Acreage and containment: The Carr Fire in Shasta County has burned 115,538 acres — 180 square miles, or roughly the size of the entire city of San Jose. The blaze was 35 percent contained as of early morning Wednesday. The wildfire is now the seventh most destructive wildfire in California history.
Casualties: Two firefighters and four civilians have died in the blaze.
The dead include: Don Ray Smith, 81, a contract bulldozer operator working with Cal Fire; Jeremy Stoke, a firefighter with the Redding Fire Department; Melody Bledsoe, 70, and her great-grandchildren, James Roberts, 5, and Emily Roberts, 4.
Authorities announced Sunday that a sixth person had died in the blaze. The Redding Record Searchlight identified the victim Tuesday as 62-year-old Daniel Bush. Bush had recently undergone a quadruple heart bypass surgery. He was told by doctors he was not allowed to drive and couldn’t evacuate without help. His sister said she couldn’t reach Bush because the roads to his home were blocked by sheriff’s deputies.
Missing persons: The Redding Police Department is still looking for one remaining missing person by the name of Bruce Brown. If you have information about Brown, you can call the missing persons hotline given by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 225-4277.
Damage update: Cal Fire said Wednesday 1,465 structures have been destroyed, including 1,018 homes. Another 248 structures have been damaged, and 2,546 remain threatened. You can view a map with the most current structure information here.
Evacuations and repopulation: Here’s the latest list of mandatory evacuations and repopulation plans from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. Cal Fire is also publishing repopulation announcements on its Carr Fire information page.
- The Red Cross shelter at Shasta Community College is at capacity.
- Crosspointe Community Church, 2960 Hartnell Avenue, Redding
- Trinity High School, 321 Victory Lane, Weaverville
- Grace Baptist Church, 3782 Churn Creek Road, Redding
- Simpson College, 2211 College View Drive, Redding
- Foothill High School, 9733 Deschutes Road, Palo Cedro
- Valley Christian Center, 2831 Freeman Street, Anderson
Animal evacuation centers:
- Large animal shelter: Tehama County Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd Red Bluff
- Large animal shelter: Intermountain Fairgrounds, 530-336-5005, 44218 A St, McArthur
- Large/small animal shelter: Redding Rodeo Grounds, 715 Auditorium Dr, Redding
- Small animal shelter: Haven Humane, 1816 CA-273 Anderson
Drinking water alerts: The California State Water Resources Control Board issued a boil water advisoryfor three water systems — Clear Creek CSD, Centerville CSD and Shasta CSD — as a result of the Carr Fire. Customers in these areas should boil their water for one minute before using it for drinking or food preparation purposes.
Mendocino Complex/Mendocino and Lake counties
Acreage and containment: Two fires, the River and Ranch fires, are collectively named the Mendocino Complex.
As of Wednesday morning, the River Fire had burned 31,898 acres (about 49 square miles) northeast of the community of Hopland and west of the town of Lakeport. The blaze is 38 percent contained. The the Ranch Fire, burning southwest of the community of Potter Valley and north of the Highway 20, has consumed 59,014 acres (92 square miles) and is 15 percent contained.
Damage update: Ten residences, including seven homes, have been destroyed, and 12,200 other structures are threatened.
Evacuations and repopulation: See Cal Fire’s Mendocino Complex information sheet for details on evacuation ordered Mendocino and Lake counties. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has also posted a map of evacuation areas. Cal Fire is publishing repopulation notices on its Ranch and River fire information pages.
Evacuation center: Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek, Ukiah.
Animal shelters: Horses are being accepted at Redwood Riders Arena at 8300 East Road in Redwood Valley, and small animals are being accepted at Animal Care at 298 Plant Road in Ukiah. You can contact the shelter directly at 707-463-4427 with any questions or concerns.
Acreage and containment: The fire just west of Yosemite National Park had burned 62,883 acres (98 square miles) and is 39 percent contained as of Wednesday morning .
Yosemite closures: The Ferguson Fire has prompted an extended closure of Yosemite Valley and other parts of the national park. Officials announced Tuesday those closures will continue through at least Sunday, Aug. 5.
Casualties: The fire has killed two firefighters: Brian Hughes, who died Sunday morning after being struck by a tree, and Braden Varney, who died when his bulldozer tumbled down a mountainside. The fire has injured 9 others.
Evacuations and repopulations: Federal incident managers have published a list of mandatory evacuations and repopulation notices on Inciweb’s Ferguson Fire page.
Evacuation center: Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones St. in Mariposa.
Animal shelters: Small animals are being accepted at the Mariposa SPCA at 5599 Highway 49 North in Mariposa. Large animals are being accepted at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds located at 5007 Fairgrounds Road in Mariposa.
This post contains reporting from The Associated Press.