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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Fawn, Shasta County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SHU
  • Size (acres): 8,578
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 4, 2021
  • Personnel: 597
  • Structures Destroyed: 185

Fawn, Shasta-Trinity Unit, Cal Fire. Two miles northeast of Shasta Lake City, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

October 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM

No further fire spread is anticipated for the Fawn Fire. Fire personnel will continue mop up and tactical patrol until the fire has reached full containment.

September 30, 2021 at 8:39 AM

No further fire spread is anticipated for the Fawn Fire. Fire personnel will continue mop up and tactical patrol until the fire has reached full containment. Increased north winds are predicted today with gusts up to 20 mph.

Temperatures will be slightly above normal which will persist through the weekend. Crews will be assisting residents as they repopulate. This will be the last Fawn Fire Incident Update produced by California Incident Management Team 4 (IMT4). CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit will resume command for the fire this morning. CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit will post a Final Incident Update when the Fawn Fire has reach full containment

September 29, 2021 at 7:33 AM

Fire suppression personnel will continue to strengthen containment lines by patrolling the fire area and extinguishing hot spots. Crews will be actively engaged in mop up and tactical patrol throughout the day. Winds today will be 10-15 mph out of the north with gusts up to 30 mph. Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

All Evacuation Orders have been lifted.

September 28, 2021 at 7:58 PM

Fire suppression personnel will continue to strengthen containment lines by patrolling the fire area and extinguishing hot spots. Crews will be actively engaged in Mop up and Tactical patrol throughout the night. Winds tonight will be 10-15 mph out of the north with gusts up to 35 mph. Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

September 28, 2021 at 10:36 AM

Fire suppression personnel will continue to strengthen containment lines by patrolling the fire area and extinguishing hots spots. Southwest winds today will transition to a north wind event this evening with predicted gusts up to 35 mph. Fire Suppression Repair and Rehabilitation has begun and will continue throughout the next few days. It is our priority to make the fire area safe for residents to return when told to do so. Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

Mandatory Evacuation Orders Remain in Place:

• (SCU-500-P) All areas north from Clikapudi Creek west from Wildcat Canyon and south from Juniper drive.

Evacuation Warnings Remain in Place RESIDENTS ONLY

(SCU-E500-Q, E195-D, E192-F) All homes and roads off of Old Oregon Trail between Bear Mountain Road and Union School Road. All roads and homes off the east side of Old Oregon Trail between Union School Road and Sunrise Drive. All homes and roads off of Sunrise Drive between Old Oregon Trail, Peace Valley Lane, Kitty Hawk Lane and north Quarry View Road.
• SCU-195-B) all roads west of old Oregon Trail north of Bear Mountain Road east of Kitty Hawk Lane and south of Quarry View Road
• (SCU-E198-C) all roads south of Bear Mountain Road west of Dry Creek Road north of Squaw Grass Trail and east of Dry Creek Road.
• (SCU-E192-C) All areas east of Old Oregon Trail, north and west of Bear Mountain Road between Kitty Hawk and Moss Drive
• (SCU-E195-A) South from Chipeta Way east from Bear Mountain Road, west to Charron Lane
• (SCU-E192-D) All areas south of Bear Mountain Road west of Creek Trail north of Chipeta Way
• (SCU-E192-B) All areas south of Bear Mtn. Road east of Creek Trail, north of Squaw Grass Trail.
• (SCU-E197-B) West of Dry Creek Road and south of Bear Mountain Road.
• (SCU-E500-B) South of Clikapudi Creek, east of Dry Creek and north of Mirror Valley Lane.
• (SCU-E193-C) All areas south from Lake Shasta east from the West Fork of Stillwater Creek east from Bear Mountain Road
• (SCU-E500-N, E192-E, E189-C, E189-D) All areas east of Holiday Road north from Union School Road and West of Old Oregon Trail and Copper Canyon Road.
• (SCU-E193-A & D) East of Fawndale Road to the south end of Fawndale Road and to the north of Fawndale Road.

Road Closures:

• Old Oregon Trail at Sunrise Road
• Union School Road at Ridge View Drive
• Old Oregon Trail at Bear Mountain Road
• Bear Mountain Road at Dry Creek Road (Residents Only)
• Bear Mountain Road at the Silverthorne /Jones Valley spit.

September 27, 2021 at 8:10 AM

CAL FIRE and Shasta County GIS have completed their field damage inspections for the Fawn Fire. Residents may click on the following link to access the Damage Assessment Map to see if their home has been damaged or destroyed.

