Monday, September 9, 2013

Clover Fire cuts swath southwest of Redding

Here is the latest, according to CalFire's fire information website:
Last Updated: September 9, 2013 6:30 pm
Date/Time Started: September 9, 2013 12:32 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit
County: Shasta County
Location: off Cloverdale Road, Happy Valley
Acres Burned - Containment: 2,500 acres
Evacuations: Evacuations:
Clear Creek and Cloverdale
Everything sw to Gas Point, Small Farms and Marsha Way
Small Farms track south to Black Pine Rd
Cloverdale from Clear Creek to Oak
Oak to Palm
Road Closures : See attached fact sheet under news releases
Cause: Under investigation
Total Fire Engines: 32
Total Airtankers: 6
Total Helicopters: 10
Total Dozers: 5
Total Water Tenders: 9
Conditions: Please use caution when driving in the vicinity of the fire area. Always use headlights in smokey conditions and watch out for firefighters and fire equipment.
Phone Numbers (530) 225-2510 (Clover Fire Information)
I've found the best place to turn during the course of the day when events like these occur is Q97, which offers constant updates about acreage, street closures, evacuation centers, etc. (and the music isn't bad, either). Their wildfire information page is here. Also, keep an eye on the news feeds on this page for updates.

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