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EcoNews Report Roundup
Northcoast Environmental Center / Northcoast Environmental Center

14 Environmental stories in 30 minutes – that’s the EcoNews Roundup!

On today’s EcoNews Report Roundup Larry Glass, NEC’s Executive Director, and Bella Waters, NEC’s Admin & Development Director, cover the following news stories:

Local news:

Carr Fire Reaches West Redding

Jul 27, 2018
Caltrans District 2

 

  

 **Update 8:10 a.m. : Cal Fire reports 65 structures destroyed and 55 damaged. 

**Update 6:40 a.m. : Cal Fire has reported that the Carr Fire is now at 44,450 acres and three percent contained.  

**Accoring to KRCR TV, two fatalities have been confirmed-a contracted dozer operator and a Redding firefighter. 

Communities in West Redding are now under evacuation orders as the Carr Fire spreads on both sides of State Route 299. Cal Fire reports that the fire became very active yesterday and that firefighters aggressively worked to build containment lines. Extreme fire behavior and unfavorable weather conditions made it more difficult for containment efforts. 

Carr Fire Grows to 20,000 Acres

Jul 26, 2018
California Highway Patrol-Redding

**UPDATE 6:40 a.m. : Cal Fire lists new mandatory evacuations in Swasey to Lower Springs, Lower Springs to State Route 299, Victoria Drive and all roads coming off Victoria. 

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Both the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests Services have released an update that the Grape Fire is currently at 244 acres but containment has increased to 60 percent as of May 1st. According to officials there will be a meeting on Thursday May, 3rd at 4 p.m. at the volunteer fire station in Hyampom. District Rangers and District Fire Management Officers from both Forest Services will be at the meetings to address questions and concerns. 

@CalFire_PIO/Twitter

[KHSU is updating this post as the situation evolves.]

As of Wednesday, at least 22 fires are burning across northern California counties with little to no containment.

11:18 Weds: Air quality statement: "Smoke from fires to the south (Mendocino Lake Complex and from the Santa Rosa area fires) may continue to affect southern Humboldt County depending on proximity. The weather forecast is for winds to continue to push this smoke to the south over the weekend. Air quality in southern Humboldt is forecast to be “Good” to “Moderate” with the possibility for “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” in the late evening. "

Del Norte and Trinity Counties should see “Good” to “Moderate” air quality.        

NASA/Worldview

The heat wave has broken records across the region, but lower temperatures will provide some relief for north coast residents today and smoky conditions continue. 

NASA/Worldview

Temperatures around the Humboldt Bay area will remain in the high 80s through mid 90s Sunday, with triple digit heat inland.