Four New Fires Break Out in Shasta County Today as Red Flag Warning Blankets Area

A plane lays down a line of pink retardant on the Orlinda Fire.

A plane lays down a line of pink retardant on the Orlinda Fire. [Screenshot from AlertWildfire]

Today’s prediction of critical fire conditions running across northern California is proving true especially for Shasta County which has had four fires over one acre in size already today.

The #PointFire which started about 9:30 this morning west of Cottonwood is now 225 acres and only 30% contained. The #DerschFire which started about noon six miles east of Anderson has reached 75 acres and forward progress has thankfully been stopped. The #BaileyFire which began just before 1 p.m. near Shingletown was jumped on quickly. It only reached four to five acres before firefighters were able to release resources as they had stopped its advance. And the #OlindaFire which started about 1:45 p.m. west southwest of Anderson rapidly spread to about 20 acres.

 

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Crimestopper2
Crimestopper2
10 months ago

arsonists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Z
Z
10 months ago

What started them? Odd, that start times are so close & sequential.

Obliviously
Obliviously
10 months ago

Shingletown not Shingleton.

Obliviously
Obliviously
10 months ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

When I typed that on my phone autocorrect changed it to Singleton also. 😀

Christy
Christy
10 months ago

They got hit with the slow slip that is happening now. 230 tremors reported today in that area.

Lynn H
Lynn H
10 months ago
Reply to  Christy

Thanks. I’ve been feeling earth movements all week. Not quakes- just small movements.

Where did you find this info?

Lynn H
Lynn H
10 months ago
Reply to  Christy

nevermind, found it; https://pnsn.org/tremor

Kathy
Kathy
10 months ago

Seems a little odd 🤔, it’s not like it’s a 100 degrees. Are they controlled burns. Seems like it.

Ice
Ice
10 months ago
Reply to  Kathy

No controlled burning this time of year. It’s the humidity and wind thst spreads these, not the temperature.