Fawn Fire prompts evacuations for some Shasta County residents


Fawn Fire near Shasta Lake (Courtesy: Cal Fire SHU via Twitter)

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Evacuation orders and warnings have been issued for areas threatened by the Fawn Fire in Shasta County on Thursday morning.

It blew up to 5,850 acres on Friday and is just 10% contained. The fire started about five miles northeast of Shasta Lake on Wednesday, at Fawndale Rd and Radcliff Rd, according to Cal Fire.

Evacuation orders

  • All roads east of Interstate 5, north of Old Oregon Trail all the way north to Shasta Lake
  • All of Holiday Road south of Old Oregon Trail.
  • All roads north of Old Oregon Trail at Akrich north to Pine Grove & east of Interstate 5.
  • Tierra Oaks and the surrounding area.
  • 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.

Evacuation warnings

  • All roads on the west side of Interstate 5, west to the railroad tracks and on the north side of Shasta Dam Boulevard north to Old Oregon trail.
  • All roads west of Interstate 5all roads west of Interstate 5 to Ashby between Pine Grove and Shasta Dam.
  • All roads west of Interstate 5 to Ashby between Pine Grove and Shasta Dam.
  • All roads west of Interstate 5 to the railroad tracks, south of Bass Dr to Old Oregon Trail.
  • All areas north of Highway 299, East of I-5, to Old Oregon Trail, to Pine Grove Avenue.

Residents within evacuation warnings should be prepared to leave if fire activity increases.

The sheriff’s office said there is a temporary evacuee collection point at the Shasta College parking lot.

There is an evacuation shelter located at 2255 Bechelli Lane in Redding.

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