Carr Fire Spreads To Shores Of Lake Shasta, No Structures Considered Threatened

Smoke from the Carr Fire will be especially heavy over the next few days as crews conduct firing operations to strengthen and widen control lines in the northeast part of the fire perimeter. Cal-Fire says smoke will be particularly thick in Lakehead, the area west of Lake Shasta and in the I-5 corridor. The massive blaze has blackened 214,527 acres. Containment is up to 71%. The number of burned structures has remained the same for some time now, still 1,077 homes destroyed, along with 22 commercial structures and 500 other buildings. Hundreds more have been damaged. Cal-Fire is reporting that no structures are considered threatened. Crews continue to strengthen containment lines with burnout operations, hand crews and dozers. On the eastern flank, an arm of contingency line has reached the shore of Lake Shasta. Crews continue to be challenged by heavy timber burning on steep slopes with spread from burning material rolling downhill, as well as a lot of spot fires. All evacuation orders have been lifted, however public lands managed by the BLM will remain closed. The Whiskeytown National Recreation Area remains closed.

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