Carr Fire grows to 80,906 acres, 5 percent containment

Cars scorched by the Carr Fire rest at a residence in Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. The fire rapidly expanded Thursday when erratic flames swept through the historic Gold Rush town of Shasta and nearby Keswick, then cast the Sacramento River in an orange glow as they jumped the banks into Redding.
Cars scorched by the Carr Fire rest at a residence in Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. The fire rapidly expanded Thursday when erratic flames swept through the historic Gold Rush town of Shasta and nearby Keswick, then cast the Sacramento River in an orange glow as they jumped the banks into Redding. AP Photo/Noah Berger

The following information was provided by Cal Fire:

The Carr Fire burning in Shasta County grew significantly overnight, reaching nearly 81,000 acres as of this morning.

The fire is 5 percent contained and mandatory evacuation orders are in effect.

“Firefighters worked aggressively through the evening to build containment lines around the Carr Fire,” Cal Fire stated in a morning update. “Red Flag Warning and heat advisory are in effect for the area. The winds, high temperatures and dry vegetation still have the potential to fuel fire growth. Fire spread has been active in all directions and has made significant runs.”

The fire has destroyed 500 structures and is threatening close to 5,000 more. About 3,410 fire personnel are working to contain the deadly blaze. The Carr Fire has killed two fire personnel this week and destroyed numerous homes.

There is currently no estimated date of containment.

The following mandatory evacuation orders are in effect:

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

West along Placer Rd from Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr

North from Prospect Dr to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area

West of Overhill Dr and North of SR 299

North of SR 299 and West of Spinmaker Rd to the end of Harlan Dr

Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to quartz Hill Rd

North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Rd, West of Market Street and Lake

Blvd to Keswick Dam

North at Lake Blvd and Oasis Rd to Pine Grove Ave and Walker Mine Rd west of

Cascade Rd/ I-5

Pine Grove Ave North on Lake Blvd to Shasta Dam incorporating Summit City, North

Belt Line and Flannigan Rd

Intersection of Placer Rd and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane

Buenaventura Blvd from Placer Rd to Westside Rd

Westside Rd to Keyon Drive incorporating Country Heights and West Redding

neighborhood

Buenaventura Blvd to SR 299 to Placer Rd

Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Cloverdale Rd

Cloverdale Rd from Placer Rd to Clear Creek Rd

Clear Creek Rd West from Cloverdale Rd to Honey Bee Rd

Shasta Dam Visitor Center

All of Shasta Dam Blvd

All of Shasta Lake City

Placer Rd from the Clear Creek Bridge 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 Serenit Way

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Evacuation Centers:

• Shasta College at 11555 Old Oregon Trail

• CrossPointe Community Church at 2960 Hartnell Ave

• Weaverville Elementary School at 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville

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Road closures:

Ashby Road & Lake Blvd

Beltline at Oasis

Benton & Quartz Hill Road

Buckhorn Summit at SR 299 (Eastbound)

Buenaventura at Keswick

Buenventura & Hwy 299

Caterpillar at Market

Clear Creek Road & Cloverdale Lane Hwy 299 at Buckhorn Summit

Elk Dr at Carnelian

Eureka Way at Court Street

Gas Point at Clear Creek Rd

Iron Mountain Rd at SR 299

Keswick Dam Boulevard at Keswick Dam Facility

Keswick Dam Road & Quartz Hill Road

Lake at Keswick

Lake at Oasis

Lake at Quartz Hill

Lower Springs Rd at Swasey Drive

Market at Lake

North Market South of Lake

North Point at Redwood

Oasis Road & Lake Blvd

Placer at Buenaventura

Placer at Mule Town

Planting Road & Gas Point Road

Railroad at Buenaventura

Ridge Lane at SR 299

Riviera at Howard

SR 299 from Buenaventura Boulevard to Buckhorn Summit

SR-273 at Bonnyville

SR-273 at Branstetter

SR-273 at Breslauer

SR-273 at Clear Creek

SR-273 at Kenyon

SR-273 at Westside Rd

Sway Drive & Placer Road

Texas Springs at Placer

Texas Springs Road & Honeybee Road

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Animal Evacuation Centers:

Large Animal – Redding Rodeo Grounds 715 Auditorium Drive Redding, Ca

Small Animal – Haven Humane 9417 East Side of Drive Redding, Ca

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More information can be found at http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents or by calling the Cal Fire Information line at 530-225-2510.

To sign up for email updates, visit www.tinyurl.com/carrfire

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