Get a sample of our environmental intelligence with our coverage of the 2018 California wildfires including the Carr Fire near Redding, California. This page will be updated as new alerts are released by our team. 

Carr Fire Intelligence Alerts 


Update 1: 7/27/2018
Update 2: 7/28/2018
Update 3: 7/30/2018
Update 4: 8/1/2018
Update 5: 8/6/2018
Update 6: 8/10/2018
Update 7: 8/13/2018
Update 8: 8/17/2018
 


Update 8: 8/17/2018
Carr Fire continues to grow in Shasta, Trinity Counties, Calif., US, as of Aug. 17. Containment reaches 75 percent.

This alert affects Redding, California

  • Incident: Wildfire
  • Location: Shasta and Trinity counties, California 
  • Start Date: July 23
  • Impact: Ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

Click on the above image for an interactive map to view wildfires affected area, perimeters, and evacuation zones as of August 17, 2018. 

Summary
Crews continue to battle the Carr Fire near the city of Redding in northern California. As of Aug. 17, the fire was estimated to be 88,463 hectares (218,598 acres) in size and 75-percent contained. Over 3,500 personnel are working to extinguish hot spots within the wildfire perimeter, and are building additional control lines. The Carr Fire has reportedly killed eight people. There is no estimated date for its full containment.

Damage assessments indicate that the fire has destroyed 1,079 residences, 22 commercial buildings, and 503 other structures. Over 280 additional structures have sustained varying levels of damage. Currently, there are no structures threatened by the fire, which continues to burn and spread within the vegetation inside burn areas.

The increased fire containment percentages have allowed authorities to lift all mandatory evacuation orders in and around the Redding city limits. Some public lands remain closed. Emergency personnel have opened a Disaster Recovery Center at 2685 Hilltop Drive, Redding.

Transport
Expect localized transport disruptions to continue in the area as crews allocate resources to control the fire. As of Aug. 17, SR-299 between Redding and Weaverville is open, but authorities warn users to drive slow due to continuing work by crews. Several other secondary roads within the wildfire perimeter are closed. Expect the status of SR-299 and road closures within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities to change in the coming days due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could cause traffic delays and congestion in the region.

Advice
Continue to heed all orders from authorities. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

Resources
Carr Fire Information: www.fire.ca.gov
Shasta County Sheriff's Office: www.co.shasta.ca.us
California Road Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Carr Fire Structure Loss Map: calfire-forestry.maps.arcgis.com
Carr Fire Repopulation Map: nifc.maps.arcgis.com


Update 7: 8/13/2018
Carr Fire containment exceeds 60 percent early Aug. 13. Evacuations ongoing in Trinity and Shasta counties, US.

Locations affected by this alert: Redding California

  • Incident: Wildfire
  • Location: Shasta and Trinity counties, California
  • Start Date: July 23
  • Impact: Evacuations; ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

Click on the above image for an interactive map to view wildfires affected area, perimeters, and evacuation zones as of August 13, 2018. 

Summary
Crews continue to battle the Carr Fire near the city of Redding in northern California. As of Aug. 13, the fire was estimated to be 82,141 hectares (202,976 acres) in size and 61-percent contained. Over 4,600 personnel are working to extinguish hot spots within the wildfire perimeter, and are building additional control lines along the northern and southwestern flanks of the fire. The death toll associated with the Carr Fire stands at eight people.

Damage assessments indicate that the fire has destroyed 1,077 residences, twenty-two commercial buildings, and 500 other structures. Over 280 additional structures have sustained varying levels of damage. Approximately 530 structures remain threatened by the blaze as of Aug. 13.

The increased fire containment percentages have allowed authorities to lift all mandatory evacuation orders within the Redding city limits. Three evacuation zones continue to be enforced northwest of Ono, north of Whiskeytown, and between the communities of French Gulch and Lewiston. Repopulation efforts will continue as authorities assess the situation; however, recovery operations, including debris clearing, will probably take several weeks to complete. Emergency personnel are maintaining shelters at Shasta College and Trinity High School.

