Carr Fire containment inches forward, evacuation centers to close Friday

SHASTA/TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – The Carr Fire is challenging thousands of firefighters still, as it takes on acreage fast, and containment slow.

Throughout the day Thursday, firefighters made another uptick in containment, from 48% to 49%.

It is an extremely difficult job, as the Carr Fire feeds off of heavy timber and vegetation. Add on top of that very low moisture, these conditions makes for a very long road ahead.

Cal Fire does not have an expected full containment date.

As of Thursday night, the Carr Fire has scorched 178,752 acres.

According to the Shasta County Sheriff, the emergency shelters many Carr Fire evacuees have been calling home for weeks will be closing Friday at 10AM. This includes Shasta College, and Trinity High School.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office thanks the many volunteers for stepping in to serve at these centers.

This comes as more repopulation notices allow thousands of evacuees to return home, however, about 1,077 people and families will have no home to go home to, as their residences have been destroyed.

A Disaster Assistance Center is open now 9AM to 7PM daily to help those moving forward. It is located at the old Kmart building in Redding.

Repopulation and emergency notifications regarding the Carr Fire are available, here.