redcross.org or
    • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • Tri Counties BankCarr Fire Fund 2018
    • Monetary donations can be made at any Tri Counties Bank branch or
    • Online at www.gofundme.com/tcb-2018-carr-fire-fund
      • Funds will be distributed through the United Way of Northern California and local non-profit emergency relief agencies directly serving fire victims with immediate needs.
  • Salvation Army
    • Monetary donations can be made at https://satruck.org
      • Select Online donations – Redding, CA
    • Physical donations can be made to:
      • Salvation Army at 2691 Larkspur Lane, Redding, CA
      • Only NEW items can be accepted. No used goods.
      • Items that are being collected include:
        • Pillows and blankets
        • Water and sports drinks
        • Any size and gender: T-shirts, socks, and underwear

Shelter Locations

Several locations are available for evacuation shelters in Shasta and Trinity Counties. Here is the current list of shelter locations available as of Saturday evening:

  • NEW – Foothill High School OPEN
    • 9733 Deschutes Rd. Palo Cedro, CA
  • Simpson College
    • 2211 College View Dr. Redding, CA
  • Crosspoint Community Church
    • 2960 Hartnell Ave. Redding, CA
  • Shasta College (at capacity)
    • 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA
  • Trinity High School
    • 1321 Victory Lane, Weaverville, CA

Thank you for the support for our community and those who have been impacted by this wildfire. For more information call 2-1-1 Shasta, 211norcal.org/shasta and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Shasta-County-Sheriffs-Office

July 28, 2018 at 7:39 PM

Extreme fire behavior continues to challenge firefighters as they work to establish containment lines. Erratic winds and hot dry conditions are contributing to spotting. Fire progression into the city of Redding has slowed. Red Flag Warning and heat advisory are in effect for the area through Monday 8AM. Winds, high temperatures, & dry vegetation still have the potential to fuel fire growth.

Mandatory Evacuation Orders
Community of French Gulch
SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit
Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas
South along Swasey Dr from SR299 to Placer Rd
West along Placer Rd from Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr
North from Prospect Dr to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area
West of Overhill Dr and North of SR 299
North of SR 299 and West of Spinmaker Rd to the end of Harlan Dr
Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to quartz Hill Rd
North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Rd, West of Market Street and Lake Blvd to Keswick Dam
North at Lake Blvd and Oasis Rd to Pine Grove Ave and Walker Mine Rd west of Cascade Rd/ I-5
Pine Grove Ave North on Lake Blvd to Shasta Dam incorporating Summit City, North Belt Line and Flannigan Rd
Intersection of Placer Rd and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane
Buenaventura Blvd from Placer Rd to Westside Rd
Westside Rd to Keyon Drive incorporating Country Heights and West Redding neighborhood
Buenaventura Blvd to SR 299 to Placer Rd
Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Cloverdale Rd
Cloverdale Rd from Placer Rd to Clear Creek Rd
Clear Creek Rd West from Cloverdale Rd to Honey Bee Rd
Shasta Dam Visitor Center
All of Shasta Dam Blvd
All of Shasta Lake City
Placer Rd from the Clear Creek Bridge to Clear Creek Rd
Placer Rd at Platina Rd to Buell Rd which includes South Fork Rd, Zogg Mine Road, Jenny Bird Lane, Horse Canyon Rd and all residents West of Platina Rd between Placer Rd and Buell Rd
All areas on South Fork Road from Zogg Mine Rd to South Fork Road to include the areas of Bender Rd, Serenity Dr and Serenity Way

 

July 28, 2018 at 4:35 PM

 

July 28, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Shasta College and Rolling Hills Casino at capacity. Evacuees may go to @SimpsonU 2211 College View Rdg, Crosspointe Community Church 2960 Hartnell Rdg, Grace Baptist Church 3782 Churn Creek Rdg

July 28, 2018 at 12:44 PM

July 28, 2018 at 12:19 PM

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: Cloverdale Road from Clear Creek Road East to Oak Street in the Community of Happy Valley.
Oak Street from Cloverdale Road to Palm Ave which includes Dale Lane, Panther Road and Heavenly Valley Lane.
Hawthorn Ave from Oak Street to Happy Valley Road.
China Gulch Drive from Oak Street to Canyon Road.
These closure areas include all residences north of Cloverdale Road, Hawthorn Road and China Gulch Drive.