Transport
Expect localized transport disruptions to continue in the area as crews allocate resources to control the fire. As of Aug. 13, SR-299 remains closed daily 0500-1200 and 1330-1800 between John F. Kennedy Memorial Road (near Whiskeytown Lake) and Trinity Dam Boulevard in Trinity County; a pilot car program will escort traffic along this section of the highway overnight 1800-0500. All tractor trailers are prohibited from traveling westbound along SR-299 until further notice. Several other secondary roads within the wildfire perimeter are also closed. Expect the status of SR-299 and road closures within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities to change in the coming days due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could cause traffic delays and congestion in the region.

Advice
Continue to heed all evacuation orders until communities are deemed safe for re-entry. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

Resources
Carr Fire Information: www.fire.ca.gov
Shasta County Sheriff's Office: www.co.shasta.ca.us
California Road Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Carr Fire Structure Loss Map: calfire-forestry.maps.arcgis.com
Carr Fire Repopulation Map: nifc.maps.arcgis.com


Update 6: 8/10/2018
Carr Fire containment surpasses 50 percent early Aug. 10. Some evacuations still ongoing in Trinity and Shasta counties, US.
 

Locations affected by this alert: Redding, California

  • Incident: Wildfire
  • Location: Shasta and Trinity counties, California 
  • Start Date: July 23
  • Impact: Evacuations; ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

Click on the above image for an interactive map to view wildfires affected area, perimeters, and evacuation zones as of August 10, 2018

Summary
Crews continue to battle the Carr Fire near the city of Redding in northern California. As of Aug. 10, the fire was estimated to be 73,450 hectares (181,496 acres) in size and 51-percent contained. Over 4,700 personnel are on site working to extinguish hot spots within the wildfire perimeter and are building additional control lines along the northern and southwestern flanks of the fire. The death toll associated with the Carr Fire increased to eight people on Aug. 9 when a firefighter was killed in a vehicular accident.

Damage assessments indicate that the fire has destroyed 1,077 residences, 22 commercial buildings, and 500 other structures. Over 280 additional structures have sustained varying levels of damage due to the fire. Approximately 528 structures remain threatened by the blaze as of Aug. 10.

The increased fire containment percentages have allowed authorities to lift all mandatory evacuation orders within the Redding city limits. Three evacuation zones are ongoing northwest of Ono, north of Whiskeytown, and between the communities of French Gulch and Lewiston. Repopulation efforts will continue as authorities assess the safety of communities and lift the remaining evacuations; however, recovery operations, including debris clearing, will probably take several weeks to complete. Emergency personnel are maintaining shelters at Shasta College and Trinity High School.

Transport
Expect localized transport disruptions to continue in the area as crews allocate resources to control the fire. As of Aug. 10, SR-299 remains closed between J. F. Kennedy Memorial Road (near Whiskeytown Lake) and Trinity Dam Boulevard in Trinity County 0500-1800 daily; a pilot car program will escort traffic along this section of the highway overnight from 1800-0500. All tractor trailers are prohibited from traveling westbound along SR-299 until further notice. Several other secondary roads within the wildfire perimeter are also closed. Expect the status of SR-299 and road closures within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities to change in the coming days due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could cause traffic delays and congestion in the region.

Advice
Continue to heed all evacuation orders until communities are deemed safe for re-entry. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

Resources
Carr Fire Information: www.fire.ca.gov
Shasta County Sheriff's Office: www.co.shasta.ca.us
California Road Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Carr Fire Structure Loss Map: calfire-forestry.maps.arcgis.com
Carr Fire Repopulation Map: nifc.maps.arcgis.com


Update 5: 8/6/2018 
Crews continue to battle Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity counties, Calif., US, Aug. 6. Evacuations lifted in western Redding.

