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Carr Fire grows to 89,194 acres, remains 5 percent contained

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Update as of 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 29:

The Carr Fire grew to 89,194 acres and remains 5 percent contained, Cal Fire announced in a press conference on Sunday morning.

A total of 517 structures have been destroyed and 135 have been damaged.

Cal Fire says that extreme fire conditions continued to challenge firefighters on Saturday night. Erratic winds and hot dry conditions resulted in greater growth and increased fire behavior during night operations.

A Red Flag Warning will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on Monday.

You can find the full briefing below:

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Update as of 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 28:

The following mandatory evacuations have been issued due to the Carr Fire:

Highway 299 at Trinity Dam Road west to Douglas City

Trinity Dam Road Blvd to Highway 3 including all homes within Lewiston area

  • Trail Drive
  • Biggers Road
  • Steel Bridge Road
  • Lower Steel Bridge Road
  • Poker Bar Road
  • River Road
  • Quad P Road
  • Bridge Road
  • Red Lane
  • Old Highway
  • Lewiston Road
  • Ohio Lane
  • Lowden Way
  • Ponderosa Pines
  • River Front Road
  • Wellock Road
  • S. Ponderosa Pine
  • Coffin Road
  • Dirt Road
  • Benvenuto Way
  • Browns Mountain Road
  • Mountain Springs Road
  • Jobe Way
  • Steelhead Circle
  • Rebel Road
  • Quail Point Road
  • Lockhart Ranch Road
  • Prut Road
  • Upper Salt Flat Road
  • Salt Flat Road
  • Goose Ranch Road
  • Dredger Lane
  • Bacham Lane
  • Partridge Lane
  • Shady Lane
  • River Rock Road
  • Old Oak Road
  • Gulch Road
  • Lewiston Turn Pike Road

All roads and streets west of Trinity Dam Blvd and east of Lewiston Road

Deadwood Road east of Trinity Dam Blvd

All homes on Baker Road including Cooper Gulch, Posey Road, Lakeview Terrace and Pine Marina including Eagle Mountain Road.

Update as of 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28:

Effective immediately, the following areas are no longer evacuated:

  • Canyon Road
  • Ranchette Drive
  • Prospectors Road
  • Copper Drive
  • Valley View Road
  • Silverado Drive
  • Windsor Lane
  • Redbank Road

Update as of 7:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 28:

Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 83,800 acres and remains at 5 percent contained.

The amount of structures destroyed has been increased to 536 and 4,978 remain threatened.

Update as of 4:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 28:

New mandatory evacuations have been issued for the following areas:

Highway 299 at Trinity Dam Boulevard continuing north to Trinity Dam including Deadwood Road, Jennings Gulch Road, Eastman Gulch Road, Lewiston Turn Pike Road.

This includes all residences and side streets east of Trinity Dam Boulevard within the Township of Lewiston.

Update as of 1:15 p.m. on Saturday July 28:

Win River Casino and hotel is evacuating. The casino is located at 2100 Redding Rancheria Road.

New mandatory evacuations have also been issued for the following areas:

  • Platina Road and Buell Road
  • Southeast along Platina Road to Bully Choop Road including all residences to the west of Platina Road including Buell Road, Rainbow Lake Road, Rector Creek Road, Old Cannel Road, Mountainside Road, Devils Gap Drive, Baker Ridge Road, Ducket Road, Sunnyhill Road, and Bigfoot Road.

Update as of 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28:

A community meeting will be held at Alta Mesa Elementary School Saturday at 4 p.m. to update the public on what's going on with the Carr Fire.

Update as of 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28:

New mandatory evacuations have been issued due to the Carr Fire.:

  • Cloverdale Road from Clear Creek Road east to Oak Street in the Community of Happy Valley.
  • Oak Street from Cloverdale Road to Palm Avenue which includes Dale Lane, Panther Road, and Heavenly Valley Lane.
  • Hawthorne Avenue from Oak Street to Happy Valley Road.
  • China Gulch Drive from Oak Street to Canyon Road.

These closure areas include all residences north of Cloverdale Road, Hawthorne Road, and China Gulch Drive.

The evacuation route for residents is east to Highway 273 on all surface streets in this area.

A new evacuation center has been opened at Simpson University, located 2211 College View in Redding.

Update as of 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28:

Four U.S. Post Offices have been closed due to the Carr Fire.

