Another Dead as the Carr Fire Grows (Maps)
With the Mendocino Complex topping 250,000 acres, California is dealing with two of the largest fires in its history…at the same time.
Firefighters are mopping up around the City of Redding (Branch I). Crews could see some problems but as a whole, they have a good handle on this.
Branch II, the southwest of the fire: Even with containment lines walling the fire away from Igo, firefighters will have to watch for spotting across lines and quick growth when the afternoon winds feed the flames.
Branch III, the west end of the fire: Dozer lines are mainly built between the flames and Lewiston. Firefighters will be working to keep the afternoon winds from pushing past them.
Branch IV, the north side of the fire: While there was some growth here yesterday, the fire is moving relatively slowly in this direction. Firefighters will just be on the lookout for torching and the fire running through treetops if afternoon winds kick in hard.
Today will be hot and dry but the winds will not be as active as they have been. Still, at 1 p.m. the upper drainages will see an increase. Starting tomorrow, expect temperatures to rise. Expect near critical fire conditions.
The Roads:Highway 299, the major east-west route, remains closed in both directions. Caltrans District 2 reported August 1 that they do not know when 299 will reopen.
Caltrans has stated they are working on the road currently.
For more on roads in the area, see this Cal Fire site.
- Progression map up till yesterday–
- 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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