This alert affects Redding, California

  • Incident: Wildfire
  • Location: Shasta and Trinity counties, California
  • Start Date: July 23
  • Impact: Evacuations; ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

Click on the above image for an interactive map to view wildfires affected area, perimeters, and evacuation zones.


Summary
Firefighters have completed containment lines along the southeastern perimeter of the Carr Fire near the city of Redding. Although explosive growth has slowed, the fire remains active along the Shasta/Trinity county line, as well as along the northeastern flank of the complex. As of Aug. 6, the fire was estimated to be 66,048 hectares (163,207 acres) in size and 45-percent contained. Over 4,700 personnel are on site working to extinguish hot spots within the wildfire perimeter and are building additional control lines. Authorities have still not provided an estimated date for total containment of the fire. The death toll associated with the Carr Fire increased to seven people on Aug. 4; a utility worker was killed in a vehicular accident when attempting to restore electricity in Shasta County.

The fire has destroyed at least 1,604 structures in the affected areas. Over 275 additional structures have sustained varying levels of damage due to the fire. The number of structural losses will likely increase as damage assessments are completed in the coming days and as the fire grows. Approximately 1,223 additional buildings remain threatened by the blaze as of Aug. 6.

Due to the decreased fire activity and the secured containment line, officials have lifted mandatory evacuations for much of western Redding. Residents are in the process of repopulating these areas; however, recovery operations, including debris clearing, will probably take several weeks to complete. Thousands of people are still displaced in areas being threatened by the fire, including near Ono, French Gulch, Lewiston, and Whiskeytown.

Emergency personnel are maintaining shelters at Shasta College and Trinity High School; a local assistance center has also been established at Shasta High School for those impacted by the fire. Police have reported looting incidents within some of the evacuated communities; individuals found in the restricted areas will be subject to arrest if they are not engaged in firefighting-related activities.

Transport
Expect localized transport disruptions in the area as crews allocate resources to control the fire. As of Aug. 6, SR-299 remains closed between the SR-3 junction in Trinity County and Buenaventura Boulevard in Redding; over one dozen other secondary roads within the wildfire perimeter are also closed. The status of SR-299 and road closures within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities are anticipated to change in the coming days due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.

Advice
Continue to heed all evacuation orders until communities are deemed safe for re-entry. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Collect essential items - including identification and any important legal and travel documents - in a 'go-bag' that can be easily accessed. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

Resources
Carr Fire Information: www.fire.ca.gov
Shasta County Sheriff's Office: www.co.shasta.ca.us
California Road Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Carr Fire Structure Loss Map: calfire-forestry.maps.arcgis.com
Carr Fire Repopulation Map: nifc.maps.arcgis.com 


Update 4: 8/1/2018
Environment: Crews continue to battle Carr Fire in northern Calif., US, Aug. 1. Some evacuations lifted in Redding as fire activity decreases.

This alert affects Redding, California

  • Incident: Wildfire
  • Location: Shasta and Trinity counties, California
  • Start Date: July 23
  • Impact: Evacuations; ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

Click on the above image for an interactive map to view wildfires affected area, perimeters, and evacuation zones.

Summary
Crews have been successful in increasing the containment of the Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity counties. As of early Aug. 1, the fire was estimated to be 46,757 hectares (115,538 acres) in size and 35-percent contained. Much of the ongoing fire activity is located in more remote regions along the southwestern flank of the complex and along the Shasta/Trinity county border. Over 4,000 personnel are on site working to extinguish hot spots within the wildfire perimeter and are building additional control lines. Authorities have not provided an estimated date for total containment of the fire; however, they are hopeful that repopulation of communities will continue in the coming days as mandatory evacuation orders are lifted. As of Aug. 1, the Carr Fire has killed six people, including two firefighters and four civilians. At least four people remain missing in Shasta County.