Zoom in if the structure point does not appear on the map, it may still have been impacted by the fire.

Check the status of your address at: https://shasta.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f8320f0a2ee e4381a31c119c2c559ff8

September 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM

The fire is currently burning with moderate to low intensity in timber and ground fuels. Winds today will push to the north and to the east with gusts up to 35 mph. Temperatures will continue to decrease to the low 70s by Tuesday. CAL FIRE Damage Inspection Teams (DINS) will continue to assess the affected areas throughout the night. Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

September 26, 2021 at 7:20 PM

The fire is currently burning with moderate to low intensity in timber and ground fuels. Fire resources are making every effort to minimize impacts to residences, critical infrastructure, and areas of cultural significance. Firefighters are currently adding depth to containment lines and assessing hazards as well as mopping up around structures. Tonight there will be a south/west wind that will push the fire in a north/east direction. Temperatures will continue to decrease to the low 70s by Tuesday. CAL FIRE Damage Inspection Teams (DINS) will continue to assess the affected areas. Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

Evacuation Order is reduced to a Warning:

(SCU-E193-A) All areas of Fawndale Road as accessed from I-5

September 25, 2021 at 7:52 PM

Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, torching, and flanking. Structures are threatened with Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect. Repopulation occurring where safely possible. Threats to critical power infrastructure, critical wildlife habitat, and to the Mountain Gate Quarry, area and trail closures in effect. Fire is located in a remote area with difficult access. Cal Fire IMT 4 (Pemberton) in command.

Efforts are being made to minimize impacts to residences, critical infrastructure, and areas of cultural significance. Minimal rain is predicted starting late Monday through Tuesday. The wind shift due to the building high pressure will potentially push the fire to the north and east under a south/southwest wind with gusts up to 15 mph. CAL FIRE Damage Inspection Teams (DINS) began a detailed official damage assessment today. The team completed 30% of the assessment today and will continue the next few days.

September 25, 2021 at 8:51 AM

Current winds continue to diminish as high pressure settles over the weekend. Winds will be south/southwest with gusts up to 15 MPH today. Rain is predicted starting late Monday through Tuesday afternoon. Active fire behavior overnight with short-range spotting, torching and short crown runs. Structures are threatened with Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect. Threats to critical power infrastructure and to the Mountain Gate Quarry, area and trail closures in effect. Fire is located in a remote area with difficult access.

September 24, 2021 at 8:50 PM

A full suppression strategy has been implemented for the Fawn Fire through a combination of direct and indirect tactics. Based on an informal “windshield survey” fire crews have identified approximately 100 structures that have been damaged or destroyed. CAL FIRE Damage inspection teams arrived on the incident tonight, and will begin a detailed official damage assessment tomorrow. Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

September 24, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Active fire behavior today with short-range spotting, torching and short crown runs. Structures are threatened with Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect. Threats to critical power infrastructure and to the Mountain Gate Quarry, area and trail closures in effect. Fire is located in a remote area with difficult access. Cal Fire IMT 4 (Pemberton) in command.

September 24, 2021 at 7:30 AM

Overnight favorable winds allowed firefighters to make good progress mopping up around structures. Additional resources have arrived and are in place. Damage inspection teams have started assessments and are ongoing. Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

Evacuation Orders:​ ​​

  • All of Holiday Road south of Old Oregon Trail
  • ​All roads north of Old Oregon Trail at Akrich north to Pine Grove and east of Interstate 5
  • ​Tierra Oaks and the surrounding area
  • ​All roads east of Dry Creek along Elk Trail east, north to Shasta Lake, and back down Dry Creek.
  • ​All roads off of Old Oregon Trail in both directions between Bear Mountain north to Interstate 5
  • ​​All roads off of Bear Mountain in both directions between Dry Creek and Old Oregon Trail

Evacuation Warnings:

  • All roads on the west side of Interstate 5, west to the railroad tracks and on the north side of Shasta Dam Boulevard north to Old Oregon trail.
  • All roads west of Interstate 5 to Ashby between Pine Grove and Shasta Dam.
  • All roads west of Interstate 5 to the railroad tracks, south of Bass Dr to Old Oregon Trail.
  • All areas north of Highway 299, East of I-5, to Old Oregon Trail, to Pine Grove Avenue

September 23, 2021 at 7:29 PM

Wind driven fire activity challenged firefighters throughout the day causing significant fire growth and rapidly changing conditions. Damage inspection teams have started assessments and are ongoing. Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

September 23, 2021 at 6:29 PM

Extreme fire behavior observed with wind driven runs and spotting. Structures are threatened with Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect. Threats to High voltage transmission lines and the Mountain Gate Quarry. Road, area and trail closures in effect. Fire is located in a remote area with difficult access. Cal Fire IMT 4 (Pemberton) is on order with a planned command transition at 1200 tomorrow.