Evacuation route for residents is EAST to Hwy 273 on all surface streets in this area.

July 28, 2018 at 8:33 AM

Current weather – 83, RH – 16%. RED FLAG WARNING and HEAT ADVISORY are in effect for the area. Weather is continued hot & sunny with highs near 108. Winds are north to northwest 6-11 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Long range forecasts show no relief from the triple digits in its forecast.

The fire spread has been active in all directions. Fire spread has been making significant runs. The threat to the City of Redding and French Gulch still remains. The communities of Igo, Ono, Gas Point are threatened as the spread south continues.

The forecast evening winds challenged operations for a fourth straight evening. Crews continue to prep structures and construct handline. Dozers have been active in all divisions. Evacuation centers are open at Shasta College, Cross Point Community Church. The Iron Mountain Mine has a continuous running pump, loss of power to the pump will result in a discharge of very hazardous waste materials into the Sacramento River. A second camp will be established in Redbluff to support the feeding and sleeping of additional personnel.

July 27, 2018 at 9:36 PM

Fire spread to the east has been pretty much stopped by the concrete and pavement of Redding. The spread is expected to make a northerly push with the predicted winds. The fire has established itself in the Clear Creek Drainage and is expect to continue move down canyon. The spot fire is expected to make a south push too.

Control objectives:

Keep the fire North of Clear Creek Road
South of Big Gulch
East of Hoadley Peak Repeater
West of Interstate 5

July 27, 2018 at 9:32 PM

Preliminary:
Structures Threatened: 4,978
Structures Destroyed: 500 destroyed, 75 damaged

Firefighters worked aggressively through the day to build containment lines around the Carr Fire. Continued hot dry weather is forecasted for the remainder of the weekend with triple digit temperatures. The winds, high temperatures and dry vegetation still have the potential to fuel fire growth. The number of damaged and destroyed structures reflected may change.

Mandatory Evacuation Orders:

Community of French Gulch
SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit
Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas
South along Swasey Dr from SR299 to Placer Rd
West along Placer Rd from Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr
North from Prospect Dr to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area
West of Overhill Dr and North of SR 299
North of SR 299 and West of Spinmaker Rd to the end of Harlan Dr
Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to quartz Hill Rd
North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Rd, West of Market Street and Lake Blvd to Keswick Dam
North at Lake Blvd and Oasis Rd to Pine Grove Ave and Walker Mine Rd west of Cascade Rd/ I-5
Pine Grove Ave North on Lake Blvd to Shasta Dam incorporating Summit City, North Belt Line and Flannigan Rd
Intersection of Placer Rd and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane
Buenaventura Blvd from Placer Rd to Westside Rd
Westside Rd to Keyon Drive incorporating Country Heights and West Redding neighborhood
Buenaventura Blvd to SR 299 to Placer Rd
Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Cloverdale Rd
Cloverdale Rd from Placer Rd to Clear Creek Rd
Clear Creek Rd West from Cloverdale Rd to Honey Bee Rd
Shasta Dam Visitor Center
All of Shasta Dam Blvd
All of Shasta Lake City
Placer Rd from the Clear Creek Bridge to Clear Creek Rd
Placer Rd at Platina Rd to Buell Rd which includes South Fork Rd, Zogg Mine Road, Jenny Bird Lane, Horse Canyon Rd and all residents West of Platina Rd between Placer Rd and Buell Rd
All areas on South Fork Road from Zogg Mine Rd to South Fork Road to include the areas of Bender Rd, Serenity Dr and Serenit Way
Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

Animal evacuation centers: Large Animal – Redding Rodeo Grounds 715 Auditorium Drive Redding, Ca.
Small Animal – Haven Humane 9417 East Side Drive Redding, Ca.