The fire has destroyed at least 1,018 houses and 435 other structures in Shasta County. Over 200 additional structures have sustained varying levels of damage due to the fire. The number of structural losses will likely increase as damage assessments are completed in the coming days and as the fire grows. Approximately 2,500 additional buildings remain threatened by the blaze as of Aug. 1.

Due to the decreased fire activity near the city of Redding, officials have lifted mandatory evacuations in Summit City, Shasta Lake, the Buckeye Subdivision, River Park Highlands, White Hawk Estates, the Country Heights Subdivision, Montgomery Ranch, Redding Ranchettes, and Happy Valley. Although some progress has been made in repopulating nearby communities, thousands of residents remain displaced in Shasta, Igo, Ono, Centerville, Lewiston, and surrounding areas.

Emergency personnel are maintaining several shelters in the surrounding area, including at Shasta College, Simpson University, Trinity High School, Foothill High School, and the CrossPointe Community Church. Police have reported looting incidents within some of the evacuated communities; individuals found in the restricted areas will be subject to arrest if they are not engaged in firefighting-related activities.

Transport
Expect localized transport disruptions in the area as crews allocate resources to control the fire. As of Aug. 1, SR-299 remains closed between the SR-3 junction in Trinity County and Buenaventura Boulevard in Redding; dozens of other secondary roads within the wildfire perimeter are also closed. The status of SR-299 and road closures within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities are anticipated to change in the coming days due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.


Advice
Continue to heed all evacuation orders until communities are deemed safe for re-entry. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Collect essential items - including identification and any important legal and travel documents - in a 'go-bag' that can be easily accessed. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

Resources
Carr Fire Information: www.fire.ca.gov
Shasta County Sheriff's Office: www.co.shasta.ca.us
California Road Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Carr Fire Structure Loss Map: calfire-forestry.maps.arcgis.com


Update 3: 7/30/2018
Environment: Crews increase containment of Carr Fire near Redding, Calif., July 30. Thousands remain displaced; avoid evacuation zones. 

Locations affected by this alert: Redding, California

This alert began 07/30/18 20:11 UTC and is scheduled to expire 08/03/18 23:59 UTC. 

  • Incident: Wildfire
  • Location: Shasta County, California
  • Start Date: July 23
  • Impact: Evacuations; ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

Click on the above image for an interactive map to view wildfires affected area, perimeters, and evacuation zones.

Summary
Firefighters have made some progress in defending the city of Redding from the growing Carr Fire. There has been no recent growth reported near the city limits; the most active areas of the fire are located in more remote regions along the southern and western flanks of the fire complex. As of July 30, the fire was approximately 39,952 hectares (98,724 acres) and 20-percent contained. Authorities have confirmed that the fire has killed six people, including two firefighters and four civilians. At least seven people are missing in Shasta County. 

The fire has destroyed at least 966 structures and damaged nearly 200 others; however, the number of structural losses will likely increase as damage assessments are completed in the coming days. Nearly 5,000 additional structures remain threatened by the Carr Fire as of early July 30. Over 3,300 firefighters are working to control the flames with containment lines; spot fires continue to ignite within the perimeter, including near the city of Redding. Despite this, crews are optimistic about the containment progress near the city and could shift focus to more remote areas of Shasta County where the fire is more active. Authorities have not provided an estimated containment date for the wildfire; hot and dry conditions will probably hamper efforts over the coming days, and additional growth is likely.

Estimates indicate that roughly 39,000 residents are displaced as of July 30 in Redding and in surrounding communities. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for the communities of Shasta Lake, Summit City, Centerville, Igo, Ono, in Shasta County; homeowners near the Trinity Dam and the community of Lewiston in Trinity County are also displaced. Officials have lifted evacuation orders for the Redding Ranchettes subdivision, and hope to start reopening areas of western Redding due to increases in fire containment; however, no re-entry plans or dates have been finalized. Emergency personnel have established several shelters in the surrounding area, including at Shasta College, Simpson University, Trinity High School, Foothill High School, and the CrossPointe Community Church. Police have reported some looting incidents within evacuated communities, and have stated that individuals found in the restricted areas will be subject to arrest if they are not engaged in firefighting-related activities.

