Northern California Fire Update: Carr, Mendocino Complex, Eel

Aug 3, 2018

Cal Fire continues to battle the Carr Fire, which has been noted as the 6th most destructive fire in California history.
Credit 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:

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 Placer Road West From Diggins Road The Igo Community Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to quartz Hill Rd Cloverdale Rd from Placer Rd 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

City of Redding- North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Rd

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 Hwy 3 including Deadwood Road, Jennings Gulch Road, Eastman Gulch Road & 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, 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

Maps of both the River and Ranch Fires in the Mendocino Complex.
Credit Cal Fire Mendocino Unit

The Mendocino Complex Fires have destroyed 41 homes and 17 other structures. Both the River and Ranch Fires which make up the complex, have grown to 153,738 acres and together are 30 percent contained.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued a Mandatory Evacuation in Western Lake County. Those areas include Bartlett Springs Road and Highway 20, areas north of Clear Lake which include Blue Lakes, Upper Lake, (NEECE) Lakeport, Witter Springs, Bachelor Valley, Scotts Valley and Saratoga Springs.

They also listed a mandatory evacuation notice for Long Valley, High Valley and Spring Valley. 

Evacuation Orders are in place for these listed areas below: 

Mendocino County- Highway CA-20 area from one mile south of Highway CA-20, east of Potter Valley Road, south of the fire perimeter, and west of Mendocino-Lake County Line. Pine Avenue area of Potter Valley north of Burris Lane, east of Eastside Potter Valley Road, south of 10511 Eastside Potter Valley Road, and west of the Lake-Mendocino County Line. Mid Mountain Road area, north of 10551 Eastside Potter Valley Road, east of Eastside Potter Valley Road, south of 11385 Eastside Potter Valley Road, west of Mendocino-Lake County line

Lake County- Western Lake County, north of Clear Lake and Bartlett Springs Road, east of the Lake-Mendocino County Line, south of the Ranch Fire, and west of Highland Springs Road, and Bartlett Springs Road. West of Highway 29 and north of Park Way, Scotts Valley, Blue Lakes, Upper Lake, Bachelor Valley, and Nice.

Additionally, the Eel Fire, which started near (Coh-velo) reached close to 1000 acres and is 25 percent contained. Nearly 40 homes are threatened by the fire as well as cultural sites and Anthony Peak lookout. Evacuations are in place in Black Butte River, Anthony Peak, Forest Service Rd. M4 and Forest Service Road.