For information on evacuation notifications visit http://www.shascom911.com

Road Closures:

SR 299 from Buenaventura Boulevard to Buckhorn Summit Iron Mountain Rd at SR 299
Placer at Mule Town
Lower Springs Rd at Swasey Drive
Ridge Lane at SR 299
Buckhorn Summit at SR 299 (Eastbound) Keswick Dam Boulevard at Keswick Dam
Facility Caterpillar at Market
Lake at Keswick
North Point at Redwood
Market at Lake
Placer at Buenaventura
Railroad at Buenaventura
Texas Springs at Placer
Lake at Quartz Hill
Lake at Oasis
North Market South of Lake
Eureka Way at Court Street
Buenaventura at Keswick
Beltline at Oasis
Riviera at Howard
Elk Dr at Carnelian
Gas Point at Clear Creek Rd
SR-273 at Breslauer
SR-273 at Clear Creek
SR-273 at Westside Rd
SR-273 at Kenyon SR-273 at Branstetter
SR-273 at Bonnyville

July 27, 2018 at 3:21 PM

City of Redding news release

Shasta-Trinity Cal Fire has issued mandatory evacuations as a result of the Carr fire, which grew over the last couple of nights. The City reminds all residents to stay vigilant and aware of emergency situations today, as the situation may change rapidly and unexpectedly as it has done the last two days.

The fire has forced mandatory evacuations for many City residents. Current evacuations can be located on the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov. The current evacuation centers can be found at the following locations:

Shasta College at 11555 Old Oregon Trail
CrossPointe Community Church at 2960 Hartnell Ave.
Simpson University at 2211 College View Dr.
Neighborhood Church at 777 Loma Vista Dr.
Weaverville Elementary School at 31020 Hwy 3 in Weaverville

Redding Electric Utility (REU) reports 8,000 customers without power at this time. These customers are mostly located on the west and north portions of the City and there is no estimated time of restoration due to damaged towers and poles. In other portions of the City, REU will be suspending the rolling blackouts that have been taking place. REU encourages residents to conserve energy usage as much as possible. Turn off all unnecessary appliances, increase the temperature on air conditioner thermostats, and turn off lights when possible, although not at the expense of negatively affecting the health of residents and families.

Public Works reports no change to the status of the other municipal utilities; however, Solid Waste will be limiting routes that will be serviced today. A GIS map of today’s service area has been posted on the City of Redding Facebook page and is also attached to this press release. There are no boil advisories for City of Redding water utilities, and crews will be canvassing neighborhoods to turn off water meters, in neighborhoods that have been evacuated, to reduce waste and eliminate water run-off.

The Redding Public Library will be open today as a cooling and powering station. For those who need to escape the smoky conditions, need a cool place to rest and charge a cell phone, the Library is available. The Martin Luther King center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for youth who need a place to go. Redding Aquatic Center is closed for the weekend. All Summer Camps are canceled today. Staff will update the community on Sunday about next week’s schedule.

The National Guard is reported to have arrived in Redding to assist with fire and police duties. The police have and will continue to be monitor evacuated neighborhoods to prevent looting. There is no accurate count of damaged structures at this time. CAL FIRE will not commit to being able to assess structural damage and losses until the active fire reaches a status where it is manageable. At this time, CAL FIRE is focused on gaining control of the fire and updating the public on evacuation information.

Many residents are reporting an evacuation notice for Hilltop Drive. There is no evacuation notice for Hilltop at this time. City staff and CAL FIRE encourage residents to remain aware of evacuation notices throughout the day in the event that situations change.

All Redding residents should stay aware and on alert today and through the evening hours. This afternoon, there are expectations that weather in the City will deteriorate rapidly. Temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, humidity dropping to 5 to 10 percent, and winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour are predicted. City staff urges residents who have remained in the City to stay vigilant, weather aware, and ready for rapid changes in the scope of the fire this afternoon and evening.

July 27, 2018 at 3:20 PM

July 27, 2018 at 9:51 AM

 

 

July 27, 2018 at 9:39 AM

As of 7:00 am, Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding remains fully functional, though access to the hospital is limited due to road closures. Our patients, employees and physicians are safe here at the hospital, and the Emergency Room is still open to receive patients. As a precautionary measure, Mercy Medical Center Redding evacuated or discharged all NICU patients last night. We do not plan to evacuate any other patients at this time, but have contingency plans in place should the situation necessitate. Patient safety continues to remain our top priority.

July 27, 2018 at 9:22 AM

33,000 people were evacuated overnight, bringing the total to 37,363.