This includes the Shasta Lake, Project City, Summit City, and Igo offices.

Postal customers at these offices can pick up their mail at the Redding Main Post Office, located at 2323 Churn Creek Road.

That location is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed on Sundays.

Update as of 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28:

According to an update from Cal Fire, the Carr Fire has grown to 80,906 acres and remains at 5 percent contained.

Cal Fire said firefighters worked aggressively through the night to build containment lines around the fire.

Red flag warnings and heat advisories are in effect for the area.

Winds, high temperatures, and dry vegetation still have the potential to fuel fire growth.

Officials said fire spread has been active in all directions and has made significant runs.

Update as of 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 28:

The town of Igo has been evacuated as of 11:00 p.m. according to the Igo Ono Fire Department.

Update as of 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27:

According to Cal Fire, the Carr Fire has grown to 48,312 acres and is now 5 percent contained.

500 structures have been destroyed, 75 have been damaged, and 4,978 are threatened.

Two firefighters have been killed in the fire.

Officials said firefighters worked aggressively through the day Friday to build containment lines around the Carr Fire.

Continued hot and dry weather is forcasted for the remainder of the weekend with triple digit temperatures.

The winds, high temperatures and dry vegetation still have the potential to fuel fire growth.

Officials added the number of damaged and destroyed structures reflected may change.

The following areas are under mandatory evacuation orders:

  • Community of French Gulch
  • Highway 299 west of Trinity Mountain Road to the base of Buckhorn Summit
  • Whiskey Creek Road to include the boat launch/day use areas
  • South along Swasey Drive from Highway 299 to Placer Road
  • West along Placer Road from Swasey Drive to Prospect Drive
  • North from Prospect Drive to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area
  • West of Overhill Drive and North of Highway 299
  • North of Highway 299 and west of Spinmaker Road to the end of Harlan Drive
  • Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, north of Quartz Hill Road
  • North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Road, west of Market Street and Lake Blvd to Keswick Dam
  • North at Lake Blvd and Oasis Road to Pine Grove Avenue and Walker Mine Road west of Cascade Road/I-5
  • Pine Grove Avenue north on Lake Blvd to Shasta Dam incorporating Summit City, North Belt Line and Flannigan Road
  • Intersection of Placer Road and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane Buenaventura Blvd from Placer Road to Westside Road
  • Westside Road to Kenyon Drive incorporating Country Heights and West Redding neighborhood
  • Buenaventura Blvd to Highway 299 to Placer Road
  • Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Cloverdale Road
  • Cloverdale Road from Placer Road to Clear Creek Road
  • Clear Creek Road west from Cloverdale to Honey Bee Road
  • Shasta Dam Visitor Center
  • All of Shasta Dam Blvd
  • All of Shasta Lake City
  • Placer Road from the Clear Creek Bridge to Clear Creek Road
  • Placer Road at Platina Road to Buell Road which includes South Fork Road, Zogg Mine Road, Jenny Bird Lane, Horse Canyon Road and all residents west of Platina Road between Place Road and Buell Road
  • All areas on South Fork Road from Zogg Mine Road to South Fork Road to include the areas of Bender Road, Serenity Drive, and Serenit Way

The following roads are closed:

  • SR 299 from Buenaventura Boulevard to Buckhorn Summit
  • Iron Mountain Rd at SR 299
  • Placer Mule Town
  • Lower Springs Rd at Swasey Drive
  • Ridge Lane at SR299
  • Buckhorn Summit at SR 299 (Eastbound)
  • Keswick Dam Boulevard at Keswick Dam Facility
  • Caterpillar at Market
  • Lake at Keswick
  • North Point at Redwood
  • Market at Lake
  • Placer at Buenaventura
  • Railroad at Buenaventura
  • Texas Springs at Placer
  • Lake at Quartz Hill
  • Lake at Oasis
  • North Market South of Lake
  • Eureka Way at Court Street
  • Buenaventura at Keswick
  • Beltline at Oasis
  • Riviera at Howard
  • Elk Dr at Carnelian
  • Gas Point at Clear Creek Rd
  • SR-273 at Breslauer
  • SR-273 at Clear Creek
  • SR-273 at Westside Rd
  • SR-273 at Kenyon
  • SR-273 at Branstetter
  • SR-273 at Bonnyville

