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Containment Increasing Rapidly On The Zogg Fire, More Evacuations Lifted

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Shasta County Sheriff's Department
Emergency responders at the Zogg Fire southwest of Redding on Sunday night, Sept. 27. The fire destroyed more than 200 structures, including a number of homes. Four people died.

Fire officials say much of the east, south and west edges of the fire are in mop-up and patrol mode, but the north and northwest sides are still active. As of 7:00 a.m. on Friday, the fire has burned 56,018 acres and is now 46 percent contained.

UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 2, 1:00 p.m. ...

At a briefing at 11:00 a.m., Cal Fire officials said good progress continues to be made on containing the Zogg Fire. Crews have been taking advantage of a smoke inversion, which dampens fire activity, to strengthen control lines and work directly on the face of the fire.

Much most of the fire perimeter, from the northeast, east, south and west sides are in mop-up and patrol status. The northwest portion of the fire, between Kanaka Peak and Rainbow Lake, is in rugged terrain with heavy fuels, and is the part of the fire that remains most active.

According to Cal Fire, evacuation orders are lifted for the areas below:

* The repopulation for the town of Platina to include adjoining roadways along the Highway 36 corridor west from the Shasta County and Tehama County line to the Shasta County and Trinity County line. Access to the town of Platina can be made via Highway 36 from Red Bluff or Highway 3 from Hayfork.

* A road closure will remain in effect for westbound traffic on Highway 36 at the intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 3 in Trinity County.

* An evacuation order and roadway closure will remain in effect at Platina Road east of Highway 36.

Traffic Control Point: Platina Rd @Highway 36

The repopulation will include all roadways and residences along the corridor of Placer Rd west from Texas Springs Rd to the intersection of Cloverdale Rd. This will include Cloverdale Rd south of Placer Rd to Clear Creek Rd.

An evacuation order and roadway closure will remain in effect for west bound traffic on Placer Rd west of Cloverdale Rd. Cloverdale Rd is open.

Traffic Control Point: Placer Rd @ Cloverdale Rd

The repopulation of residences and roadways as follows:

* Repopulation of all residences along the Clear Creek Rd corridor west of Cloverdale Rd to the intersection of Placer Rd and Gas Point Rd.

* Repopulation of Gas Point Rd and the Lower Gas Point Rd area. This will include all roadways and residences along the corridors of Gas Point Rd and Lower Gas Point Rd north of Foster Rd and south of Clear Creek Rd.

* Evacuation orders and roadway closures will remain in effect on Foster Rd west of Gas Point Rd, Placer Rd north of Platina Rd and Platina Rd west of Placer Rd.

* An evacuation order and roadway closure will remain in effect for west bound traffic on Platina Rd.

* An evacuation order and roadway closure will remain in effect for north bound traffic on Placer Rd Traffic Control Point: The intersection of Gas Point Rd @ Platina Rd @ Clear Creek Rd @ Placer

UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 am. ...

According the Cal Fire's morning update, firefighters had another successful day that increased containment on the Zogg Fire, southwest of Redding in Shasta County.

The fire had minimal growth in size overnight and the fire continues to burn in grass, oak woodland, chaparral and mixed timber.

Hot, dry conditions are forecasted again today.

Damage assessment teams are continuing the verification of damaged or destroyed buildings. The count of destroyed structures has increased to 159.

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Evacuation Orders and Warnings:

Shasta County:
To register for emergency alerts: bit.ly/shastacodered
Order:

 Fire line east to intersection of Placer Rd and Texas Springs Rd. Including all residences on the South and North side of Placer Rd. between Diggins Way and Texas Springs Rd.  South of South Fork Rd and Zogg Mine Rd South along Gas Point Corridor including all residents along Gas Point Rd to Foster Dr.
 Muletown Rd, from Placer Rd to north of Kanaka Ln, and all roads off of
Muletown Rd. Mandatory evacuations have also been issued for Diggins Wy
south of Placer and all roads off of Diggins Way.
 Platina Rd west to Tehama County line. Residents evacuate east bound
Highway 36
 All areas off and north of Platina Rd from Trinity Alps Preserve to Platina.

