News Alerts

16 Aug 2018 | 06:27 AM UTC

US: Carr Fire (California) evacuation orders lifted August 15 /update 5

United States of America News Alert

California fire officials lift all remaining evacuation orders for the Carr Fire near Redding, CA on August 15; firefighting efforts continue

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/21/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Shasta County

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) lifted all remaining evacuation orders related to the so-called Carr Fire near Redding (California) at 14:30 (local time) on Wednesday, August 15. Public lands managed by the federal government will remain closed pending further investigation of possible hazards. CalFire urged residents to remain vigilant for possible future evacuation notices. As of 19:00 on Wednesday, the Carr Fire is 69 percent contained. Up-to-date information can be found on the CalFire website or its Twitter account.

Context

The fire started on July 23 due to a spark from a vehicle near the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Eight people, including three firefighters, have died from the blaze, which has burned 86,815 hectares (214,527 acres) and destroyed over 1000 homes. Wildfires are common in California from May through November.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to exercise caution when traveling in areas near the wildfire, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and monitor the situation. Children and those with respiratory illnesses are advised to limit outdoor activity.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news