Carr Fire Slows as Some Residents Return to Charred Ruins
In many areas of the fire, residents are returning to their homes. In the town of Keswick, residents are being able to look at their fire station which was destroyed as the Carr Fire raged through their community.
— epn409 Zimmerman (@epn409) August 11, 2018
For more information on evacuations and road closures, click here.
Branches I and II, the east and southeast side of the fire, are nearly completely contained. There was no growth east of the Trinity County line yesterday in this area and there isn’t expected to be any today.
Branch III, the west of the fire: There was very little growth and that was all behind dozer lines. Firefighters will be watching for spots and rollouts but this area is not of grave concern at this time.
Branch IV and V, the north and northeast sides of the fire: The massive backfire completed in the last two days has created an area of no fuel that firefighters hope will hold the fire especially in combination with the network of dozer lines threaded throughout the area. Nonetheless, they are concerned that today’s weather could cause long-range spotting and new spots could grow rapiedly.
Today, the Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service stays in effect until 11 p.m. Firefighters will be struggling against hot, windy, and dry conditions. Around 3 p.m., southwest winds will pick up and add another challenge for firefighters.
Temperatures will be slightly cooler than yesterday with a high of 95 degrees. The humidity will be a little higher also.
Hwy 299 is open from I-5 to Hwy 101. However, there are restricted hours. According to Caltrans,
WB State Route 299 is closed at JFK Memorial Dr, at Whiskeytown Lake (Shasta County) except as noted below. Due to a vegetation fire. WB 299 will be open to all vehicles with escorted traffic control between the hours of 12 pm and 1:30 pm, and 6 pm and 5 am daily. Motorists should expect delay and use caution while in the area.
Below is a video from Caltrans of a Cal Fire Safety Officer talking about driving Hwy 299 safely with all the workers alongside the road.
- Operations Map –to see details either zoom or click on the map and download a pdf.
- KMZ Map–Zoom for detail or for 3D imagery, click on the map and download a file that connects with your Google Earth program.
- Northcoast Horticulture Supply is working with Pay It Forward Humboldt to collect donations for the Carr fire.
McKinleyville 1580 Nursery Way
Arcata 639 6th St
Eureka 852 W Wabash Ave
Fortuna 126 Dinsmore Dr
Note: “Pay It Forward Humboldt has asked us to collect gift cards and N95 respiratory masks only at this time. We’ve tried to be specific about what’s needed at this point in time in our social media because folks tend to drop off random and sometimes heavy items that are not useful until folks can set up temporary housing. Once they have the donation centers set up over the next days/weeks, they will be accepting clothes, household donations and larger items.”
Redwood Acres Fairground is accepting evacuees for free camping.
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