Deadly wildfire in Shasta County explodes to nearly 45,000 acres

California

A deadly wildfire near Redding in Shasta County is growing Friday morning.

The Carr Fire now stands at nearly 45,000 acres.

One person has died in the fire. A private hire dozer operator was killed in the blaze.

Three firefighters have been hurt.

A time-lapse video on Wednesday night was shot about 8 miles east of the fire.

Firefighters are working to save lives and property with several structures already lost in the flames.

Containment is just at 6 percent.

The fire has forced evacuations and road closures as thick smoke blackens the sky above.

Fifteen structures have been destroyed. Five of them have been damaged.

News station KRCR in Redding had to suspend its live coverage and evacuate due to the wildfire.

Latest updates on the fire here: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=2164

Evacuations:

Additional Evacuation Orders Issued 7/26/2018 @7:00PM:
  • South along Swasey Dr from SR 299 to Placer Rd.
  • West along Placer Rd From Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr
  • North from Prospect Dr to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area
  • West of Overhill Dr and North of SR 299
  • North of SR 299 and West of Spinmaker Rd to the end of Harlan Dr
  • Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, North to Quartz Hill Rd

    The community of French Gulch is under an Evactuation Order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evactuated. SR 299W closure for westbound traffic now at Buenaventura Blvd. Closure to eastbound traffic remains at Buckhorn Summit. South along Swasey Dr from SR 299 to Placer Rd, West along Placer Rd from Swasey Dr to Prospect Dr and North from Prospect Dr to common place Middletown Park.

    Residents located east of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding. Residents located west of Trinity Mountain Road use evacuation center located at Weaverville Elementary School 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville.

    Animal evacuation centers: Large Animal – Redding Rodeo Grounds 715 Auditorium Drive Redding, Ca.
    Small Animal – Haven Humane 9417 East Side Drive Redding, Ca.

    For information on evacuation notifications visit http://www.shascom911.com

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