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  • Incident Name: Mountain, Shasta County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SHU
  • Size (acres): 600
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 26, 2019
  • Personnel: 493
  • Structures Destroyed: 14

Mountain, Shasta-Trinity Unit, Cal Fire. Twelve miles northeast of Redding, CA. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.

August 25, 2019 at 6:29 PM

Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol. Fire suppression repair is ongoing. Residents traveling in the vicinity are asked to drive with caution as fire apparatus and personnel continue to work in the area.

August 25, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Structures Damaged Residential: 5
Structures Damaged Other: 2
Structures Destroyed Residential: 7
Structures Destroyed Other: 7
Injuries: 3 (Minor in nature, treated and released)

Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol. Damage assessment has been completed and fire suppression repair has begun. All road closures and evacuations have been lifted. Residents traveling in the vicinity are asked to drive with caution as fire apparatus and personnel continue to work in the area.

August 24, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Effective at 5:00 p.m. today, all evacuations and road closures will be lifted in the area of the Mountain Fire. The American Red Cross evacuation center at Crosspointe Community Church in Redding will close this evening at 9:00 p.m.

Fire crews will continue to mop up and patrol in the fire area for several days. In the unlikely event that smoke from smoldering material within the fire perimeter is observed, please notify fire personnel working in the area.

Drivers traveling in the vicinity are asked to move with caution as firefighters and equipment remain working in the area.

August 24, 2019 at 10:05 AM

Firefighters will continue to extinguish interior hotspots and secure the containment lines. Damage assessment is ongoing. Residents traveling in the vicinity are asked to drive with caution as fire apparatus and emergency personnel continue to work in the area.

Evacuations: Bear Mountain Rd. at Dry Creek Rd., Bear Mountain Rd. and all roads off of Jennifer Lane, and Squaw Grass Trail at Dry Creek Rd. Mandatory evacuations for residents inside these road closure areas. Evacuation Center located at Crosspointe Community Church 2960 Hartnell Avenue Redding, CA.

Road Closures: Bear Mountain Rd. at Dry Creek Rd., Bear Mountain Rd. and all roads off of Jennifer Lane, and Squaw Grass Trail at Dry Creek Rd.

August 23, 2019 at 7:26 PM

Structures Damaged Residential: 4
Structures Damaged Other: 2
Structures Destroyed Residential: 7
Structures Destroyed Other: 7
Injuries: 2 (Minor in nature, treated and released)

August 23, 2019 at 7:06 PM

Effective at 8:00 p.m. tonight, updated road closures will be at Bear Mountain Rd. at Dry Creek Rd., Bear Mountain Rd. and all roads off of Jennifer Lane, and Squaw Grass Trail at Dry Creek Rd. Mandatory evacuations remain in place for all residents inside these road closure areas. Drivers traveling in the vicinity are asked to drive with caution as fire apparatus and emergency personnel continue to work in the area. The evacuation center will remain open at the Crosspointe Community Church 2960 Hartnell Avenue in Redding.

August 23, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Structures remain threatened with evacuations orders in place. Road closures are in effect for the fire area. Multiple structures have been destroyed. Damage assessment is continuing.

August 23, 2019 at 5:28 PM

By Friday afternoon, nearly all of the remaining 700 PG&E customers impacted by the Mountain Fire had power restored. Of the 29 customers still without power, 17 of them are expected to be restored by 8 p.m. Friday. PG&E will work to restore the last nine customers once crews have safe access to the now-active fire area.

August 23, 2019 at 2:15 PM

Crews from Pacific Gas and Electric Company are working to replace fire-damaged wooden poles and restore power by Friday evening to the remaining 700 customers who are without power from the Mountain Fire.

On Thursday, PG&E shut off power at the request of Cal Fire to about 1,200 electric customers in and near the Mountain Fire in Shasta County. This was done the safety of firefighters and others. About 500 of those customers were restored Thursday evening.

As PG&E gained safe access to burn areas, crews replaced three burned wooden poles on Thursday. Today, PG&E crews are replacing the remaining 14 damaged poles and expect to restore the remaining customers this evening.

PG&E crews proactively sprayed fire retardant on about 30 wooden poles in areas they could safety access near the fire.

August 23, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Injuries: 2 (Minor in nature, treated and released)
Structures Destroyed Residential: 3
Structures Destroyed Outbuilding: 4
Structures Damaged: 1

Firefighters made good progress overnight preventing additional growth to the fire and increasing containment line. The north side of the fire presents the biggest challenge due to the possibility of increased south winds and steep, rugged terrain. Damage assessment is ongoing.

Evacuations: Bear Mountain Rd. from Christian Way to Dry Creek Rd., Squaw Grass Trail at Dry Creek Rd. Elk Trail West at Dry Creek Rd., northbound Intermountain Rd. and westbound Alice Lane. Mandatory evacuations remain in place for all residents inside these road closure areas. Evacuation Center located at Crosspointe Community Church, 2960 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA.

Road Closures: Bear Mountain Rd. from Christian Way to Dry Creek Rd., Squaw Grass Trail at Dry Creek Rd. Elk Trail West at Dry Creek Rd., northbound Intermountain Rd. and westbound Alice Lane

August 23, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Firefighters made good progress overnight, containment is up to 40% now.

