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Fawn Fire Destroys 155 Buildings in Shasta County

Fire rubble and debris in front of burned trees.
Cal Fire
A double-wide mobile home near Shasta Lake was one of 155 buildings destroyed by the Fawn Fire as of Sept. 27.

A new state map shows which buildings in Shasta County have been damaged or destroyed by the Fawn Fire so far.

As of Monday afternoon, the Fawn Fire had destroyed 155 buildings and damaged 22 more in the Shasta Lake area. Cal Fire’s map includes photos of each building that officials were able to locate.

Although the fire spread quickly during its first two days, growth has slowed recently. It’s more than 8,500 acres large. Crews have established containment lines around half of the fire’s perimeter.

Cal Fire officials say residents who are returning to their homes near the fire area need to remember that it’s still an active fire.

“Once you return to your home, look out for any smoldering or hotspots around the edge and perimeter of your home,” Clark says. “Also, be aware of any power lines and also crews that are working in the area.”

Clark says winds are difficult to predict and they can change at a moment’s notice, so people near the fire area need to be ready to evacuate any time.

April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.