UPDATE: The Lava Fire has burned 24,460 acres and is 36% contained.
Hot and dry conditions are persisting. Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees in the valley and in the 90s on ridgetops. There is a 15% chance of thunderstorms which could bring erratic wind to the area and a small chance of thunderstorms on Sunday, July 4th.
WEED, Ca. -- The Forest Service has issued a Forest Closure Order for parts of the Shasta Trinity National Forest due to the Lava Fire. Campgrounds closed: Bunny Flat, Sand Flat, Red Fir Flat, and McBride Springs. Everett Memorial Highway is also closed at McBride Springs.
The northeast portion of the Lava Fire has moderated allowing some direct line construction where able.
Evacuation orders remain in effect for:
-North along Highway 97 to County Road A-12
-Community of Juniper Valley off Big Springs Road from Highway 97 to McDonald Lane
-Big Springs Road on both east and west sides
-Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision-County Road A-12 north and south
-Harry Cash Road
-4 Corners to Hart Road
Highway 97 is closed between the City of Weed and the City of Dorris. Everitt Memorial Highway is closed at Gateway Trail Trailhead.
CALL 211 for more info