Evacuation Centers

  • Shasta College at 11555 Old Oregon Trail
  • CrossPointe Community Church at 2960 Hartnell Ave
  • Weaverville Elementary School at 31020 HWY 3 in Weaverville

Animal Evacuation Centers

  • Large animals - Redding Rodeo Grounds at 715 Auditorium Drive
  • Small animals - Haven Humane at 9417 East Side of Drive

Assigned Resources:

  • Engines: 328
  • Water Tenders: 62
  • Helicopters: 17
  • Hand Crews: 62
  • Dozers: 62
  • Air Tankers: Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the state are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow

Update as of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27:

Live press conference several of the agencies working to contain the Carr Fire

Update as of 2:10 p.m. on Friday, July 27:

New evacuations have been issued in South Redding for Riviera and Highway 273 through Westwood Village to Clear Creek Road.

Update as of 11:40 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

According to Cal Fire, a press conference for the Carr Fire will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday.

You can watch it here, on our Facebook page, or on KRCR News Channel 7.

Update as of 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

Jennifer Scarborough takes us through the Keswick Drive and Quartz Hill Road area after the Carr Fire swept through Thursday night.

Update as of 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

The Carr Fire has grown to 44,450 acres and is 3 percent contained.

Cal Fire says 65 structures have been destroyed, 55 have been damaged, and 4,978 structures are threatened.

Evacuations are in place for the following areas:

  • Community of French Gulch
  • Highway 299 west of Trinity Mountain Road to the base of Buckhorn Summit
  • Whiskey Creek Road to include the boat launch/day use areas
  • South along Swasey Drive from Highway 299 to Placer Road
  • West along Placer Road from Swasey Drive to Prospect Drive
  • North from Prospect Drive to encompass Middle Park Ranch Land Area
  • West of Overhill Drive and North of Highway 299
  • North of Highway 299 and west of Spinmaker Road to the end of Harlan Drive
  • Keswick Dam East to Counter Lane, north of Quartz Hill Road
  • North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Road, west of Market Street and Lake Blvd to Keswick Dam
  • North at Lake Blvd and Oasis Road to Pine Grove Avenue and Walker Mine Road west of Cascade Road/I-5
  • Pine Grove Avenue north on Lake Blvd to Shasta Dam incorporating Summit City, North Belt Line and Flannigan Road
  • Intersection of Placer Road and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane Buenaventura Blvd from Placer Road to Westside Road
  • Westside Road to Kenyon Drive incorporating Country Heights and West Redding neighborhood
  • Buenaventura Blvd to Highway 299 to Placer Road
  • Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Cloverdale Road
  • Cloverdale Road from Placer Road to Clear Creek Road
  • Clear Creek Road west from Cloverdale to Honey Bee Road
  • Shasta Dam Visitor Center
  • All of Shasta Dam Blvd
  • All of Shasta Lake City
  • Placer Road from the Clear Creek Bridge to Clear Creek Road
  • Placer Road at Platina Road to Buell Road which includes South Fork Road, Zogg Mine Road, Jenny Bird Lane, Horse Canyon Road and all residents west of Platina Road between Place Road and Buell Road
  • All areas on South Fork Road from Zogg Mine Road to South Fork Road to include the areas of Bender Road, Serenity Drive, and Serenit Way


Cal Fire officials said the fire became very active throughout the night.

Firefighters continue to work aggressively to build containment lines around the Carr Fire. Their efforts have been hampered overnight due to extreme fire behavior and challenging wind conditions.

Continued hot dry weather is forecasted for the remainder of the week with triple digit temperatures.

Officials said the number of damaged and destroyed structures reflected may change throughout the duration of the fire.

Update as of 6:45 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

Cal Fire said the Carr Fire is 44,450 acres and is 3 percent contained, as of Friday morning.

Two fatalities have been confirmed, a contracted dozer operator and a Redding firefighter.

Update as of 5:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

Cal Fire has confirmed that the City of Shasta Lake is in fact being evacuated. Dispatch had said the city was not evacuated but Cal Fire said that it is.

Update as of 3:45 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

Officials have clarified an evacuation order that has been issued. They said the City of Shasta Lake is not being evacuated.

According to dispatch, Shasta Dam Boulevard is being evacuated at Lake Boulevard, but not in the City of Shasta Lake area.

