Evacuations were ordered Thursday in a Northern California community as a new wildfire swept across the state Friday, authorities said.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Fawn Fire in the out-of-the-way Mountain Gate area, north of the town of Redding on the far north end of Central Valley.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order Thursday, instructing residents to assemble on a short-term basis in a parking lot at Shasta College in Redding.
The fire has grown to nearly 2 square miles since it broke out on Wednesday afternoon and has been contained as long as 5% of the population.
Nationally, more than 9.000 firefighters were still working for 10 major active wildfires, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Services.
— Rob Mayeda (@RobMayeda) September 23, 2021
#FawnFire (#MountainGate, Shasta Co) – Better evac map below from the City of Redding – the other evac maps haven't kept up (thanks @TKrnv). 4th VLAT assigned & nearly over the fire: T910 from SoCal. Some other tankers diverted to a fire near Adin.
— CA Fire Scanner (@CAFireScanner) September 23, 2021
— Talal Ansari (@TalalNAnsari) September 23, 2021
ANF & LACoFD responded another smoke report Mountain Ave x Baseline in the Claremont area Heavy drift smoke. Media Partners help spread the word about #WindyFire smoke in the basin. @LACoFDPIO pic.twitter.com/ixpcnVAka4
— Angeles National Forest (@Angeles_NF) September 23, 2021