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Carr Fire Latest: Saturday, August 11 - Containment increases

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UPDATE AS OF 12:30 P.M. ON SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018:

The Carr Fire is 55 percent contained at 186,416 acres as of Saturday morning.

According to the latest incident update from Incident Command: "Firefighters worked through the night to build and improve containment lines. Burning operations were performed in more active portions of the fire, while mop-up and patrol efforts continued throughout the less active areas. Clear conditions overnight increased the possibility of spot fires. Fire growth is primarily fueled by dry vegetation and steep terrain. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the fire area through 11:00 P.M. Saturday for hot, dry conditions and gusty winds."

A memorial service for Jeremy Stoke, who died in the line of duty fighting the CarrFire, was held this afternoon at Redding Civic Auditorium.

UPDATE AS OF 8:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY AUGUST 10, 2018:

The Carr Fire is 53 percent contained at 183,633 acres Friday night.

According to the latest incident update, "Smoke has cleared over the fire area today, increasing the possibility of spot fires. Fire growth is primarily fueled by dry vegetation and steep terrain. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the fire area through 11:00 P.M. Saturday for hot, dry conditions and gusty winds. Firefighters continue to build and improve containment lines, and perform burning operations in more active portions of the fire, while mop-up and patrol efforts continue throughout the less active areas."

UPDATE AS OF 6:36 P.M. ON FRIDAY AUGUST 10, 2018:

According to Cal Fire, evacuations orders have been lifted and residents may return home in the Lewiston community north of SR-299 to Kinny Camp Road at Keno Camp Road, west of County Line Road to Trinity Dam Blvd. and all areas and roads within.

SR-299 will be open to residents only from Sandhouse to Buckhorn Summit.

KRCR News Channel 7 called Cal Fire in Trinity County and confirmed that these are the final evacuation orders to be lifted in Trinity County and that all of Trinity County can repopulate from the Carr Fire.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

As of Friday, morning, the Carr Fire has increased to 51 percent containment and has burned 181,496 acres. A total of 528 structures remain threatened.

Evacuations remain in place for the following areas:

SHASTA COUNTY

  • Whiskeytown Park
  • Rainbow Lake

TRINITY COUNTY

  • Trinity/Shasta County line at Buckhorn Summit Rd west to Sandhouse Rd and all roads within this area north of Highway 299
  • Deadwood Rd east of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Lewiston Turnpike east of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Trinity Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd
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