What fire is in Shasta County?
Thousands of people are under evacuation orders as a wildfire suspected of being started by arson rages in Shasta County. The Fawn Fire, which is north of the city of Redding, has grown to 5,850 acres since breaking out Wednesday afternoon.
Is the fire in Shasta County contained?
SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — The Fawn Fire is now 100% contained, according to CAL FIRE officials. It has burned 8,578 acres north of Redding.
Where is the fire in Shasta?
The fire is near Fawndale Rd. and Radcliff Rd. off of Interstate 5 and northeast of Shasta Lake, CAL FIRE said. Additional resources have been requested as the fire is burning at a rapid rate of spread in the timber, according to CAL FIRE.
It is currently 8,537 acres and containment is up to 35 percent. The fire, believed to be started by a woman charged with arson, has destroyed at least 130 homes.
According to investigators, the day the Fawn Fire started on September 22, CAL FIRE authorities found Souverneva in the Mountain Gate area near where the fire started. She had allegedly tried to start a fire in order to boil bear urine out of some water. She has pleaded not guilty.
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The fire has destroyed dozens of homes near Shasta Lake in Northern California. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Wednesday the Fawn Fire was 75% contained after destroying 185 homes and other buildings in an unincorporated area north of the city of Redding. The fire has burned 8,595 acres.
A Palo Alto woman has been charged with arson for allegedly sparking the Fawn fire burning in Shasta County, officials announced Friday. Alexandra Souverneva, 30, was arrested Wednesday after the fire ignited in the Mountain Gate area near Redding.
Fawn Fire burns 100 structures near Shasta Lake in California.
At its height, the fire engaged as many as 4,766 personnel from multiple agencies. The fire was reported on the afternoon of July 23, 2018, at the intersection of Highway 299 and Carr Powerhouse Road, in the Whiskeytown district of the Whiskeytown–Shasta–Trinity National Recreation Area.
The Tennant Fire first reported at 4 p.m. June 28 is 16 miles northeast of the Lava Fire on both sides of Highway 97 near Tennant Road. It is mostly on land protected by the Forest Service but is also on private property protected by CAL FIRE.
History. A bustling town from the 1850s through the 1880s, Shasta was for its time, the most significant settlement in Shasta County and the surrounding area. However, in the mid-1880s, the newly-constructed Central Pacific Railroad bypassed Shasta, in favor of Redding and the town declined into “ghost town” status.
Easily one of the most picturesque counties in all of California, Shasta County attracts people from larger urban areas with its natural beauty, reasonable housing, low crime rates and friendly communities. Redding, the county seat, is the center of health, government, and commerce for Northern California.
The county has a much larger percent of rural residents than the rest of California. Shasta County's population density is 46.9 per square mile, and 29.3% of residents live in rural areas.
The blaze started about 4:45 p.m. just east of Interstate 5, in the area of Fawndale Road and Radcliff Road, about 12 miles north of Redding, Cal Fire said.
Shasta Lake forms the core of the Shasta Unit and offers recreationist a variety of outdoor activities including: boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, hunting, and mountain biking.
Kennett was an important copper mining town in northern California, United States until it was flooded by Shasta Lake while Shasta Dam was being constructed. Kennett is submerged under approximately 400 ft. of water (depending on the lake level).
Surprisingly, the vast expanse of crystal blue water at Lake Shasta is actually a manufactured lake. In fact, it's a reservoir created by the construction of Shasta Dam across the Sacramento River, a large-scale project completed during the 1930s and 1940s.
The fire started Wednesday afternoon along Fawndale and Radcliff roads, about 5 miles northeast of the city of Shasta Lake and 12 miles north of Redding. It exploded in size Thursday, from 150 acres to 5,500 acres in 12 hours, according to Cal Fire updates.
Fawn Fire north of Redding, California scorches more than 7,000 acres, sends residents fleeing. The huge Fawn Fire north of Redding, California continued to spread on Saturday. It has scorched more than 7,000 acres, according to Cal Fire, and forced hundreds of evacuations.
Active Wildfires in Sequoia National Park
The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9, 2021, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. The complex is comprised of the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire, which merged on September 17 and are considered one fire.
Shasta's timberline, and more accurate mapping takes place. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning which remains in place through 9 p.m. today. The Lava Fire, sparked by lightning on June 24, remained in its footprint over the weekend with no significant growth, the Forest Service reported.