Deadly Carr Fire Still Only 68% Contained
According to the Northern California Geographic Coordination Center, “1,077 residences have been destroyed and 191 residences have been damaged; 500 outbuildings are destroyed.”
For more information on evacuations and road closures, click here.
Branches I, II, and III, the west, south, and southeast side of the fire, are nearly completely contained. Only a small corner near the border between Shasta and Trinity County is uncertain and even that is mostly behind dozer lines.
Branch IV and V, to the north of Redding and the West of Shasta Lake: The massive backfire completed earlier this week is holding but firefighters will be doing other large backfires that will increase smoke in the area. Firefighters are worried about roll-outs and spot fires jumping over established lines.
Temperatures will continue to be in the nineties throughout the area of the Carr Fire today and humidity will be low. Afternoon winds could be troublesome.
The Roads:Hwy 299 is open from I-5 to Hwy 101. However, there are restricted hours. According to Caltrans,
Limited Openings on 299W: 12pm-1:30pm & 6pm-5am daily. Traffic control is located at Whiskey Creek Road for westbound traffic and at Trinity Dam Blvd. for eastbound traffic. If you arrive prior to 10-15 minutes of the opening time, you will be turned around. Please keep traffic in the area to only through traffic and resident traffic. State Route 36W and SR 3 can still be utilized as alternate routes, with truck/rv/bus length restrictions:
If you are planning to take SR 36W between Fortuna, California and the junction of SR 3, south of Hayfork, California, please note that full highway closures restarted today in Humboldt County, west of Dinsmore. 36W will be closed in this area between 8am-12pm & between 1pm-5pm Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, full closures run from 8am-12pm and between 1pm-3pm.
- 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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