Lakehead Area ‘Coal Fire’ Evacuations Lifted

Coal Fire near Lakehead north of Redding has burned 160 acres. Photo by Dave Mundt.

According to KRCR,  the “Coal Fire” has consumed 160 acres in the Lakehead area off Interstate 5 and Gilman Road north of Redding.

Coal Fire seen from Redding. Photo by Alan Phillips.

 The fire is moving in a northeast direction, and is present on both sides of I-5. About 20 homes and structures were threatened. previous evacuations at Lakeview Dr. and Ycotti Creek Road have been lifted.

Lakehead are Coal Fire seen from Lake Boulevard in Redding. Photo by Alan Phillips.

 CAL FIRE is assisting the US Forest Service in battling the fire, 5 miles south of Lakehead in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.


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