One of the hazards: The Iron Mountain Mine – a Superfund cleanup site which contains highly acidotic discharge and requires constant power to prevent the discharge from going into the Sacramento River.

Expected fire spread is expected to move northerly and southerly direction based on wind direction and terrain.

July 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

July 27, 2018 at 7:53 AM

Control objectives for today:
-Keep the fire North of Kanaka Peak
-Keep the fire South of Bear Gulch
-Keep the fire East of Hoadley Peak Repeater
-Keep the fire West of Interstate 5

Critical fire weather conditions are expected for today due to extreme dryness, heat, and locally gusty winds late this afternoon and evening. Winds will become gusty late this afternoon and into the evening as the thermal gradient tightens up over the fire area, especially in favored gaps and passes. By the early morning hours, winds will shift out of the north and become steady through Saturday morning. Very similar conditions are expected for the next few days. There is no rain in the forecast for at least the next 7 days.

Structures Threatened: 4,978 Structures Destroyed: 65 Structures Damaged: 55 The number of damaged and destroyed structures reflected may change throughout the duration of the fire.

July 27, 2018 at 7:13 AM

Evacuation Centers set up at:
Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding

Cross Point Community Church
2960 Hartnell Ave in ReddingWeaverville Elementary School
31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

Evacuations:
Shasta Dam Visitor Center
All of Shasta Dam Blvd
All of Shasta Lake City and Summit City

Additional Evacuation Orders Issued 7/26/2018 @12:15AM:
Pine Grove Ave north on Lake Blvd to Shasta Dam incorporating
Summit City, North Belt Line and Flannigan Road.
Intersection of Placer Road and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane.
Buenaventura Blvd from Placer Road to Westside Road
Westside Road to Keyon Drive incorporating Country Heights and West Redding Neighborhood
Buenaventura Blvd to Hwy 299 to Placer Road.
Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Cloverdale Road
Cloverdale Road from Placer Road to Clear Creek Road.
Clear Creek Road west from Cloverdale Road to Honey Bee Road

Additional Evacuation Orders Issued 7/26/2018 @11:00PM:

North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Road, West of Market Street and Lake Blvd to Keswick Dam.
North at Lake Blvd and Oasis Road to Pine Grove Ave and Walker Mine Road, West of Cascade Road/I-5.

Additional Evacuation Orders Issued 7/26/2018 @7:00PM:

South along Swasey Dr from SR 299 to Placer Rd.
West along Placer Rd From Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr
North from Prospect Dr to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area
West of Overhill Dr and North of SR 299
North of SR 299 and West of Spinmaker Rd to the end of Harlan Dr
Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to Quartz Hill Rd

The community of French Gulch is under an Evactuation Order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evactuated. SR 299W closure for westbound traffic now at Buenaventura Blvd. Closure to eastbound traffic remains at Buckhorn Summit. South along Swasey Dr from SR 299 to Placer Rd, West along Placer Rd from Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr and North from Prospect Dr to common place Middletown Park.

Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

Animal evacuation centers: Large Animal – Redding Rodeo Grounds 715 Auditorium Drive Redding, Ca.
Small Animal – Haven Humane 9417 East Side Drive Redding, Ca.

July 26, 2018 at 10:23 PM

July 26, 2018 at 9:49 PM

SR 299W westbound closure has been moved back to Court Street. All ramps from I-5 to SR 44W (SB & NB) are being closed into Downtown Redding

July 26, 2018 at 9:28 PM

The evacuation shelter at Shasta High School has been relocated to Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding.

July 26, 2018 at 9:24 PM

Redding Electric Utility will be shutting off power to most of north Redding momentarily. At the request of the fire authorities, and to maintain system stability due to multiple line outages, power to many customers in the north part of Redding will lose power. Many residents have already lost power due to the same circumstances. Restoration time of the outage is unknown at this point, but please know that Redding Electric Utility is doing all it can to maintain system integrity while keeping the needs of the residents of Redding in mind.

Please make sure that you, family members, and pets are in a safe area where you can still be notified of emergency announcements. An emergency hotline number has been set up, but please reserve it for emergency situations. That number is 245-7000.

July 26, 2018 at 9:19 PM

There have been 15 residences and 2 commercial buildings destroyed. Numerous sail boats have been damaged or destroyed.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: Areas…
• South along Swasey Dr from SR 299 to Placer Rd.
• West along Placer Rd From Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr
• North from Prospect Dr to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area
• West of Overhill Dr and North of SR 299
• North of SR 299 and West of Spinmaker Rd to the end of Harlan Dr
• Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to Quartz Hill Rd

July 26, 2018 at 6:55 PM

Fire behavior remains extreme with long range spotting and crowning. Structures remain threatened. Evacuations are in effect for the communities of French Gulch, Old Shasta, Keswick, Victoria Highlands, Whiskeytown and Whiskey Creek. Hwy 299 remains closed in both directions. There is also a threat to Keswick hydroelectric, Carr powerhouse, powerlines, historical sites and private timber. There is also a threat to the Western Area Power Administration, which powers numerous Northern Coastal Communities. Cal Fire IMT1 and Whiskeytown National Park are in unified command.

July 26, 2018 at 7:23 AM

The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed the public lands west of Redding due to the rapidly expanding Carr Fire. The closures affect lands north of Placer Road and west of Keswick, including the Keswick area, Iron Mountain Road, the Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area and the Swasey Recreation Area.

July 26, 2018 at 6:58 AM

NEW – MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS: Rock Creek Rd & all roads coming off, Iron Mtn Rd & all roads coming off, & communities of Old Shasta and Keswick

NEW – MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: Swasey to Lower Springs, Lower Springs to 299, Victoria Dr and all roads coming off of Victoria. The community of French Gulch is under an evacuation order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evacuated.

Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta High School 2500 Eureka Way in Redding. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

Road Closures: Westbound 299W closure has been moved to Iron Mountain Road. Per @CHPRedding, this is a hard closure, not just for through traffic.

SR 299 at Buckhorn (Trinity/Shasta County Line) and SR 299 at JFK Drive (Whiskeytown.) Trinity Mountain Rd at SR 299 and Whiskey Creek Rd at SR 299 are also closed.

July 25, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Fire behavior was extreme today with long range spotting and crowning. The community of French Gulch remains under an evacuation order and Hwy 299 remains closed in both directions. There is also a threat to powerlines, historical sites and private timber.

Resources worked throughout the day to increase containment but the fire remained active. Steep terrain and
access limitations for fire apparatus make it necessary for bulldozers to construct and improve containment line
along ridgetops. Firefighters will be working throughout the night to reinforce existing containment lines and
constructing new line around the fire. Continued hot dry weather forecasted for the remainder of the week.

Evacuations: The community of French Gulch is under an evacuation order. Residents along SR 299 west of
Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey
Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evacuated.

Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta High School 2500 Eureka
Way in Redding. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville
Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

Road Closures: SR 299 at Buckhorn (Trinity/Shasta County Line) and SR 299 at JFK Drive (Whiskeytown.)
Trinity Mountain Rd at SR 299 and Whiskey Creek Rd at SR 299 are also closed.

July 25, 2018 at 9:21 AM

Steep terrain and access limitations for fire apparatus make it necessary for bulldozers to construct containment line at the ridgetops, in many areas of the fire. Extremely hot, dry conditions, and increased afternoon winds contributed to increased fire activity today. The potential for overnight thunderstorms remain a threat for fire behavior and the potential for new starts.

July 24, 2018 at 12:18 PM

CAL FIRE NEU is sending an immediate need engine strike team to the Carr Fire near French Gulch.

July 24, 2018 at 12:15 PM

The community of French Gulch is under an evacuation order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evacuated.

Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta High School 2500 Eureka Way in Redding (in standby mode). Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

Road Closures: SR 299 at Buckhorn (Trinity/Shasta County Line) and SR 299 at JFK Drive (Whiskeytown.) Trinity Mountain Rd at SR 299 and Whiskey Creek Rd at SR 299 are also closed.

Cause: Mechanical failure of a vehicle

July 24, 2018 at 6:33 AM

An evacuation order is in place for French Gulch and Whiskey Creek Road north of Hwy 299 & SR299 west of Trinity Mtn Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit

An evacuation center is open at Weaverville Elementary School and at Shasta High School for residents east of Trinity Mountain Road

Road Closures: Hwy 299 and Trinity Mountain Rd closed in both directions