Update as of 2:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

Cal Fire said evacuations have been issued for the Shasta Dam Visitor Center, all of Shasta Dam Boulevard and all of Shasta Lake City and Summit City.

Evacuations centers have been set up at Shasta College in Redding, Crosspointe Community Church on Hartnell Avenue in Redding and Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville.

Update as of 1:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

Redding police say mandatory evacuations have been issued for neighborhoods along Quartz Hill Road, Lake Blvd, areas west of North Market Street between Caterpillar and Lake Boulevard, neighborhoods west of Market Road between the Sacramento River and Lake Blvd, including Benton Drive, Lake Redding Drive, Quartz Hill Road, north side of Eureka Way (Highway 299), west of Overhill Drive. Mandatory evacuations are also in place for neighborhoods west of Buenaventura Blvd between Eureka Way and Highway 273, including Lake Mary, Cumberland and Country Heights neighborhoods.




Update as of 12:45 a.m. on Friday, July 27:

Here are the newest mandatory evacuation orders issued by Cal Fire:

  • Pine Grove Ave north on Lake Blvd to Shasta Dam incorporating Summit City, North Belt Line and Flanagan Road
  • Intersection of Placer Road and Buenaventura Blvd west to Thompson Lane
  • Buenaventura Blvd from Placer Road to Westside Road
  • Westside Road to Kenyon Drive incorporating Country Heights and West Redding Neighborhood
  • Buenaventura Blvd to Hwy 299 to Placer Road
  • Placer Road from Buenaventura Blvd to Cloverdale Road
  • Cloverdale Road from Placer Road to Clear Creek Road
  • Clear Creek Road west from Cloverdale Road to Honeybee Road

Shasta County emergency personnel are strongly requesting residents to sign up for the reverse 911 call on their cell phones.

You do not need to call 911 to register, simply click on the link and the large red “Code Red” button. This will allow evacuation order to be sent directly to your phone.

9-1-1 Shascom Dispatch is asking residents not to call 9-1-1 unless it is an emergency.

Update as of 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 26:

Here are the newest mandatory evacuation orders issued by Cal Fire:

  • North of Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Road, west of Market Street and Lake Blvd to Keswick Dam.
  • North at Lake Blvd and Oasis Road to PIne Grove Avenue and Walker Mine Road, west of Cascade Road/I-5

Evacuation centers have been set up at Shasta College and Weaverville Elementary School.

Update as of 10:12 p.m. on Thursday, July 26:

According to Cal Fire, National Parks Service are deeply saddened to report the death of a private hire dozer operator on the Carr Fire.

Officials said fact finding on the accident is ongoing and notification of the next of kin is in progress. The Carr Fire continues to burn at a rapid rate with erratic fire behavior.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Update as of 8:25 p.m. on Thursday, July 26:

According to the California Highway Patrol, officers are assisting with evacuations at Keswick Dam Road at Lake Boulevard and Quartz Hill Road at Lake Boulevard.

Summit City is also being evacuated.

Mercy Medical Center said they are preparing but not evacuating NICU and high risk ICU patients in the event evacuations are required.

They added they have several burn victims being treated right now but their conditions are unknown.

Officials said people should take the evacuation orders seriously.

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said due to delayed evacuations, people are beginning to drive erratically and someone even hit a patrol car.

Update as of 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26:

According to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, the fire is encroaching on the community of Mary Lake and all of Mary Lake is being evacuated.

Officials said the fire has also reached the area of Keswick, which has already been evacuated.

The evacuation center currently at Shasta High School is now being moved to Shasta College.

Update as of 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26:

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has issued additional evacuations for the Carr Fire. Mandatory evacuations are now in place for Swasey Road to Placer Street and all points north to Prospect Drive including Ranchland acres.

Update as of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26:

According to Cal Fire, the Carr Fire has grown to 28,763 acres and is 10 percent contained.

Update as of 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26:

Update as of 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 26:

Governor Brown has issued a State of Emergency for Shasta County due to the Carr Fire.

The Carr Fire has destroyed homes and structures and is continuing to threaten critical infrastructure and has caused hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

In a press conference with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office and Cal Fire Thursday morning, officials said a spot fire is to blame for the explosive behavior of the fire overnight.

Officials also addressed a confusing warning that was sent out through the FEMA system Thursday morning saying the only mandatory evacuations in place are the ones they've released.

