Progress continues on Carr Fire recovery

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While firefighters continue to attack the Carr Fire, hundreds of other people are working around the clock to help push Shasta County closer to recovery. Among the highlights:

  •  Evacuations have been lifted everywhere in the city of Redding.
  •  Redding Electric Utility has replaced 129 power poles and restored service to all residents. PG&E has restored service for more than 800 customers.
  •  Since most evacuees have returned home, officials have been able to consolidate the evacuation shelters from four down to two. Evacuees are being housed at Shasta College in Redding and Trinity High School in Weaverville.
  •  The one-stop Local Assistance Center at Shasta High School has provided services to more than 1,600 people since it opened Aug. 2 at Shasta High School.
  •  The California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps is helping Haven Humane Society care for animals that have been evacuated or lost during the fire emergency, and have helped reunite dozens of them with their owners. Haven Humane has returned to its normal operations and no longer has animals at its evacuation location at the Shasta Outlets. Shasta County Animal Regulation Officers are also ensuring that animals are safe and cared for.

For more information on local resources, call 211 or visit www.211norcal.org/shasta. You can also follow the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, the City of Redding and Cal Fire on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for fire updates at www.tinyurl.com/carrfire. Fire maps are available at www.calfire.ca.gov.

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