wildfires

Delta Fire Blocks I-5 and Hirz Fire Progress Continues

Sep 10, 2018
U.S. Forest Service/Shasta-Trinity unit

 **Update 9 a.m.: Caltrans District 2 reports that I-5 between Redding and Mt. Shasta is now open. Travel is reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately 17 miles. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution and to be patient for lengthy delays.  

Mill Creek 1 Fire Over 2000 Acres

Aug 23, 2018
Inciweb.org

**Update:   The Mill Creek 1 Fire Incident Command reports that they will attempt to provide an opportunity for the public to use Highway 96. Interagency co-operators will provide three openings a day in each direction: north and south. 

A pilot car is set to escort travelers through the fire area. The timeframes are at 7 a.m. , noon and 6 p.m. today. Shuttle times could be canceled or delayed depending on fire activity. 

Cal Fire Mendocino Unit

**Update Wednesday 6:50 PM: Fire has grown to 300,086 acres  with 47% containment. 116 residences have been destroyed.

**Update Tuesday morning: Numbers released today reveal that the Mendocino Complex fires have grown to 290,692 acres and containment has increased to 34 percent. 

**Update: Cal Fire reports that both the Ranch and River Fires have collectively become the largest wildfire recorded in California as the fires burned 283,800 acres by Monday night. It remains at 30 percent containment. 

Cal Fire's Charlie Blankenheim said firefighters mad some progress and were able to open up Highway 20 and Highway 29 on Monday. Blankenheim said there was more progress on some parts of the River Fire. 

CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit

The Carr Fire is being reported as one of the state’s worst wildfires when it comes to the number of structures destroyed. Cal Fire reports more than 1000 homes, 19 commercial structures and 474 outbuilding were destroyed.  So far it has burned 126, 913 acres and is 37 percent contained.

Six people have died, including two firefighters and four people. Meanwhile there are areas in Redding that have lifted evacuation orders and are now being repopulated. Areas still under evacuation are listed below:

New Fire Emerges in Mendocino

Aug 1, 2018
Mendocino Sheriff's Office

Fires continue to impact regions east, north and to the south of Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Now another fire has started in Mendocino. Cal Fire reports that the Eel Fire was at 865 acres on Tuesday night. The fire started off Indian Dick and Mendocino Pass roads, which is near  Covelo. 

Carr, Mendocino Complex and Garner Complex Fire Update

Jul 30, 2018
Caltrans District 2

Carr Fire 

**Update at 3 PM: Fire has grown to 110,154 acres and is 27% contained.

Repopulation notice: Cal Fire reports that some evacuation orders are lifted for the Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity Counties.

Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit

A total of 500 homes and structures are destroyed and 75 are damaged by the Carr Fire in Shasta County. Additionally, 4,978 structures are threatened. The fire has grown to 80,906 acres and is 5 percent contained. More than 38,000 people have evacuated. Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit is set to hold a community meeting conference at 4 p.m. today (Saturday, July 28) at Alta Mesa Elementary School-at 2301 Saturn Sky Way in Redding. 

Mendocino Complex Fires Grow Over Weekend

Jul 28, 2018
Cal Fire Mendocino Unit

*Update at 1:30 p.m. : New animal evacuation shelters for Lake and Mendocino County are in the latest Cal Fire incident report. 

Fire Updates in Northern California and Southern Oregon

Jul 24, 2018
Caltrans District 2

According to Cal Fire, the Carr Fire near Whiskeytown has prompted an evacuation order for French Gulch and Whiskey Creek Road north of State Route 299. An evacuation order was also in place for those west of Trinity Mountain Road to the base of Buckhorn Summit. There is an evacuation center at Weaverville Elementary School and another at Shasta High School for residents east of Trinity Mountain Road.

Klamathon Fire at 55 Percent Contained

Jul 11, 2018
Cal Fire-Siskiyou Unit

UPDATE at 8:15 a.m.: Cal Fire via Twitter reports that the Klamathon Fire is now 60 percent contained and still at 36,500 acres. Evacuations are in effect. Check out their update here

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The Klamathon Fire is spreading across the California-Oregon border, but Cal Fire reports that it is now 55 percent contained. The fire has scorched over 36,000 acres and destroyed 82 structures so far. Three firefighters were injured and one person has died. Cal Fire’s incident report says that over a thousand structures remain threatened.