Firefighters identify cause of 3,100 acre Carr Fire as mechanical vehicle failure

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – The 3,126 acre Carr Fire continues to grow, the cause has been determined by firefighters as a mechanical vehicular failure.

The Carr Fire is about 24% contained as of Tuesday evening, burning near Carr Powerhouse Road and Whiskeytown.

Igniting Monday at about 1PM, the fire spread rapidly, shutting down Highway 299 through Tuesday.

All efforts are being made to open the road as soon as possible.

No structures have been damaged, or injuries reported.

About 865 firefighting personnel are attending to the blaze.

Another blaze, being called the Crest Line Fire has also broken out in the county, prompting further evacuations.

Evacuation centers are open at Weaverville Elementary School, and Shasta High School.

The latest evacuation information can be found, here.