SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — San Jose fire personnel headed to Shasta County Friday afternoon to assist with a large brush fire that has forced mandatory evacuations.
The San Jose Fire Department sent a strike team to provide mutual aid on the Fawn Fire burning in Shasta County.
As of Saturday morning, the blaze has burned 7,544 acres and is 10% contained.
Cal Fire said about 100 structures have been damaged or destroyed and more than 9,000 remain threatened.
Evacuation orders and warnings are in place for the following areas:
- All of Holiday Road south of Old Oregon Trail.
- All roads east of Dry Creek along Elk Trail east, north to Shasta Lake, and back down Dry Creek.
- All roads off Old Oregon Trail in both directions between Bear Mountain north to Interstate 5.
- All roads off Bear Mountain in both directions between Dry Creek and Old Oregon Trail.
- All roads east of I-5, north of Old Oregon Trail all the way north to Shasta Lake
- All roads north of Old Oregon Trail at Akrich north to Pine Grove & east of I-5.
- Tierra Oaks and the surrounding area.
*Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.
- Dry Creek Road at Squaw Grass Trail
- Old Oregon Trail at La Crescenta Drive – City of Redding
- Old Oregon Trail at Holiday Lane
- Union School at Phaedra Lane
- Fawndale Road at I-5
A temporary evacuation shelter will be at the Church of the Nazarene located at 2255 Bechelli Ln. in Redding.
Authorities said the fire was set by a Bay Area woman who has since been arrested. The woman was identified as 30-year-old Alexandra Souverneva of Palo Alto.
Souverneva was due in court Friday afternoon.
She is also being investigated for starting other fires in Shasta County and throughout the state, Bridgett said.