Those include:

  • Swasey to Lower Springs
  • Lower Springs to Highway 299
  • Victoria Drive and all roads coming off of Victoria
  • The town of Keswick
  • The town of Old Shasta
  • All roads off of and including Benson Drive, Rock Creek Road, Iron Mountain Road, Middle Creek Road, and Muletown Road
  • The community of French Gulch
  • Residents along Highway 299 west of Trinity Mountain Road to the base of Buckhorn Summit
  • Residents along Whiskey Creek Road including the boat launch/day use areas

A portion of the Sacramento River Trail is also closed due to the fire and Redding Fire officials are working to get people off the trail.

The City of Redding is also providing free breathing masks to the public in front of Redding City Hall starting at noon.

Officials said if you feel like you're in danger, you should evacuate.

Animal patrol officers are out in the community looking for people who need help with animals and animals can be taken to the Redding Rodeo Grounds.

For local fire info, you can call 530-225-2510.

According to Caltrans District 2, the following road closures are in place:

  • Highway 299 at Buenaventura
  • Highway 299 at Buckhorn
  • Keswick Dam at the dam
  • Lower Springs at Swasey
  • Highway 299 at Ridge
  • Muletown Road at Placer

Update as of 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

Update as of 7:25 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

According to Cal Fire, the fire is currently at Iron Mountain Road.

Between the visitor center and Iron Mountain Road, the fire is only on the north side of Highway 299

Structures have been destroyed but firefighters are working to save what they can.

Air attack for the fire will come and survey the area beginning around 8 a.m. to check the conditions and determine whether or not they can make effective drops with the conditions.

Update as of 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

The Carr fire has grown to 20,000 acres and is 10 percent contained according to Cal Fire.

Update as of 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

Shasta-Trinity Cal Fire has issued new mandatory evacuations for Swasey to Lower Springs, Lower Springs to Highway 299, and Victoria Drive and all roads coming off of Victoria.

The westbound Highway 299 closure has been moved to Buenaventura Blvd. This is a hard closure.

Update as of 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

The Carr Fire, burning in Whiskeytown, continues to grow, jumping Highway 299 and forcing officials to issue more evacuations.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for the town of Keswick and Old Shasta as well as all roads off of and including Benson Drive, Rock Creek Road, Iron Mountain Road, Middle Creek Road, and Muletown Road.

Mandatory evacuations are also in place for the community of French Gulch, residents along Highway 299 west of Trinity Mountain Road to the base of Buckhorn Summit and residents along Whiskey Creek Road including the boat launch/day use areas.

Highway 299W is closed in both directions and the westbound closure has been changed to a hard closure at Iron Mountain Road.

Highway 36W and Highway 3 are still being listed as alternate routes but officials want to remind people there are truck, RV, and bus length restrictions on those highways so drivers need to check before taking those alternate routes.

The fire, as of 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, was 6,673 acres and is 10 percent contained.

Evacuation shelters have been opened at Weaverville High School and Shasta High School.

Update as of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for the town of Keswick and Old Shasta area. Other evacuations have been issued for all roads off of and including: Benson Drive, Rock Creek Road, Iron Mountain Road, Middle Creek Road, and Muletown Road.

Update as of 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

Caltrans said the westbound Highway 299 closure has moved to Iron Mountain Road, adding that this is a hard closure.

Update as of 2:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

The fire has jumped across Highway 299 and is now on the lake side of the road.

Update as of 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26:

Additional mandatory evacuations have been issued for Benson Drive, Rock Creek Road, and all offshoots of those roads.

Officials said they are concerned the fire is going to overtake South Fork Mountain.

Update as of 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25:

Cal Fire says the Carr Fire has grown to 6,673 acres and is now 10% contained. 1,151 fire personnel are fighting the fire.

Update as of 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25:

According to Caltrans District 2, Highway 299W will remain closed through late Thursday morning at the earliest.

Officials said there will be a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday with agencies involved in the Carr Fire to reassess the situation.

Highway 36W and Highway 3 are still being listed as alternate routes but officials want to remind people there are truck, RV, and bus length restrictions on those highways so drivers need to check before taking those alternate routes.

Update as of 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25:

According to Cal Fire, the Carr Fire has grown to 4,500 acres overnight. It is still 24% contained.

Update as of 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24:

Cal Fire says the Carr Fire is now 24 % contained, and remains at 3,126 acres. All evacuations and road closures remain.

Update as of 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24:

According to Red Cross, the Shasta High School evacuation center, which was put on standby Tuesday morning, has since been reopened after some evacuees showed up.

Update as of 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24:

Cal Fire said the Carr Fire has grown to 3,126 acres, and containment has increased to 15 percent.

Investigators said the cause of the fire was mechanical failure of a vehicle.

Update as of 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24:

According to Caltrans District 2, Highway 299 is expected to remain closed throughout the day Tuesday.

The closures are eastbound at Buckhorn Summit and westbound at J.F. Kennedy Memorial Road.

Update as of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24:

In an interview Tuesday morning, Captain Robert Foxworthy with Cal Fire said they do not believe any structures have been destroyed in the Carr Fire so far.

Foxworthy said crews made good progress overnight in getting around the fire with hose and dozer lines.

There is still no update on when Highway 299 will be reopened but Foxworthy said crews are working as quickly as possible to get the area safe in order to let people through.

Foxworthy added that while there is always a possibility of the fire jumping Highway 299, Cal Fire has a large amount of crews along the Highway 299 corridor to try and make sure there is no further fire progression to the south.

Evacuations remain in place for French Gulch and Whiskey Creek Road north of Highway 299 and Highway 299 west of Trinity Mountain Road to the base of Buckhorn Summit.

Foxworthy added that although no additional evacuations have been ordered, people should stay aware of the situation and leave if they feel they are at risk.

In regards to weather, Foxworthy said strong winds are not projected for today but high temperatures and low humidity are a concern.

Foxworthy said they expect the acreage and containment numbers to change later in the day Tuesday as they get more crews out on the fire.

Update as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24:

Cal Fire issued an update on the Carr Fire Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.. They said the fire remained at 2,500 acres and 5 percent containment. All road closures and evacuations remain in place.

According to Red Cross, the evacuation shelter at Weaverville Elementary School remains open but the one at Shasta High School has been put on standby.

Update as of 10:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23:

According to CHP, the highway closure for westbound Highway 299 has been moved to Carr Powerhouse Road.

Officials said the closure will be in place until at least 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Update as of 9:40 p.m. on Monday, July 23:

According to Cal Fire, the fire is now 2,500 acres and is 5 percent contained.

No other changes in evacuations or road closures were reported.

Update as of 6:50 p.m. on Monday, July 23:

According to Cal Fire, the fire is now 1,500 acres and 0 percent contained.

Additional evacuation orders have been issued for residents of Whiskey Creek Road north of Highway 299 and Highway 299 west of Trinity Mountain Road to the base of Buckhorn Summit.

An additional evacuation center has been opened at Shasta High School, located at 2500 Eureka Way.

According to Trinity County Animal Control, animals can be brought to Weaverville Elementary School where they can be kept there, taken to Trinity Animal Hospital, or the Weaverville Pet Motel.

Officials said food and bowls are being provided to pet owners who wish to keep their pets with them.

Update as of 4:57 p.m. on Monday, July 23:

Cal Fire says they are investigating this trailer as the possible cause of the fire.

Update as of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23:

According to Cal Fire, the Carr Fire is now 1,000 acres and 0 percent contained.

Update as of 3:37 p.m. on Monday, July 23:

According to Cal Fire, an evacuation order has been issued for French Gulch.

An evacuation center has been set up at Weaverville Elementary School, located at 31020 State Highway 3 in Weaverville.

People who are evacuating from French Gulch are being asked to use Trinity Mountain Road to get to Weaverville.

Highway 299W is closed westbound at Oak Bottom and eastbound at the junction with Highway 3 in Trinity County.

Officials said the highway will be closed until at least 8:00 p.m. Monday.

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Update as of 2:48 p.m. on Monday, July 23:

According to Cal Fire, the Carr Fire is now 350 acres and 0 percent contained.

Highway 299W is closed near Carr Powerhouse Road, west of Whiskeytown Lake.

There is no detour available, motorists are being advised to use an alternate route.

There is no estimated time for reopening.

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Original article written at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23:

According to Cal Fire, firefighters are currently battling three different fires near Whiskeytown.

Caltrans District 2 said Highway 299 is currently blocked due to emergency vehicles in the area.

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Officials said the largest of the three fires, being called the Carr Fire, is about 50 acres and 0 percent contained.

We have a reporter on the way and will post updates as they are available.

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