Last modified on Aug 17, 2018

Carr Fire

Carr Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 17, 2018 6:58 am  
Date/Time Started: July 23, 2018 1:15 pm  
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit, US Forest Service and NPS Whiskeytown National Recreation Area 
County: Shasta County,Trinity County  
Location: Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown  
Acres Burned - Containment: 218,598 acres - 75% contained  
Structures Destroyed:1,079 residences, 22 commercial structures, 503 outbuildings destroyed - 190 residences, 26 commercial structures, and 63 outbuildings damaged  
Evacuations: 8/17/2018 AM - See the current Carr Fire Incident Update for the latest information on evacuations and road closures.

Click to see a live Evacuation and Repopulation Map for residents in the communities affected by evacuation orders.  

Road Closures :See Incident Update linked above  
Injuries: 3 firefighter fatalites  
Cause: Mechanical Failure of a Vehicle 
Cooperating Agencies: PG&E, CAL TRANS, Shasta County Sheriff, CHP, Redding Police Department, Shasta County Fire Department, Shasta County Public Works, CAL OES, Bureau of Land Management, CCC, State Parks, CDCR, Red Cross, Redding Electric, WAPA, California National Guard, Trinity OES, Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Sierra Pacific Industries, AT&T, Shasta County Probation Dept., City of Redding Fire Dept., Shasta County Marshal's Office  
Total Fire Personnel: 3,573  
Total Fire Engines: 220  
Total Fire crews: 78  
Total Helicopters: 12  
Total Dozers: 35  
Total Water Tenders: 115  
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE IMT#1  
Long/Lat: -122.62357/40.65428  
Conditions: Safety is a priority as Firefighters continued to secure and construct containment lines throughout the evening. Suppression repair, mop up and patrol continued in less active areas of the fire. Evening downslope/down canyon winds continued activity through the night on upper slopes while activity near the lake was tempered due to the increased moisture through the evening. The fire spread remains within the vegetation inside the burn areas which are fuel and topography driven.

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Carr Fire Structure Status Map  

Phone Numbers  (530) 225-2510 (Carr Fire Information Line) 
Phone Numbers  (530) 448-2466 (Carr Fire Media Line) 
Phone Numbers  (530) 734-8762 (Carr Fire Fatality Information Line) 

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