Mountain Fire Updates August 23 7:10 PM

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Photo on Twitter from CEDR Digital Corps

Photo and caption from the Salvation Army on Twitter: The Salvation Army served more than 100 meals last night at the #MountainFire evacuation shelter. We’re serving breakfast to evacuees again this morning.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter at 9:00 AM

Mandatory Evacs: Bear Mountain Rd from Chistian Way to Dry Creek Rd, Squaw Grass Trail at Dry Creek Rd, Elk Trail West at Dry Creek Rd, northbound Intermountain Rd & westbound Alice Lane Evac center located at Crosspointe Community Church Redding. Road closures: Bear Mountain Rd from Christian Way to Dry Creek Rd, Squaw Grass Trail at Dry Creek Rd, Elk Trail West at Dry Creek Rd, northbound Intermountain Rd and westbound Alice Ln
@CALFIRESHU reports the fire is at 600 acres with 40% containment

From CalFire @ 6:55 AM:

Estimated 240 acres contained.

Erratic fire behavior influenced by windy conditions and steep terrain challenged firefighters into the mid- afternoon. Winds calmed allowing progress to be made in slowing the fire’s spread, however, there is an anticipated return for gusty conditions tonight. Damage assessment is ongoing. Crews will continue working through the night to increase and strengthen containment lines.

Shasta County Sheriff on Twitter:

#MountainFire now at 40% containment. Evacuations and road closures remain in place.

Shasta College Main Redding Campus To Remain Closed

The Shasta College Main Redding Campus will remain closed to all students and employees, and all Main Campus classes and ITV sections are cancelled for Friday, August 23, 2019, due to the Mountain Fire. The Tehama Campus will remain open for all classes except ITV classes on Friday, August 23, 2019. The Downtown Health Science and University Center will be open for all scheduled classes. Updates will be provided on an on-going basis. For information please contact Campus Safety at 530-242-7910.

From 10:30 PM August 22:

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