Carr Fire Updates

7:34 AM July 28

Video from Active NorCal on Twitter.


These photos were taken from Starlight at Buenaventura last night, looking northwest toward Benton Airfield and west Redding.

Photos by Matt Grigsby.

July 28, 7:15 AM

Igo has been evacuated.


The Carr Fire missing person hotline is up and running this morning. If you are unable to get a hold of a loved one, please do the following:

Check the Red Cross Safe & Well website at:
*Please be advised that not everyone who has checked into a shelter has been registered due to the amount of people receiving services. The Red Cross is working to process evacuees as fast as they can.

If the Red Cross does not have a record of your loved one, you may call our missing person hotline at 530-225-4277. This is for the City of Redding and for unincorporated Shasta County.

July 26,2: 15 PM

Photo from Caltrans. Fire jumped Highway 299 at Swasey Drive; all residents in that area have already been evacuated.

Photo from Jp Yeries on Facebook. Taken by J's Market in Old Shasta.

1:50 PM

Radio 96.1 providing nonstop coverage of Carr Fire.

SF Gate provides a tracking map. Note that  Fire perimeters are based on infrared and thermal imaging from NASA's MODIS and VIIRS-I products; it is NOT indicative of actual perimeter location or flame front. Use the + and - signs to zero in on areas affected.

11:00 AM Clear Creek Water customers, there is a boil water advisory. (This includes Happy Valley).

10:54 AM

Photos from  Jill Carr-Stidham on Facebook of boats destroyed at Oak Bottom.

10:20 AM

WEST REDDING under voluntary evacuations.

Evacuations west of Eureka Way along Highway 299 EXCLUDES Mary Lake Subdivision.

From RPD: There are no mandatory evacuations in the City of Redding for the Carr Fire. Evacuations are in Old Shasta, Keswick, and the Victoria Highlands Area. Updated alerts are being sent out now. Mary Lake is not being evacuated. #carrfire


Shasta-Trinity Cal Fire has issued mandatory evacuations as a result of the Carr Wildfire, which grew overnight, though none currently affecting City limits.
The fire has forced mandatory evacuations for those who live on Lower Springs Road and west, as well as Rock Creek Road and Iron Mountain Road. The current evacuation center is Shasta High School, located on Pioneer Road in Redding, though this could change.

City staff are monitoring utility usage as the fire progresses, and at this time all systems are in full working order. We will provide updates as the day progresses.
For more information about the fire and evacuations, call the CAL FIRE info line at (530) 225- 2510, and for Disaster Relief call the Red Cross Hotline at (844) 236-0153. Information is also available at and the local media news feeds.

CAL FIRE and Shasta County have both initiated Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), however no state of emergency has been declared at this time.

For people living in PG&E service areas who are on wells, assuming you still have power: PG&E sent out notifications this year that power could be cut if conditions warrant. You might want to fill some buckets or containers with water for drinking, washing, flushing toilets, etc. Also, charge up your cell phones/tablets and check your flashlights for adequate power. If power does go out tonight or tomorrow night, please do not use candles or cook over open flames (fire pit).

Redding Dragstrip will be open for anyone needing to park cars, trailers, etc.

UPDATE, 9:25 AM, JULY 26

Sunset West evacuated.

These are updates from Facebook users:

Placer at Wisconsin mandatory evacuations.

Lakeside Drive mandatory evacuations.

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Barbara Rice
Barbara Rice is's administrative assistant. She grew up in Igo listening to the devil's music, hearing tales of WWII, and reading James Thurber and Mad Magazine while dreaming of travel to exotic lands. She graduated from Shasta High School, Shasta College, and San Francisco State University. After too many blistering Sacramento Valley summers, she's traded it all for the ocean breezes of Humboldt County. She's been told she's a bad influence and that makes her very happy. She tweets, travels, and spoils cats. There's a dance in the old dame yet.
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1 Response

  1. Mistress of the Mix Mistress of the Mix says:

    Just before noon the governor issued a state of emergency (the sheriff has issued a local state of emergency as well).

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