Evacuation warnings for Tennant Fire


Tennant Fire grows to 8,159 acres Wednesday, new evacuation warnings issued

by Kelli SaamWednesday, June 30th 2021

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On Wednesday the Tennant Fire grew to 8,159 acres, 5 percent containment. The fire is burning east of Grass Lake in Siskiyou County. The fire increased more than 2,000 acres since Tuesday when it was estimated at 6,000 acres.

Crews remained engaged through the night, constructing firelines and doing structure protection as needed. The Tennant Fire is about 25 miles northeast of the larger Lava Fire. The Tennant Fire is burning in the Klamath National Forest. At least one structure has burned in the Tennant Fire. The vacant Juniper Lodge was destroyed. Firefighters have not released damage reports indicating how many structures have been damaged or destroyed.

Evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect for areas around the Tennant Fire. A map of the evacuation zones can be viewed here.Evacuations for the Tennant Fire and Lava Fire as of Wednesday, June 30. Mandatory evacuations are in the red shaded areas, warnings are in the yellow shaded areas. (Map from Siskiyou County/KRCR)

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New fire at I-5 near Lakeview

U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

12m  · 🔥New fire start- the Salt Fire n the U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest. is burning East of I-5 near the Salt creek exit. Evacuations are being ordered for Zola Drive, Cordes Court, and Solus Campground Road. Residents of Gregory Creek Road should shelter in place or go to Gregory Creek Beach. A full fire response of engines, crews and aerial fire support are responding to the incident and additional resources are on order.More information to follow as updates come in. Fire information line (530)276-8709

Evacuations expanded as Lava Fire grows to 17,591 acres Wednesday morning

by Kelli SaamWednesday, June 30th 2021

Smoke from the Lava Fire blocks the view of Mt. Shasta Wednesday morning (Photo from Cal Fire/Lake Shastina camera/KRCR)<p>{/p}<p>{/p}

Smoke from the Lava Fire blocks the view of Mt. Shasta Wednesday morning (Photo from Cal Fire/Lake Shastina camera/KRCR)<p>{/p}<p>{/p}

WEED, Calif. — The Lava Fire has grown to more than 17,000 acres as of Wednesday morning. The fire has burned 17,591 acres, an increase of more than 4,000 acres since Tuesday. Containment remains at 19 percent. It is the biggest fire burning in California.

Evacuations were expanded Wednesday morning to include all visitors on the southwest side of Mt. Shasta, including Bunny Flat, Sand Flat, Red Fir Flat, McBride Springs Campground and all points in between. The Everitt Memorial Highway is closed at McBride Springs.

An estimated 8,000 people have been evacuated from nearly Lake Shastina and Juniper Valley. The fire is burning about 3.5 miles northeast of Weed.

Officials warn the community of Weed and Interstate 5 continue to be areas of concern but said good progress was made on the western edge of the fire Tuesday. Governor Gavin Newsom visited the incident command center on Tuesday. On Wednesday he will remain in Siskiyou County to participate in a virtual briefing with President Joe Biden and the governors of other western states. President Biden is expected to announce an increase in pay for federal firefighters and other wildfire actions.

All evacuation orders issued by Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office remain in place for the Lava Fire. They include the following areas:

  • All homes north side of Hoy Road
  • North along Highway 97 to County Road A-12
  • Communities of Lake Shastina and Juniper Valley off Big Springs Road from Highway 97 to McDonald Lane
  • Big Springs Road on both east and west sides
  • Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision
  • County Road A-12 north and south
  • Harry Cash Road
  • 4 Corners to Hart Road
  • Highway 97 Closure:
  • Highway 97 is closed between the City of Weed and the Juniper Lodge on Highway 97

CALL 211 for more information.

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Lava Fire triples overnight; mandatory evacuation orders


WEED, Calif. — The Lava Fire exploded in size Monday afternoon into the overnight hours Tuesday and has grown to 13,330 acres.

Strong, erratic winds and dry conditions continue to hamper firefighting efforts, according to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The massive fire burning to the northeast of Weed is still just 20% contained. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place for Lake Shastina, Juniper Valley, and surrounding areas.