Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway Redding California 96002
Redding, CA 96002
Aggressive fire fighting activities continue on the Delta Fire. Yesterday, favorable weather conditions aided firefighters in constructing fireline directly along the fire’s perimeter. Increased smoke in the afternoon prohibited aircraft operations over the fire. Ground crews held and improved existing firelines and increased containment to 17 percent. Firelines were completed in key areas along the fire perimeter both east and west of Interstate 5.
On the north end of the fire, crews were successful in securing line around a previously established spot fire near Highland Lakes. In the southeast near Fenders Ferry Road firefighters utilized the Hirz Fire perimeter to stop the fire’s spread. As anticipated, the fire continued to back downhill towards this line, which produced a majority of the visible smoke yesterday.
The fire progressed to the southwest and across the north fork of Dog Creek. Firefighters plan to utilize the Sanford Pass Road system to hold the fire in order to minimize natural resource impacts. In preparation, crews manually cleared vegetation along the road and inserted hose lays to aid firefighters.
Today, firefighters will continue with aggressive suppression tactics as they secure primary control lines around the fire. Crews will also focus on improving current fire lines mopping up hot spots along the fire’s edge. Predicted weather conditions indicate cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and light winds, which will reduce fire behavior and minimize growth.
A community meeting will be held tonight, September 13, at 6 p.m. at the Dunsmuir Elementary School at 4760 Siskiyou Ave, Dunsmuir, CA.
Interstate 5 between Redding and Mt. Shasta is open with limited traffic control. All truck restrictions have been lifted. Ramp closures will remain in effect at Sims Road and Gibson Road due to evacuation orders that are still in effect. Rest areas at O’Brien and Lakehead are now open. Due to re-construction of damaged freeway infrastructure, travelers may be subject to single lane traffic control during daytime hours between Lamoine and Pollard Flat. Motorists are asked to drive with caution and to be aware that emergency vehicles may be in the area. Some of the road systems off of Interstate 5 will remain closed due to suppression efforts. Traffic Control Points will be set at the following areas: Dog Creek/Vollmers off-ramps, both north and south; Pollard Flat off-ramps, both north and south; Gibson Rd off-ramps, both north and south; and the Sims Rd off-ramps, both north and south.
Forest Area Closures:
To provide for public safety during the suppression of the Delta Fire, Shasta-Trinity National Forest lands, roads, and trails around the fire perimeter have been closed under order number 14-18-18. For specific recreation information, please call the Shasta Lake Ranger District at (530) 275-1587 or the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station at (530) 926-4511.
Shasta County Evacuations:
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office lifted mandatory evacuations and residents were allowed to return home in the following areas: Re-entry to Delta Rd, L Moine Rd, Delta School Rd, Pollard Flat area, Slate Creek Rd, Little Slate Creed Rd, Eagles Roost Rd, Eviesbrood Rd, and Coyote Pass Rd. Areas are open to residents only and those entering will be required to provide documentation to verify residency. For more information about evacuations in Shasta County, call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6025 or follow the Shasta County Sheriff’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Shasta-County-Sheriffs-Office-1527637610823075/
Siskiyou County Evacuations:
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning, not a mandatory evacuation, for all residents of Dunsmuir. Follow the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SiskiyouCountySheriff.
Trinity County Evacuations:
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office has issued a mandatory evacuation notice for residents of East Fork Road to Ramshorn Road east to the Shasta Trinity County line. There will be a hard road closure at East Side Road and East Fork Road for nonresidents. There is an evacuation advisory only from the East Fork/East Side Road junction west to Highway 3 northward to Ramshorn Road. Follow the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office-1635934306689276/
An evacuation shelter is located at the National Guard Armory at 618 Everitt Memorial Hwy in Mount Shasta, California. The Redding Shelter is on standby located at 100 Mercy Oaks Drive in Redding, California.
Small Animal Shelter:
The Siskiyou Humane Society is housing dogs and cats for evacuees using the evacuation shelter. The humane society is at 1208 North Mount Shasta Blvd (530-926-4052). Evacuees can bring their pets and visit/feed/feed them during the shelter hours of operation (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Evacuees are responsible for taking care of their own animals every day.