The Carr Fire: Almost 90,000 Acres Burned [Photos, Maps, Video]
Yesterday, the fire made several large runs westward towards Lewiston and Trinity Lake. This prompted evacuations. According to the Trinity Department of Transportation, “Areas east of Trinity Dam Blvd are under MANDATORY evacuation. Areas west of Trinity Dam Blvd are ADVISORY evacuation.” (See here for Cal Fire explanation of what that means. Note: Advisory and voluntary are similar terms in this context.)According to Action News Now, yesterday, the Bureau of Reclamations announced that “water levels in Trinity River and Lewiston Lake could fluctuate rapidly above and below the lake [Saturday evening] due to emergency water releases associated with the Carr Fire.”
The deadly Carr Fire also headed southeast towards Igo and east towards the Placer Pines Subdivision of Redding.
For more information about evacuations and road closures, click here.
The Plan:Cal Fire is working to keep the fire west of Interstate 5, south of Dog Creek Road, north of Cottonwood Creek and Hwy 36. And, they are also trying to keep it east of Deer Lick Springs Road to Hwy 3 to Hwy 299 to Trinity Dam Blvd.
Below a video ABC10 posted on Friday of a whirlwind of the Carr Fire.
According to Cal Fire, “Critical fire weather conditions continue again…today.” They note there will likely be wind gusts (up to 20-25 mph), high temperatures (97 to 102 degrees), and low humidity (8 to 13%). They warn, “If a plume develops, the fire can produce it’s own weather, including strong localized winds and whirlwinds.”
The Firefighters and Emergency Personnel:The following drawing at the Incident Command Center for the Carr Fire says it for all of us:
- 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.
UPDATE: The latest information and maps are here: The Carr Fire Switches Attack: Some Redding Area Residents Allowed to Return Home; But Trinity County Residents on Edge as It Turns on Them
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