299 Reopens, Carr Fire Updates August 9, 7:00 PM

CALFIRE UPDATE 7:00 PM

Size: 178,752 acres Containment: 49% Expected Full Containment: Unknown Firefighter Injuries/Fatalities: 3
STRUCTURAL SUMMARY
Structures Threatened: 528
Residential Structures Destroyed: 1,077 Commercial Structures Destroyed: 22 Other Destroyed: 500
Residential Structures Damaged: 191 Commercial Structures Damaged: 26 Other Damaged: 65

Situation Summary:

Smoke over the fire area has helped to moderate fire activity. The fire spread is driven mostly by topography and and dry vegetation. Heavy timber and steep terrain continue to complicate firefighting efforts. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the fire area through 11:00 P.M. Saturday for hot, dry conditions and gusty winds. Firefighters continue to build and improve containments lines in more
active portions of the fire, while mop-up and patrol efforts continue throughout the less active areas.

Evacuations: Shasta County:
Whiskeytown Park
Rainbow Lake
Trinity County:
Trinity/Shasta County Line at Buckhorn Summit Rd W. to Sandhouse Rd. All roads w/in this area North of Hwy 299
Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Lewiston Turn Pike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Trininty Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd
For the most up to date orders visit: https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/sheriff_index.aspx

Evacuation Center(s):

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding, CA 96003
Trinity High School 321 Victory Lane Weaverville, CA 96093

Resources:

Shasta County Environmental Health Division:
https://tinyurl.com/shastaehd

Carr Fire Repopulation Map:
https://tinyurl.com/carrfirerepopulationmap
View live structure maps at:
www.tinyurl.com/carrfirestructuremap

Assistance Center(s):
Disaster Recovery Center
Old Kmart Building
2685 Hilltop Dr.
Redding, CA 96003
9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. Daily

Road Closures: Shasta County:
JFK Memorial Road at Hwy 299
Victoria Drive at Hwy 299
Platina Road at Bully Choop
Platina Road at Old Bully Choop
Hwy 299 at Buenaventura
Iron Mountain at Rock Creek Road
Rainbow Lake Road at Platina Road

Trinity County:
Hwy 299 East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Lewiston Turnpike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Trinity Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd
East Side Road at East Fork Road
Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd

ASSIGNED RESOURCES
Engines: 352 Water Tenders: 125 Helicopters: 16 Hand Crews: 76 Dozers: 118
Other: Total Personnel: 4,710
Air Tankers: Firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.
Cooperating Agencies:
PG&E, CAL TRANS, Shasta County Sheriff, CHP, Redding Police Department, Shasta County Fire Department, Shasta County Public
Works, CAL OES, Bureau of Land Management, CCC, State Parks, CDCR, Red Cross, Redding Electric, WAPA, California National
Guard, Trinity OES, Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Sierra Pacific Industries, AT&T, Shasta County Probation Dept.

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CARR FIRE REPOPULATION
WHAT: Repopulation and Re-entry of Victoria Drive and Victoria Highland
Subdivision.
WHEN: August 9, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
WHERE: Evacuations orders have been lifted and residents may return home in the
following areas.
Re-entry to Victoria Drive and Victoria Highland Subdivision **Residents Only*
Residents entering this area will be required to provide documentation to verify
residency.
Road Closures:
Victoria Drive at Hwy 299. *Residents Only*
Some residents may only have limited access to their properties due to safety concerns.

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CAL
FIRE Employee
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Heavy Equipment Mechanic Andrew Brake:
“Anne and I offer our condolences to the family and loved ones of Andrew Brake, who passed away in a vehicle accident on his way to work this morning. On behalf of all Californians, we honor Andrew and the many other brave firefighters and emergency responders who have risked their lives to protect others.”
Brake, 40, died in a single vehicle accident today while on his way to work on the Carr Fire burning in Shasta and Trinity counties. He is a six-year veteran of CAL FIRE.
Brake grew up in Chico and is survived by his parents, Melvin and Teresa, daughters Marissa, 20, and Miranda, 16, and their mother Liberté. Brake is also survived by his sister Lyndsay Barrett, her husband, Bryan, and their children Lily and Jackson.
Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff in his honor.

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RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2018
12:00 P.M.
STATE ROUTE 299 REOPENS AFTER CARR FIRE
WHEN: Effective Thursday, August 9, 2018
WHAT: The public will be permitted to drive between Trinity Dam Boulevard and
JF Kennedy Memorial Road (Whiskeytown Visitor’s Center) from 12:00
P.M. to 1:30 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. daily. The highway will
remain closed at all other times.
WHERE: State Route 299 Between Redding in Shasta County and Weaverville in
Trinity County.
NOTES: One-Way Traffic Control Operations will be in place. Motorists are to
follow a pilot car, slow down, and follow directions. PLEASE DO NOT
ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES EARLY TO TRAFFIC CONTROL.
Early arrivals will be turned back.
Motorists are advised of possible significant delays.
This schedule is subject to change at any time.
Caltrans District 2 is informing the public through the “Caltrans District 2”
page on Facebook and “@CaltransD2” on Twitter, via Caltrans.ca.gov, the
(530) 225-3452 hotline and through one-on-one customer service via
telephone to those who call (530) 225-3426 during business hours.

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August 9, 2018
8:00 A.M.
CARR FIRE COMMUNITY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
WHAT: Carr Fire Incident Community Meeting Conference
WHEN: August 9, 2018 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: LAKEHEAD LIONS CLUB
20814 Mammoth Drive
Lakehead, CA 96051

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CALFIRE UPDATE 7:00 am AUGUST 9

Size: 177,450 acres Containment: 48% Expected Full Containment: Unknown Firefighter Injuries/Fatalities: 2
STRUCTURAL SUMMARY
Structures Threatened: 528
Residential Structures Destroyed: 1,077 Commercial Structures Destroyed: 22 Other Destroyed: 500
Residential Structures Damaged: 191 Commercial Structures Damaged: 26 Other Damaged: 65

Situation Summary:

The Carr Fire is burning in steep and inaccesable terrain. Heavy timber and fuel loading have challenged firefighting efforts. Due to extremely low fuel moistures in grass, brush, and timber, the potential for fire growth remains. Firefighters have been conducting burnout operations to strengthen control lines as conditions allow.

Evacuations: Shasta County:
Whiskeytown Park
All areas on South Fork Road from Zogg Mine Rd to South Fork Road to include the areas of Bender Rd, Serenity Dr & Serenity Way
Trinity County:
Trinity/Shasta County Line at Buckhorn Summit Rd W. to Sandhouse Rd. All roads w/in this area North of Hwy 299
Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Lewiston Turn Pike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Trininty Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd

Evacuation Center(s):

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding, CA 96003
Trinity High School 321 Victory Lane Weaverville, CA 96093

Assistance Center(s):
Local Assistance Center for the Carr Fire
Old Kmart Building
2685 Hilltop Dr.
Redding, CA 96003

Road Closures: Shasta County:
JFK Memorial Road At Hwy 299
Victoria Drive at Hwy 299
Gas Point Road at Clear Creek Rd
Platina Road at Bully Choop
Iron Mountain at Rock Creek Road
Hwy 299 at Buenaventura Blvd
Iron Mountain Road at Hwy 299
Swasey Drive & Lower Springs Road

Hwy 299 at Ridge Road
Muletown Road at Red Bluff Road
South Fork road at Zogg Mine Road
Trinity County:
Hwy 299 East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Lewiston Turnpike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
Trinity Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd
East Side Road at East Fork Road
Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd

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Barbara Rice
Barbara Rice is anewscafe.com'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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