Fire Crews "Spread Thin All Over"

Shasta County Map

The lightning storm that raged over the weekend had over 6000 strikes according to a spokesperson at Calfire this morning in Shasta County. 602 fires consuming thousands of acres range from Santa Cruz to the Oregon border and from the Coast to Nevada but the states to the North and East of California also had their share of strikes and resulting blazes. This leaves fire crews “spread thin all over.”

In Shasta County, there are mandatory evacuations of 30 to 40 homes in the Woodridge area of Shingletown. There are also precautionary evacuations of

Highway 44 Bear Creek off of Kirkman Rd.

Donkey Mine Rd out Ingot Rd

Along Iron Mt. Rd up from Rock Creek Rd

Road Closures

Wilson Hill Rd at Shingletown Ridge

Iron Mt. Rd off 299 Restricted to resident traffic at Rock Creek.

Information on other areas:

*Ukiah Daily Journal: This is an Excellent Piece–Full of information. “The governor ordered the California National Guard to assist in firefighting efforts.”

CNN: “[Napa] fire threatened more than 100 buildings”

Mendocino National Forest: “The fires range in size from one-tenth of an acre to three acres in remote and wilderness areas across the national forest on all three Ranger Districts (Covelo, Upper Lake and Grindstone).”

Press Democrat this morning “More than 3,200 lightning strikes were reported around Northern California in a 24-hour period beginning Friday afternoon, the Northern California Interagency Operations Center in Redding reported.”

San Jose Mercury News: Coast Guard saves Condors threatened by fire.

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