Mountain Fire burns 600 acres with 20% containment near Bella Vista [VIDEOS]

Kim Noyes
 

Mountain Fire burns 600 acres with 20% containment near Bella Vista


KRCR-TV Redding

Update as of 7:01 p.m., August 22, 2019:

Cal Fire says the Mountain Fire burning at Bear Mountain Road and Dry Creek Road in Jones Valley has burned 600 acres and is currently 20% contained.

Update as of 6:45 p.m., August 22, 2019:

According to Cal Fire officials, the previously reported 820 acres from Redding Fire Department Chief, Cullen Kreider, is incorrect.

They say the Mountain Fire is still at 600 acres with 0% containment.

We will post updated information as soon as new information from Cal Fire becomes available.


Update as of 5:33 p.m., August 22, 2019:

According to Redding Fire Department Chief, Cullen Kreider, the Mountain Fire has grown to 820 acres.

For assistane with animals, call SHASCOM non-emergency dispatch line (530) 245-6540.

The Evacuation Center is located at CrossPointe Community Church at 2960 Hartnell Avenue, across from Heritagetown Drive in Redding.


Update as of 5:30 p.m., August 22, 2019:

According to PG&E, power has been shut off in the area of the Mountain Fire, with about 1,200 customers currently impacted.

Update as of 4:30 p.m., August 22, 2019:

As per last update, the Mountain Fire remains at 600 acres, with 0% containment. These are the latest, confirmed numbers by Cal Fire officials.

On the Redding Rodeo's Facebook page, they say you can bring your evacuated live stock to the rodeo grounds at 715 Auditorium Drive.

Update as of 4:00 p.m., August 22, 2019:

As per last update, the Mountain Fire remains at 600 acres, with no containment.

According to new numbers by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, 1,110 homes/structures are threatened by the Mountain Fire, and 3,885 residents have been evacuated.

There are no injuries reported at this time.

Update as of 3:08 p.m., August 22, 2019

The Salvation Army will feed evacuees from the Mountain Fire. Representatives with the organization say that they're providing dinner to evacuees taking shelter at the evacuation center at CrossPointe Community Church in Redding.

Dinner for those needing assistance will be served at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Update as of 2:21 p.m., August 22, 2019:

Caltrans District 2 says SR 299 is now closed to westbound traffic at Deschutes Road due to the Mountain Fire. SR 299 remains closed to eastbound traffic at Old Oregon Trail.

Mountain Fire evacuation areas.


Update as of 1:55 p.m., August 22, 2019:

The Mountain Fire at Bear Mountain Road and Dry Creek Road near Jones Valley has burned 600 acres with 0% containment.

New road closures have been confirmed for Eastbound SR 299 at Old Oregon Trail, according to Caltrans.

Caltrans District 2 says motorists are advised to find alternate routes and avoid the area.

Update as of 1:50 p.m., August 22, 2019:

Here's a list of all the updated evacuation areas and road closures due to the Mountain Fire burning over 300 acres in Bella Vista.

  • 299 closed at Dry Creek
  • All roads that intersect on south side of Bear Mountain Rd
  • Christian
  • Creek Trail to Old Oregon and all roads that intersect
  • Driftwood
  • Dry Creek
  • Elk Trail East
  • Elk Trail West
  • High View
  • Hwy 299 East at Old Oregon Trail
  • Hwy 299 West at Deschutes Rd.
  • Jones Valley
  • Old Oregon Trail Northbound
  • Ravine Rd
  • Scotts Trail W of Bear Mountain
  • South side of Bear Mountain Rd. to Old Oregon Trail
  • Squaw Grass Trail
  • Wildwood Lane

Update as of 1:40 p.m., August 22, 2019:

Our KRCR Photographer on scene says the fire is mostly on the west side of Bear Mountain Road. At least one home has burned in the fire.

He says air crews are working bucket drops on the west side of Bear Mountain Road, South of Marti Lane.

The fire has jumped both sides of Bear Mountain, according to KRCR's Photographer on scene.


Update as of 1:17 p.m., August 22, 2019:

The Mountain Fire has burned 300 with 0% containment, according to Cal Fire officials.

New road closures are in effect for the following areas;

  • Highway 299 East at Old Oregon Trail
  • Highway 299 West at Deschutes Road
  • Old Oregon Trail Northbound.

Cal Fire officials from Butt County say they are sending a strike team of engines and dozers to assist Cal Fire Shasta County units on the Mountain fire.

The Superintendent from Bella Vista Elementary school says they are currently not under evacuation, however they have had many parents who are under evacuation as well as cautious parents coming to pick up their children. A third to half of all students are now gone, about 100 to 200 kids.

Update as of 1:12 p.m., August 22, 2019:

The evacuation center has been moved from the Shasta College Gymnasium to CrossPointe Community Church at 2960 Hartnell Avenue, across Heritagetown Drive in Redding.

According to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, the Shasta College Campus is closed effective immediately.

Update as of 12:55 p.m., August 22, 2019:

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has ordered new evacuations for areas in Bella Vista due to the Mountain Fire.

Evacuations include the south side of Bear Mountain Road to Old Oregon Trail and all roads that intersect on the south side of Bear Mountain Road.

Mountain Fire evacuation areas.

Update as of 12:50 p.m., August 22, 2019:

New evacuations are in place for areas in Bella Vista due to the Mountain Fire which has burned 200 acres with 0% containment.

Evacuations include Creek Trail to Old Oregon Trail and all roads that intersect.

According to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, Squaw Grass Trail and Wildwood Lane are being evacuated.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says this fire is an ever changing situation and if you don't see your road listed and feel unsafe, you may evacuate to Shasta College.


Update as of 12:09 p.m., August 22, 2019:

According to Cal Fire officials, the Mountain Fire has burned 150 to 200 acres with 0% containment.


Update as of 12:09 p.m., August 22, 2019:

The Mountain Fire has burned 50 acres in the area of Bear Mountain Road and Dry Creek Road in Bella Vista.

New evacuations are in effect for the areas of Creek Trail and Ravine Road.

The turn pockets from SR 299 to Dry Creek Road (north) are currently closed.

People are asked to call 2-1-1 for any questions about road closures and evacuations.

Original

Cal Fire crews are responding to a vegetation fire in the area of Bear Mountain Road and Dry Creek Road in Bella Vista. The Shasta County Sheriffs Office has issued several evacuations.

Several units responded and a smoke plume was visible from Redding.

Evacuations include:

  • Dry Creek Road
  • Jones Valley Road
  • Elk Trail East & West
  • Christian Road
  • Driftwood Trail
  • Highview Trail
  • Scotts Trail
  • West of Bear Mountain Road
Mountain Fire evacuation areas.

An evacuation center is up and running at the Shasta College Gymnasium.

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