[UPDATE 8:42 p.m.] Carr Fire Explodes, Runs Towards Redding, Structures Lost, Multiple New Evacuation Orders [Map Included]
The following map shows where the fire has jumped the dozer lines and is racing east. See more details if you have Google Earth by clicking on this KMZ file: 20180726_Carr_IR. But note, the fire has pushed even further east than is shown on these latest maps.
We have received reports from credible sources that the fire forced the
evacuation of Cal Fire’s Incident Command post, has crossed Hwy 299, and is now an immediate threat to Old Shasta and Keswick.
Cal Fire has issued multiple mandatory evacuations. Click here for the latest.
Caltrans reports that Hwy 299 is now closed for westbound traffic at Buenaventura Blvd in west Redding. “Closure to eastbound traffic remains at Buckhorn Summit,” they tweeted.
Yesterday, temperatures soared well over 100 degrees and last night instead of the fire calming down, it continued to grow quickly. Today, temperatures are again predicted to be over 115 in some areas. Humidity will also be under 20%.
UPDATE 8:12 a.m.: The fire is now at Swasey Drive. See map of where Swasey Drive is here.
UPDATE: Latest updates here. Carr Fire Jumps Sacramento River; Western Redding Being Evacuated
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