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Hat Fire Latest: Thursday, August 16: 1,900 Acres, 100 Percent Contained

August 9, 2018 by Adam McAllister/KRCR

UPDATE AS OF 7:30 P.M. ON AUGUST 16TH, 2018

According to Cal Fire, the Hat Fire is 100 percent contained at 1,900 acres.

Although full containment has been reached, firefighters will continue to patrol the area for the next several days.

The cause is still under investigation.

UPDATE AS OF 7:15 P.M. ON AUGUST 15TH, 2018

According to Cal Fire, the Hat Fire is 95 percent contained at 1,900 acres.

Firefighters continue increasing and strengthening containment lines as well as mopping up and patrolling.

Fire suppression repair is ongoing.

Exercise extreme caution when traveling in the fire area.

Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel working near roads

UPDATE AS OF 7:00 P.M. ON AUGUST 14TH, 2018:

According to Cal Fire, the Hat Fire is 85 percent contained at 1,900 acres.

Firefighters continue making progress increasing and strengthening containment lines.

In less active areas of the fire crews mop up and patrol. Fire suppression repair has begun.

Exercise extreme caution when traveling in the fire area.

Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel working near roads.

There may still be smoke visible as firefighters continue operations.

The cause is still under investigation.

UPDATE AS OF 7:00 P.M. ON AUGUST 12, 2018:

According to Cal Fire, the Hat Fire is 55 percent contained at 1,900 acres.

All evacuation orders and road closures have been lifted. No structures have been damaged or destroyed.

Cal Fire says there will still be smoke in respective areas as firefighters continue operations.

Drivers are asked to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area.

UPDATE AS OF 8:00 A.M. ON AUGUST 12, 2018:

According to Cal Fire, the Hat Fire is 48 percent contained at 1,900 acres.

Evacuation orders remain in place for the residential areas of Pit One Powerhouse Road, east to Barrett Lane in Fall River Mills.

Firefighters continue to increase and strengthen containment lines around the fire perimeter while mopping up and patrolling in other areas.

Road Closures:

  • Highway 299E at Cassel Road to 299E at Country Club Drive in Fall River Mills.
  • Highway 299E at Glenburn Road to just south of 25345 Glenburn Road.

Residents who live off of Country Club Drive will be allowed to their homes.

UPDATE AS OF 7:00 P.M. ON AUGUST 11, 2018:

According to Cal Fire, containment for the Hat Fire has grown to 45 percent and remains at 1,900 acres.

UPDATE AS OF 4:22 P.M. ON AUGUST 11, 2018:

According to Cal Fire, effective at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, all mandatory evacuations have been lifted in the Fall River Mills area with the exception of:

  • The residential areas Pit One Powerhouse Rd, east to Barrett Ln. in Fall River Mills.

The evacuation shelter at the Adin Community Center will close today at 5:00 p.m.

Road closures in the area are as follows:

Hwy 299 east at Cassel Rd. to 299 east at Country Club Dr. in Fall River Mills. Those residents who live off of Country Club Dr will be allowed to their homes.

Hwy 299 east at Glenburn Rd. to just south of 25345 Glenburn Rd.

These areas remain without power and efforts are ongoing to get it restored as soon as possible. Residents can safely return home in the interim

UPDATE AS OF 7:00 A.M. ON AUGUST 11, 2018:

The Hat Fire remains 25 percent contained. The acreage burned remains at 1,900 acres. According to the Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit, 381 personnel have been assigned to the fire.

From Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit morning incident fact sheet:

"Firefighters continue working in steep, rugged terrain to increase and strengthen containment lines. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the fire area through 11:00 p.m. Saturday, for hot, dry conditions and gusty winds."

UPDATE AS OF 8:37 P.M. ON AUGUST 10, 2018:

The Hat Fire is now 25 percent contained. The acreage burned has no been adjusted to 1,900 acres. According to the Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit, 381 personnel have been assigned to the fire.


UPDATE AS OF 3:30 P.M. ON AUGUST 10, 2018:

In a press release sent out by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office Friday, officials said firefighters are continuing to work to extinguish the Hat Fire, which has impacted the Fall River area.

PG&E crews are working diligently to restore power by replacing infrastructure damaged by the fire.

The Hat Fire has also impacted KRCR's transmission line and tower causing us to be off the air for Fall River and Burney.

Mandatory evacuations remain in place for Pit 1 Powerhouse Road, Barret Lane, County Club Drive, Little Lakes Drive, and all homes from Highway 299 at Glenburn Road to Brown Road, Fort Crook Avenue, Bridge Street to Long Street, and all home along Long Street.

Av evacuation shelter has been opened at the Adin Community Center, located at 605 Highway 299E.

The shelter located at Fall River Mills High School is now closed due to the power outage and evacuees have been relocated.

Highway 299E is closed eastbound at Cassel Road and westbound at Mechanic Road and Glenburn Road at Brown Road.

If you have not done so, officials are encouraging people to register their cell phones with Code Rode notifications.

To do so, click here.

UPDATE AS OF 7:30 A.M. ON AUGUST 10, 2018:

The Hat Fire has burned 2,500 acres and is now 15 percent contained.

Cal Fire said crews are working to gain containment while fighting against extremely active fire behavior.

UPDATE AS OF 11:51 P.M. ON AUGUST 9, 2018:

Below is new video of the Hat Fire, which has burned 800 acres. No word on containment at this hour. Evacuations listed below remain in place.


UPDATE AS OF 9:11 P.M. ON AUGUST 9, 2018:

According to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, the evacuation shelter for the Hat Fire at Fall River Mills High School has moved due to power outages.

The new evacuation shelter is at Adin Community Center located at 605 CA-299, Adin, CA 96006


UPDATE AS OF 7:45 P.M. ON AUGUST 9, 2018:

According to Cal Fire the Hat Fire is now 800 acres and zero percent contained. Firefighting air tankers from throughout the state are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Firefighters are working to gain containment while challenged by extremely active fire behavior.

Evacuations:

HWY 299E from Pit 1 Grade to area of Glenburn Rd and all homes west of Glenburn Rd. Fall River Mills area.

The evacuation shelter located at Fall River Mills High School 44215 Walnut St. McArthur

Road Closures:

HWY 299E, eastbound closure at Cassel Rd. Westbound closure at Main St. in Fall River Mills. No estimate of time for closure.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

Evacuation orders have been issued due to a fire that started at Highway 299E and Fish Hatchery Road Thursday afternoon.

The evacuations are for Highway 299E from Pit 1 Grade to the area of Glenburn Road and all homes west of Glenburn Road and north of Highway 299E.

An evacuation center is being set up at Fall River High School.

Highway 299E has been closed eastbound at Cassel Road and westbound at Main Street in Fall River Mills.

According to the last update from Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit, the Hat Fire is 300 acres and is burning northeast of Burney in Shasta County.

Officials said the fire is zero percent contained.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.



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