While the Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity County continues to threaten several hundred homes as of Monday morning, firefighters are battling two other north state wildfires that started Thursday, Aug. 9, in Shasta County.
Smoke so thick that Mt. Shasta is often not visible from town is a continuing issue.
The Carr Fire that started July 23 was reported at 202,976 acres and 61 percent contained as of Monday morning, Aug. 13, with 4,641 personnel involved.
The Carr Fire has destroyed 1077 residences, 22 commercial structures, and 500 outbuildings, and another 528 structures are threatened, according to information posted at http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2164.
Dense timber and vegetation burning in steep drainages with varying wind exposure continue to challenge firefighters, according to CAL FIRE.
The Hirz Fire east of Lakehead had grown to 4,404 acres as of Monday morning and was just 5 percent contained.
It is burning in “extremely steep and rugged terrain west of Gilman Road near the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake,” according to a US Forest Service report.
The Forest Service asks that Gilman Road be avoided.
Evacuation orders have been issued to eight residents north of Gilman Road in the area of Hirz Mountain, according to the Forest Service, and numerous campgrounds have been impacted, including Hirz Bay, Moore Creek, Pine Point, Ellery Creek, Dekkas Rock and McCloud Bridge. Sites already closed due to the Carr Fire include Lakeshore East Campground, Beehive Campground, Sugarloaf Boat Launch and launching only at Antlers Boat Launch.
For more information, see: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6116/
The Hirz Fire and the Hat Fire, northeast of Burney, both started Thursday.
CAL FIRE reported that the Hat Fire was 62 percent contained at 1,900 acres as of Monday morning, and all evacuations and road closures have been lifted. See more details at: http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2208.
In all, CAL FIRE reported Monday morning that nearly 13,000 firefighters remain on the line of 11 large wildfires in the state and, to date, those fires have consumed more than 726,000 acres and damaged more than 2,000 structures.