Four New Fires Break Out in Shasta County Today as Red Flag Warning Blankets Area
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 # which started about 9:30 this morning west of Cottonwood is now 225 acres and only 30% contained. The # which started about noon six miles east of Anderson has reached 75 acres and forward progress has thankfully been stopped. The # 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 # which started about 1:45 p.m. west southwest of Anderson rapidly spread to about 20 acres.
4 ongoing fires in Shasta county.#PointFire is 225 acres and 30% contained (west of Cottonwood).#OlindaFire is 20 acres (west of Anderson).#DerschFire is 80 acres and 30% contained (east of Anderson).#BaileyFire w/ 2 spot fires is 2-3 acres per scanner (East of Shingletown). pic.twitter.com/lrXtHHtzZD
— Bryan Ramsey (@weatheramsey) October 25, 2020