Transport

Expect localized transport disruptions in the area as crews allocate resources to control the fire. As of July 30, SR-299 remains closed between the SR-3 junction in Trinity County and Buenaventura Boulevard in Redding; dozens of other secondary roads within the wildfire perimeter are also closed. Anticipate the status of SR-299 and road closures within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities to change in the coming days due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.

Advice
Heed all evacuation orders. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Collect essential items - including identification and any important legal and travel documents - in a 'go-bag' that can be easily accessed. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

Resources
Carr Fire Information: www.fire.ca.gov
Shasta County Sheriff's Office: www.co.shasta.ca.us
California Road Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov


Update 2:
Deadly Carr Fire continues to grow near Redding, Calif., US, July 28. Evacuation orders expanded. Allow extra travel time. 

Locations affected by this alert: Redding, California

  • Incident: Wildfire
  • Location: Shasta County, California
  • Start Date: July 23
  • Impact: Evacuations; ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

Click on the above image for an interactive map to view wildfires affected area, perimeters, and evacuation zones.

Summary

The Carr Fire, which ignited July 23 near Whiskeytown Lake in Shasta County, California, continues to grow as of early July 28. The blaze quickly burned through the communities of Keswick and Shasta and crossed the Sacramento River toward the western neighborhoods of Redding July 27; it then expanded to the south and southwest, approaching the town of Centerville. As of the morning of July 28, the fire has grown to approximately 32,741 hectares (80,906 acres) and was only 5-percent contained. The Carr Fire has resulted in the death of one firefighter; at least three additional firefighting personnel and an unknown number of civilians have been injured by the blaze.

The fire has destroyed at least 500 structures; however, the number of structural losses will likely increase as damage assessments are completed in the coming days. Nearly 5,000 additional structures remain threatened by the Carr Fire as of early July 28. Over 3,400 firefighters are working to control the flames. Authorities have not provided an estimated containment date for the wildfire; hot and dry conditions will probably hamper efforts over the coming days, and additional growth is likely.

Authorities have ordered widespread evacuations for thousands of residents in Shasta County. As of early July 28, mandatory evacuation orders include the following areas:

  • All of Shasta Lake City
  • The community of French Gulch
  • Pine Grove Avenue (north of Lake Boulevard to Shasta Dam, including North Belt Line and Flannigan Road)
  • Parts of Buenaventura Boulevard and Placer Road
  • Westside Road to Kenyon Drive (including Country Heights and West Redding neighborhood)
  • Cloverdale Road (from Placer Road to Clear Creek Road)
  • Clear Creek Road (west from Cloverdale Road to Honey Bee Road)
  • Areas north of the Sacramento River, west of Market Street and Lake Boulevard (to Keswick Dam Road)
  • Areas west of Overhill Drive and north of SR-299
  • Areas north of Prospect Drive (including the Middle Park Ranch Land area)
  • Areas west of Overhill Drive and north of SR-299
  • Areas north of SR-299 and west of Spinmaker Road (to the end of Harlan Drive)
  • Keswick Dam east to Counter Lane and north to Quartz Hill Road
  • Whiskey Creek Road
  • West of Platina Road between Placer Road and Buell Road South Fork Road (from Zogg Mine Road to South Fork Road, including of Bender Road, Serenity Drive and Serenity Way)
  • Shasta Dam Boulevard

Additional mandatory evacuations within the Redding city limits are possible depending on the direction of fire growth over the coming days.

Transport

Expect localized transport disruptions in the area as crews allocate resources to control the fire and residents heed evacuation orders. As of July 28, both directions of SR-299 are closed in areas near the fire. Trinity Mountain Road, Whiskey Creed Road, and other secondary roads within the wildfire perimeter are also closed. Anticipate the status of SR-299 and road closures within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities to change in the coming days due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.