Tehama County:
To register for emergency alerts: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/
Order:
 Zone H – All areas north of HWY 36 to the Shasta County Linefrom Vassar
Road/Luce Griswald Road and West to Beegum

Evacuation
Centers:
 Temporary Evacuation Point: Holiday Market 3315 Placer St, Redding,
CA 96001 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 Large animal evacuation center: Cottonwood Rodeo Grounds 3917 Main
Street, Cottonwood, CA 96022
 Small animal evacuation center: Haven Humane Society 7449 Eastside Rd,
Anderson, CA 96007 (small animals are goats or sheep and smaller.)

Road
Closures:

Shasta County:
 Placer Rd @ Texas Springs Rd
 Gas point Rd @ Foster Rd
 Clear Creek Rd @ Cloverdale Rd

Tehama County:
 Highway 36 west of Tedoc Gap Rd.

UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. ...

Evacuation warnings are lifted for Tehama zones south of Hwy 36.

Tehama Zones C 1&2: All areas north of Pettyjohn Road to Hwy 36, east of the Mendocino National Forest boundary and west of Weemasoul Road/Halley Grade.

Tehama Zones F 1&2: All Areas north of Halley Grade, west of Vestal Road/Weemasoul Road and south of Hwy 36.

Tehama Zone G: All areas north of Vestal Road from Pope Drive west to Weemasould Road and North to Hwy 36.

Tehama Zone E: All areas south of Vestal Road, east of Weemasoul Road, west of Cannon Road/Redd Creek Road and north of Pettyjohn Road.

UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 1, 6;00 a.m. ...

Per Cal Fire morning update: Firefighters had a very successful night that increased containment of the fire with minimal growth.

Crews completed firing along critical areas of the fire line. The fire continues to burn in grass, oak woodland, chaparral and mixed timber.

Hot, dry conditions, with low humidity are forecasted again for
today with a northwest wind developing across the area this evening.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 4:00 p.m. ...

Officials on the Zogg Fire reported Wednesday that a person who had been severely burned as the fire initially spread on Sunday had died in the hospital from their injuries. The victim was not identified and no further information was available. That raises the death toll from this fire to four.

On the fire today, moderating weather and a smoke inversion have helped slow the fire, which is burning in Shasta County, southwest of Redding.

At a briefing on Wednesday, Cal Fire Operations Chief Chris Waters said the east side of the fire — and the west side from the Tehama County line to Platina Road — are in mop-up and patrol mode. That means crews are dousing isolated pockets of flame and watching to make sure new fires don't start up again.

Waters said the fire remained most active on the northwest side, and that crews were building contingency lines to the north and northwest in case the fire made a run in that direction, toward Trinity County. Some of that area is in the burn scar of the 2018 Carr Fire.

Incident Commander Sean Kavanaugh said the fire was seven percent contained.

"Those are those areas we're confident we can walk away from and not have any issues, any flare-ups coming back."

Kavanaugh said he expected containment to increase steadily going forward. He also said more crews and equipment were arriving daily to help in the firefighting effort.

Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini said all evacuations were still in place.

"We know that's difficult for residents, that's inconvenient," he said. "Some people say, 'Well, the fire's burned through. Why can't we come back? Why can't we inspect our properties? It still has not been made safe."

For example, Magrini said, two of his deputies had barely avoided injury when a burned tree fell on their patrol car, totaling it.

The Sheriff also appealed to the public to rely on official sources of information about the fire, and the investigation into the fire's cause.

"There's been a lot of speculation, a lot of rumors. Our office has received several reports of a lot of misinformation that's out there," he said. "There have been no arrests made, and I want to reiterate that: There are no arrests made in this. this is still an active, preliminary investigation that takes lots of time because we want to do it right."

Evacuation Orders And Warnings:
Shasta County:
To register for emergency alerts: bit.ly/shastacodered
Orders:
 Fire line east to intersection of Placer Rd and Texas Springs Rd. Including all residences on the South and North side of Placer Rd. between Diggins Way and Texas Springs Rd
 South of South Fork Rd and Zogg Mine Rd South along Gas Point Corridor including all residents along Gas Point Rd to Foster Dr.
 Muletown Rd, from Placer Rd to north of Kanaka Ln, and all roads off of Muletown Rd. Mandatory evacuations have also been issued for Diggins Wy south of Placer and all roads off of Diggins Way.
 Platina Rd west to Tehama County line. Residents evacuate east bound Highway 36
 All areas off and north of Platina Rd from Trinity Alps Preserve to Platina.

Tehama County:
To register for emergency alerts: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/
Orders:
 Zone H – All areas north of HWY 36 to the Shasta County Linefrom Vassar Road/Luce Griswald Road and West to Beegum
Warning:
 Zones C-1, C-2, E, F-1, F-2, E, G

Evacuation Centers
 Temporary Evacuation Point: Holiday Market 3315 Placer St, Redding, CA 96001
 Large animal evacuation center: Cottonwood Rodeo Grounds 3917 Main Street, Cottonwood, CA 96022
 Small animal evacuation center: Haven Humane Society 7449 Eastside Rd, Anderson, CA 96007 (small animals are goats or sheep and smaller.)

Road Closures
Shasta County:  Highway 36 west @ Highway 3
 State Road-36 @ Bowman Rd
 Texas Springs Rd @ Placer Rd
 Gas point Rd @ Foster Rd
 Clear Creek Rd @ Cloverdale Rd

Tehama County:  Highway 36 at the Humbolt Tehama County line to the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 36 to Highway 36 and Bowman Rd

UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m. ...

The Zogg Fire fire continues to burn in grass, oak woodland, chaparral and mixed timber in Shasta County, about 12 miles southwest of Redding .

Cal Fire says firefighters are working aggressively in steep and rugged terrain, trying to build containment lines on the fire perimeter. Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the state are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Weather continues to challenge firefighters with hot and dry conditions that occurred across the fire today. Temperatures climbed into the 90s. Winds were generally light. For tonight, light winds are forecast, with continued low relative humidity.

In a media briefing this morning, Incident Commander Sean Kavanaugh said a damage assessment was ongoing. He stressed that most of the 148 structures found to be destroyed by the fire so far were sheds, barns and other non-residential buildings.

Kananaugh also noted that as the Zogg Fire grew, it became a higher priority fire, making more crews, equipment and aircraft were available. Currently, the incident is staff by nearly 1,000 personnel and is equipped with 117 engines, seven helicopters and 36 bulldozers. More resources are expected to be sent to the fire in the coming days.

Evacuation Orders And Warnings:
Shasta County:
To register for emergency alerts: bit.ly/shastacodered
Orders:
 Fire line east to intersection of Placer Rd and Texas Springs Rd. Including all residences on the South and North side of Placer Rd. between Diggins Way and Texas Springs Rd
 South of South Fork Rd and Zogg Mine Rd South along Gas Point Corridor including all residents along Gas Point Rd to Foster Dr.
 Muletown Rd, from Placer Rd to north of Kanaka Ln, and all roads off of Muletown Rd. Mandatory evacuations have also been issued for Diggins Wy south of Placer and all roads off of Diggins Way.
 Platina Rd west to Tehama County line. Residents evacuate east bound Highway 36
 All areas off and north of Platina Rd from Trinity Alps Preserve to Platina.

Tehama County:
To register for emergency alerts: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/
Orders:
 Zone H – All areas north of HWY 36 to the Shasta County Linefrom Vassar Road/Luce Griswald Road and West to Beegum
Warning:
 Zones C-1, C-2, E, F-1, F-2, E, G

Evacuation Centers
 Temporary Evacuation Point: Holiday Market 3315 Placer St, Redding, CA 96001
 Large animal evacuation center: Cottonwood Rodeo Grounds 3917 Main Street, Cottonwood, CA 96022
 Small animal evacuation center: Haven Humane Society 7449 Eastside Rd, Anderson, CA 96007 (small animals are goats or sheep and smaller.)

Road Closures
Shasta County:  Highway 36 west @ Highway 3
 State Road-36 @ Bowman Rd
 Texas Springs Rd @ Placer Rd
 Gas point Rd @ Foster Rd
 Clear Creek Rd @ Cloverdale Rd

Tehama County:  Highway 36 at the Humbolt Tehama County line to the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 36 to Highway 36 and Bowman Rd

UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 28, 5:00 p.m. ...

At a media briefing this afternoon, Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini announced that three people had died in the fast-moving Zogg Fire. He said no information about identity or location of the dead would be released until the remains had been identified and next of kin were notified.

Magrini also strongly urged residents of the areas under evacuation orders to leave and stay away from the area.

"When you hear that order," he said. "evacuate immediately. We don't want to have to come in and try to rescue somebody who stayed to try to protect their property, because then you're creating additional burdens for both firefighters and law enforcement."

Magrini said deputies were patrolling the area to prevent looting of evacuated neighborhoods and that no attempted looting had occurred yet.

Calfire Battalion Chief Chris Waters described the fire as moving quickly in grass and brush, throwing embers as far as a mile, igniting spot fires in front of the leading edge.

"The key word here is high intensity fire behavior on all sides of the fire," Waters said. "Until the Red Flag Warning and these winds start to dissipate, we're not going to be able to make a lot to headway on suppression efforts, other than around the communities and subdivisions."

Calfire reports that 1,538 structures are threatened by the Zogg Fire and 146 have been destroyed.

Evacuation Order for areas of Shasta County
* Fire line east to intersection of Placer Rd and Texas Springs Rd. Including all residences on the South and North side of Placer Rd. between Diggins Way and Texas Springs Rd.
* South of South Fork Rd and Zogg Mine Rd South along Gas Point Corridor including all residents along Gas Point Rd to Foster Dr.
* Muletown Rd, from Placer Rd to north of Kanaka Ln, and all roads off of
Muletown Rd. Mandatory evacuations have also been issued for Diggins Wy south of Placer and all roads off of Diggins Way.
* Platina Rd west to Tehama County line. Residents evacuate east bound
Highway 36* All areas off and north of Platina Rd from Trinity Alps Preserve to Platina.

Evacuation locations:
Temporary Evacuation Point: Holiday Market 3315 Placer St, Redding,
CA 96001
 Large animal evacuation center: Cottonwood Rodeo Grounds 3917 Main
Street, Cottonwood, CA 96022
 Small animal evacuation center: Haven Humane Society 7449 Eastside Rd, Anderson, CA 96007 (small animals are goats or sheep and smaller.)

Road Closures
* Highway 36 west @ Highway 3
* State Road-36 @ Bowman Rd
* Texas Springs Rd @ Placer Rd
* Gaspoint Rd @ Foster Rd
* Clear Creek Rd @ Cloverdale Rd

Due to the Zogg Fire, Igo-Ono School will be closed until further notice.

The Grant School will be closed Tuesday.

Happy Valley Schools will be open.

Text “wildfire” to 211-211 for access to resources and information in your area.

ORIGINAL POST: A new wildfire which was reported Sunday afternoon is quickly spreading about 12 miles southwest of Redding. Fanned by strong north winds gusting to 30-to 40 miles per hour, the Zogg Fire grew to 15,000 by Monday morning, forcing evacuations and road closures in the area of Igo.

A number of homes and other structures have burned, including the Grange hall in Ono. Officials are bracing for the fire to burn into Trinity County.

The National Weather Service says a Red Flag Warning in Northern California -- indicating dry, windy weather favorable to fire growth -- has been extended to 9 p.m. tonight.

Per the Shasta County Sheriff's Department: Current Evacuation information in place for the #ZOGGFIRE

Mandatory Evacuation Orders: all areas south of South Fork Rd & Zogg Mine Rd. South along Gas Point corridor including all residents along Gas Point Rd. to Foster Dr. Platina Rd west to Tehama Co. line. Residents evacuate east bound HWY 36 to collection point at Holiday Market on Gas Point Rd Cottonwood

Traffic control points have been set up at the following locations:

-State Road-36 @ Bowman Rd

-Diggins Rd @ Placer Rd

-Gaspoint Rd @ Foster Rd

-Clear Creek Rd @ Cloverdale Rd

Muletown Rd & Diggins Rd have been evacuated. #ZOGGFIRE

CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit

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