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California Wildfires: Latest Updates And What You Need To Know

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Bruce Palmer prepares to tow a truck scorched by the Delta Fire on Interstate 5 in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest near Shasta Lake on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

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Updated Sunday, September 16, 9:37 a.m.

Firefighters are battling several major wildfires throughout California — including one north of Redding, near where the Carr Fire killed eight people and burned some 1,100 homes in a frightening start to the fire season.

Here are the latest updates on the fires we are tracking in Northern California. For active fires, these numbers may change quickly as more information becomes available.

Delta Fire (North of Shasta Lake in Shasta and Trinity counties)

Latest information on evacuations and fire conditions

What You Need To Know: Mandatory evacuations were lifted for some areas of Shasta County Wednesday afternoon. Interstate 5 re-opened yesterday evening after closing down due to a flare up in the fire. The Delta Fire merged with the Hirz Fire along the Delta's eastern edge over the weekend

Acres Burned And Containment: The fire has burned 60,018 acres with 64 percent containment.

Evacuations: There are mandatory evacuation orders in effect throughout parts of Shasta and Trinity counties and evacuation advisories in Siskiyou County.

  • Shasta County: The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has issued mandatory evacuations for residents along the Interstate 5 corridor from exit 707 at Vollmers north to exit 714 at Gibson. Follow the Shasta County Sheriff’s Facebook page for the most recent updates.
  • Trinity County: The Trinity County Sheriff's Office has issued a mandatory evacuation notice for residents of East Fork Road to Ramshorn Road east to the Shasta Trinity County line. There will be a hard road closure at East Side Road and East Fork Road for nonresidents. There is an evacuation advisory only from the East Fork/East Side Road junction west to Highway 3 northward to Ramshorn Road. 
  • Siskiyou County: The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has lifted an evacuation warning. According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “The Delta Fire is no longer a serious or imminent threat to the citizens of Dunsmuir or other Siskiyou County residents in the area at this time.” 

Damage To Homes And Structures: 17 structures have been damaged so far, according to the Forest Service. About 17 big-rigs were abandoned along the interstate and at least four caught fire, Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Foster of the California Highway Patrol's Mount Shasta office told the Los Angeles Times. At least two trucks were partially melted.

Deaths: There have been no deaths reported.

Evacuation Shelters:

  • Mercy Oaks (on standby), 100 Mercy Oaks Drive, Redding
  • National Guard Armory, 618 Everitt Memorial Hwy, Mount Shasta
  • Siskiyou Humane Society is housing dogs and cats for evacuees using the evacuation shelter. The humane society is at 1208 North Mount Shasta Blvd (530-926-4052). Evacuees can bring their pets and visit and feed them during the shelter hours of operation (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Evacuees are responsible for taking care of their own animals.

Snell Fire (Napa County)

Latest information on evacuations and fire conditions

What You Need To Know: A fire that started Saturday afternoon in Napa County near Berryessa Estates has grown to more than 2,400 acres and prompted evacuations.

Acres Burned And Containment: The fire has burned 2,490 acres with 90 percent containment.

Evacuations: All evacuation orders and road closures for the Snell Fire have been lifted.

Damage To Homes And Structures: No structure damage has been reported.

Deaths: No deaths have been reported.

Evacuation Shelters: N/A

Boot Fire (Eastern Sierra Nevada)

Latest information on evacuations and fire conditions

What You Need To Know: Officials said Wednesday the footprint of the fire is not changing significantly. The Mono County Sheriff’s Office lifted all evacuation notices for residents and structures in the Fales Hot Springs, Devil’s Gate Pass and Swauger Creek areas Saturday evening. Highway 395 and State Route 108 have also reopened.

Acres Burned And Containment: The fire has burned 6,974 acres with 98 percent containment.

Evacuations: There are no mandatory evacuation notices.

Damage To Homes And Structures: No structure damage has been reported.

Deaths: No deaths have been reported.

Evacuation Shelters: N/A

North Fire (Near Emigrant Gap in Placer County)

Latest information on evacuations and fire conditions

What You Need To Know: Officials said that fire activity was minimal Sunday. Officials plan to release a number of engines and crews from the fire Monday.

Acres Burned And Containment: The fire has burned 1,120 acres and is 97 percent contained.

Evacuations: Onion Valley Campground, North Fork Campground, Tunnel Mills Campground and access roads to those campgrounds from the Emigrant Gap exit off I-80.

Damage To Homes And Structures: No structure damage has been reported.

Deaths: No deaths have been reported.

Evacuation Shelters: N/A

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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