September 23, 2021 at 3:30 PM

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory Evacuation ORDER for all roads east of Dry Creek along Elk Trail east, north to Shasta Lake, and back down Dry Creek. Residents must evacuate immediately.

September 23, 2021 at 2:20 PM

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for all roads on the west side of interstate 5 west to the railroad tracks and on the north side of Shasta Dam Boulevard north to Old Oregon trail.

September 23, 2021 at 2:02 PM

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an Evacuation WARNING for all roads west of Interstate 5 to Ashby between Pine Grove and Shasta Dam.

September 23, 2021 at 1:35 PM

An evacuation warning has been issued for areas north of SR299 and east of I-5. Code Red notifications are being issued in that area. Residents who choose to evacuate should head towards SR299. An evacuation center has been set up at the Church of the Nazarene (2225 Bechelli Lane) by Red Cross and Shasta County Public Health. The Redding Police Department, Redding Fire Department, and other City departments are working with our state and county allied agencies in assisting with the Fawn Fire.

September 23, 2021 at 1:14 PM

Suspected Arsonist Arrested by CAL FIRE Law Enforcement. In the afternoon hours of September 22, 2021, CAL FIRE and allied fire agencies were dispatched to a reported vegetation fire near Fawndale Road north of Mountain Gate. The fire was located in a deep and remote canyon on property accessed through the JF Shea and Mountain Gate Quarries. Earlier in the day, employees in the area reported seeing a white female adult trespassing on the property and acting irrationally. At approximately 8:00 PM while firefighters were engaged in fighting the fire, a woman, later identified as 30-year-old Alexandra Souverneva of Palo Alto CA, walked out of the brush near the fire line and approached firefighters stating she was dehydrated and needed medical treatment. Souverneva was transported off the fire line and medically evaluated and treated.

Souverneva was then interviewed by CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers and information was gathered leading officers to believe Souverneva is responsible for causing the fire. She was subsequently arrested then transported and booked into the Shasta County Jail. CAL FIRE will be submitting its case to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office recommending Souverneva be charged with “arson to wildland.” This charge receives an enhancement due to the declared “state of emergency” California is currently in due to wildfire danger.

September 23, 2021 at 1:12 PM

Evacuation ORDER for all of Holiday Road south of Old Oregon Trail. Residents must evacuate immediately. Evacuation shelter is 2225 Bechelli Lane in Redding.

September 23, 2021 at 12:45 PM

Evacuation orders: All roads off of Bear Mountain in both directions between Dry Creek and Old Oregon Trail. All roads off of Old Oregon Trail in both directions between Bear Mountain north to Interstate 5.

September 23, 2021 at 12:43 PM

CALFIRE SHU update: The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain making access difficult for firefighters. Overnight, windy conditions caused the fire to spot in many areas. The fire continues to burn in heavy and dense timber. Hot, dry conditions and gusty winds are causing significant fire growth and rapidly changing conditions. 2,000 structures threatened.

Road closures: All roads off Old Oregon Trail in both directions between Bear Mountain Road north to Interstate 5. All roads off Bear Mountain Road in both directions from Dry Creek Road and Old Oregon Trail.

September 23, 2021 at 12:33 PM

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an Evacuation WARNING for all roads east of Interstate 5 that are south of the Pit River Bridge to Admiral and east to the end of Radcliff.

An evacuation shelter is being set up at 2225 Bechelli Lane in Redding at the First Church of the Nazarene.

All roads north of Old Oregon Trail and Akrich to the city limits of Shasta Lake are now under an evacuation warning.

This is the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office with an evacuation warning due to the #FawnFire in the Mountain Gate area. All roads north of State Highway 299 between Old Oregon Trail and Dry Creek are now under evacuation warning.

September 23, 2021 at 9:53 AM

Increased fire behavior with spotting observed. Structures are immediately threatened with Evacuation Orders in effect. Fire is located in a remote area with difficult access.