August 23, 2019 at 6:51 AM

Control objectives for today:

Keep the fire east of East Fork Stillwater Creek
Keep the fire south of Bear Mountain Road
Keep the fire west of Dry Creek Road
Keep the fire north of Hwy 299

August 22, 2019 at 11:04 PM

Caltrans UPDATE: SR 299 is now open to all traffic between Old Oregon Trail and Deschutes Road. Please drive carefully in the area and watch for emergency personnel.

August 22, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Effective at 10:00 p.m. tonight, Dry Creek Road at HWY 299 will be opened. Updated road closures will be at Bear Mountain Rd. from Christian Way to Dry Creek Rd., Squaw Grass Trail at Dry Creek Rd. Elk Trail West at Dry Creek Rd., northbound Intermountain Rd. and westbound Alice Lane.

Mandatory evacuations remain in place for all residents inside these road closure areas.

Power is expected to be fully restored to Jones Valley tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.

Residents traveling in the vicinity are asked to drive with caution as fire apparatus and emergency personnel continue to work in the area. The evacuation center will remain open at the Crosspointe Community Church 2960 Hartnell Avenue in Redding.

Erratic fire behavior influenced by windy conditions and steep terrain challenged firefighters into the midafternoon. Winds calmed allowing progress to be made in slowing the fire’s spread, however, there is an anticipated return for gusty conditions tonight. Damage assessment is ongoing. Crews will continue working through the night to increase and strengthen containment lines.

August 22, 2019 at 7:13 PM

Acreage has been revised down to 600 acres.

August 22, 2019 at 7:11 PM

Road closures:

Old Oregon Trail at Oasis Road

Kitty Hawk at Bear Mountain Road

Bear Mountain Road at Old Oregon Trail

Bear Mountain Road at Dry Creek

Hwy 299 between Deschutes and Old Oregon Trail

Hwy 299 closed at Dry Creek
All roads that intersect on south side of Bear Mountain Rd

Christian

Creek Trail to Old Oregon and all roads that intersect

Driftwood

Dry Creek

Elk Trail East

Elk Trail West

High View

Hwy 299 East at Old Oregon Trail

Hwy 299 West at Deschutes Rd.

Jones Valley

Old Oregon Trail Northbound

Ravine Rd

Scotts Trail W of Bear Mountain

South side of Bear Mountain Rd. to Old Oregon Trail

Squaw Grass Trail

Wildwood Lane

August 22, 2019 at 7:05 PM

Structures are threatened with evacuations orders in place. Road closures are in effect for the fire area.

August 22, 2019 at 5:39 PM

Latest CAL FIRE update estimates the fire at 820 acres. Evacuation center located at Crosspointe Community Church 2960 Hartnell Ave. Dogs and cats accepted at Haven Humane, horses and livestock accepted at Redding Rodeo Grounds

August 22, 2019 at 4:14 PM

Shelters taking OWNER OWNED EVACUATED dogs & cats
Haven Humane Society
7449 Eastside Rd, #Redding
530-241-2550

CARE
20 Hilltop Dr # C, Redding
530-244-2287

August 22, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Per Shasta County Sheriff: 1,110 homes/structures threatened and 3,885 residents have been evacuated so far. No injuries reported as of now.

August 22, 2019 at 3:07 PM

Photo courtesy Haley Kristine https://twitter.com/HaleyVenable4

The Salvation Army is responding to the #MountainFire in #ShastaCounty. We will be feeding evacuees at the Red Cross Shelter set up at the Crosspointe Community Church in Redding tonight at 5:30 p.m. New estimates put the fire at 1,000 acres now.

August 22, 2019 at 1:56 PM

MountainFire [update] at Bear Mountain Rd & Dry Creek Rd near Jones Valley (Shasta County) is now 600 acres per CAL FIRE SHU.

August 22, 2019 at 1:35 PM

Caltrans: Eastbound SR 299 is now closed at Old Oregon Trail. Motorists advised to find alternate routes and avoid the area.

August 22, 2019 at 1:17 PM

New estimate puts the fire at 300 acres.

August 22, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Updated road closures
Hwy 299 East at Old Oregon Trail
Hwy 299 West at Deschutes Road
Old Oregon Trail northbound

Shasta College Campus is closed evacuate to Crosspointe Community Church 2960 Hartnell Road Redding

August 22, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Per Rd Cross: Evacuation center has been moved from Shasta College Gym to Crosspointe Community Church at 2960 Hartnell Ave, Redding.

August 22, 2019 at 12:58 PM

Shasta County Sheriff: Updated evacuation areas – South side only of Bear Mountain Road to Old Oregon Trail – all roads that intersect on the south side of Bear Mountain Road.

August 22, 2019 at 12:47 PM

Structures are threatened with evacuations in progress. Road closures are in effect for the fire area.

Ongoing evacuations include Creek Trail to Old Oregon Tr & all roads that intersect. Squaw Grass Tr & Wildwood Lane.

Reminder, this is an ever changing situation, if you do not see your street or road listed & you feel unsafe, you may evacuate to Shasta College. Evacuation Center located at Shasta College Gymnasium: 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003