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Updates on Carr Fire

According to a Cal Fire update, a progress was made overnight as firefighters constructed containment lines. Setbacks included east, and west winds paired with difficult, steep terrain. A total of 3,600 personnel is working on the fire.


Size: 110,154 acres, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday
Where: Shasta County, Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Road, Whiskeytown
Containment: 27%, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday


The number of residential structures destroyed is over 884 with an additional 169 residential structures damaged, Cal Fire said. Over 2,500 structures are threatened by the growing fire that started on July 23.


The death toll has risen to 6 individuals, including 2 firefighters as of Tuesday. The deadly blaze was started by a vehicle fire.


Evacuation orders: Evacuation centers are in place at Shasta College, Simpson College, Cross Point Community Church and Foothill High School. The large animal evacuation center is located at Tehama County Fairgrounds and small animals are being taken in at Haven Humane in Anderson.


Extensive road closures are in place throughout Shasta and Trinity counties and the city of Redding, including Highway 299 from Buenaventura Boulevard to Buckhorn Summit.


About Mendocino Complex Fires

Long-distance spotting is challenging progress on the Ranch and River fires, which actively burned overnight and reached a combined 74,408 acres, according to a Cal Fire update.


Evacuation orders: Extensive evacuation orders and advisories have been issued for areas of Lake County, Potter Valley, Big Valley Rancheria and around Highway 20 as fire developments continue. Find the most up-to-date information at the Cal Fire incident page.


About Mendocino Complex: Ranch Fire

Size: 47,339 acres, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday
Where: Mendocino County, off Highway 20 near Potter Valley, northeast of Ukiah
Containment: 10%, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday

More evacuation orders were issued Monday for two blazes burning near each other in Mendocino County, which have destroyed homes and displaced thousands of people, officials said.


About Mendocino Complex: River Fire

Size: 27,069 acres, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday
Where: Mendocino County, Old River Road, near Mile Marker Post 7.9, Hopland
Containment: 8 %, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday



Updates on Whaleback Fire

Size: 16,100 acres, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday
Where: Spalding, Lassen County. About 20 miles northwest of Susanville
Containment: 32%, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday


Evacuation orders: Spalding Tract is evacuated, and various campgrounds and day-use areas are closed to the public, said Lassen National Forest Service in an incident update. Lake users should be aware that there are helicopters dipping water out of Eagle Lake. The most up-to-date information can be found at the Whaleback Fire incident page.


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