Advice

Heed all evacuation orders. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours are likely. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Collect essential items - including identification and any important legal and travel documents - in a 'go-bag' that can be easily accessed. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

Resources

Carr Fire Information: www.fire.ca.gov
California Road Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov

UPDATE 1: Deadly Carr Fire undergoes rapid growth near Redding, Calif., US, July 27. Evacuation orders expanded. Allow extra travel time.

Locations affected by this alert: Redding, California

This alert began 07/27/18 16:33 UTC and expired 07/28/18 19:37 UTC.

  • Incident: Wildfire
  • Location: Shasta County, California
  • Start Date: July 23
  • Impact: Evacuations; ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

Click on the above image for an interactive map to view wildfires affected area, perimeters, and evacuation zones.

Summary

The Carr Fire, which ignited July 23 near Whiskeytown Lake in Shasta County, California, underwent explosive growth overnight July 26-27. The fire quickly burned through the communities of Keswick and Shasta and crossed the Sacramento River toward the western neighborhoods of Redding. As of the morning of July 27, the fire has grown to approximately 17,990 hectares (44,450 acres) and was only 3-percent contained. The Carr Fire has resulted in the death of one firefighter; at least three additional firefighting personnel and an unknown number of civilians have been injured by the blaze.

At least 15 structures have been destroyed; however, the number of structural losses will likely increase as damage assessments are completed in the coming days. Nearly 500 additional structures remain threatened by the Carr Fire as of early July 27. Over 1,700 firefighters are on-site working to control the flames. Authorities have not provided an estimated containment date for the wildfire; hot and dry conditions will probably hamper efforts over the coming days, and additional growth is likely.

Authorities have ordered widespread evacuations for thousands of residents in Shasta County. As of early July 27, mandatory evacuation orders have expanded within the Redding city limits, including the following areas:

  • All of Shasta Lake City and Summit City
  • The communities of French Gulch, Shasta, and Keswick
  • Pine Grove Avenue (north of Lake Boulevard to Shasta Dam, including North Belt Line and Flannigan Road)
  • Buenaventura Boulevard and Placer Road
  • Westside Road to Kenyon Drive (including Country Heights and West Redding neighborhood)
  • Cloverdale Road (from Placer Road to Clear Creek Road)
  • Clear Creek Road (west from Cloverdale Road to Honey Bee Road)
  • Areas north of the Sacramento River, west of Market Street and Lake Boulevard (to Keswick Dam Road)
  • Areas south along Swasey Drive (from SR-299 to Placer Road)
  • Areas north of Prospect Drive (including the Middle Park Ranch Land area)
  • Areas west of Overhill Drive and north of SR-299
  • Areas north of SR-299 and west of Spinmaker Road (to the end of Harlan Drive)
  • Keswick Dam east to Counter Lane and north to Quartz Hill Road
  • SR-229 (west of Trinity Mountain Road to the base of Buckhorn Summit)
  • Whiskey Creek Road

Additional mandatory evacuations within the Redding city limits are possible depending on the direction of fire growth over the coming days.

Transport

Expect localized transport disruptions in the area as crews allocate resources to control the fire and residents heed evacuation orders. As of July 27, both directions of SR-299 are closed between the junction of SR-3 in Trinity County and Buenaventura Boulevard in Redding. Trinity Mountain Road, Whiskey Creed Road, and other secondary roads within the wildfire perimeter are also closed. Anticipate the status of SR-299, and road closures within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities, to change in the coming days due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.
 

Advice
Heed all evacuation orders. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours are likely. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Collect essential items - including identification and any important legal and travel documents - in a 'go-bag' that can be easily accessed. Charge battery-powered devices in case of prolonged power outages.

Resources
Carr Fire Information: www.fire.ca.gov
California Road Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov