Mountain Fire Now at 820 Acres, Updated 5:53 PM August 22

Mountain Fire smoke from California Street in Redding, looking south

Photo by Matt Grigsby

CalTrans Lake Boulevard webcam

CalTrans Pine Grove traffic cam

Photo from CalTrans Facebook page

From Twitter at 5:25 PM:

Shasta Co. Sheriff Retweeted

Cullen Kreider-RFD

CAL FIRE reporting Mountain Incident is 820 acres.
Evacuation center located at Crosspointe Community Church 2960 Hartnell Ave. Dogs and cats accepted at Haven Humane, horses and livestock accepted at Redding Rodeo Grounds

From Care Animal Hospital on Facebook:

FIRE IN BELLA VISTA
We have room for your pets if you are or may be evacuated

UPDATE 4:01 pm Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

Update on the Mountain Fire burning in the area of Jones Valley and Bella Vista (Shasta County) CA. The fire has burned over 600 acres per Cal FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit, 1,110 homes/structures threatened and approximately 3,885 residents evacuated. No injuries reported at this time. These numbers are very fluid and subject to change.

Evacuation Center located at Crosspointe Community Church, 2960 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA.

For assistance with animals, call SHASCOM non-emergency dispatch line (530) 245-6540.

Road closures in place:

Hwy 299 between Deschutes and Old Oregon Trail
Kitty Hawk at Bear Mountain Road
Bear Mountain Road at Dry Creek
Bear Mountain Road at Old Oregon Trail
Old Oregon Trail at Oasis

Caltrans District 2 on Twitter 2:30 PM

UPDATE: SR 299 is now closed to westbound traffic at Deschutes Road due to the #MountainFire. SR 299 remains closed to eastbound traffic at Old Oregon Trail. Please choose alternate routes and avoid the area

CALFIRE ON TWITTER @2:26 PM

#MountainFire off Bear Mountain Road and Dry Creek Road, north of Bella Vista in Shasta County is 600 acres. Evacuations and road closures in place.

Caltrans District 2 on Twitter @ 2:19 PM

UPDATE: SR 299 is now closed to westbound traffic at Deschutes Road due to the #MountainFire. SR 299 remains closed to eastbound traffic at Old Oregon Trail. Please choose alternate routes and avoid the area.

Caltrans District

#MountainFire Update: Eastbound SR 299 is now closed at Old Oregon Trail. Motorists advised to find alternate routes and avoid the area.

CALFIRE

CAL FIRE Incident Yes
Last Updated 8/22/2019
Date Started 8/22/2019
Location Information Bear Mountain Road and Dry Creek Road, north of Bella Vista
Counties Shasta
Acres Burned 300

TWITTER

Shasta Co. Sheriff
@ShastaSheriff
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#MountainFire – Updated road closures
Hwy 299 East at Old Oregon Trail
Hwy 299 West at Deschutes Road
Old Oregon Trail northbound

Shasta College Campus is closed evacuate to Crosspointe Community Church 2960 Hartnell Road Redding

Shasta Co. Sheriff
@ShastaSheriff
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#MountainFire – ATTENTION! EVACUATION CENTER HAS BEEN MOVED TO CROSSPOINTE COMMUNITY CHURCH located at 2960 Hartnell Road Redding, Ca.

Shasta College Campus is closed effective immediately!

Facebook page of Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

#MountainFire Attn: Jones Valley and Bella Vista area residents! Additional evacuations at Creek Trail and Ravine Road. Hwy 299 is closed at Dry Creek Road.

Don’t forget medications and electronic device chargers.

Evacuation Center located at Shasta College gymnasium 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA.

Twitter

Shasta Co. Sheriff
@ShastaSheriff
#MountainFire Updated evacuation areas – South side only of Bear Mountain Road to Old Oregon Trail – all roads that intersect on the south side of Bear Mountain Road.

Shasta Co. Sheriff Retweeted

CAL FIRE

@CAL_FIRE
#MountainFire off Bear Mountain Road and Dry Creek Road, north of Bella Vista in Shasta County is 200 acres.

Shasta Co. Sheriff
@ShastaSheriff

#MountainFire – Ongoing evacuations include Creek Trail to Old Oregon Tr & all roads that intersect.
Squaw Grass Tr & Wildwood Lane
Reminder, this is an ever changing situation, if you do not see your street or road listed & you feel unsafe, you may evacuate to Shasta College

Shasta Co. Sheriff
@ShastaSheriff

#MountainFire Reminder! You may evacuate if you feel unsafe, you do not need to wait for a knock on your door. Evac Center located at Shasta College. 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding, CA.

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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6 Responses

  1. Thank you, Barbara, for staying on top of the fire coverage.

  2. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    This is just one more reason to love ANC. I wouldn’t have know about this otherwise until the 5:00 news. Thanks, Barbara and Matt.

  3. Adrienne Jacoby Adrienne Jacoby says:

    Every year I hold my breath for July, August through Sept. or until our first soaking rain. I really don’t like this shade of blue on me. . . . maybe it’s time to join Barbara at the coast!! I watched the Jones fire march down the valley . . . . I am grateful to all the first responders and the mercy of the wind dying down just a fraction, that I didn’t have to see a replay.

    • Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

      Oh, AJ, you’re not alone. It used to be that I thought here in Eastern County, we were more susceptible to fire than our Redding brethren. Then the Carr Fire threw firenadoes at West Redding. Apparently blue is the new black.