STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

UPDATE: All evacuations and road closures for the Mountain Fire are lifted

The Mountain Fire started Thursday night near Redding. It grew to be 600 acres.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 2:49 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2019 9:54 AM

REDDING, Calif. — Cal Fire says the Mountain Fire in Shasta County is now 70 percent contained. 

The fire is still 600 acres. Cal Fire posted on its Facebook page saying all evacuations and road closures are lifted. 7 structures have been destroyed by this fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

We will continue to post updates on this article.

(UPDATE 8/25 10:00 am)


Cal Fire says the Mountain Fire in Shasta County is still 600 acres. 

It is now 50 percent contained. Evacuations and road closures are still in place.  7 structures have been destroyed by this fire. 

We will continue to post updates on this article. 

(UPDATE 8/24 10:00 am)


Fire officials said that at least seven structures had gone up in flames from the Mountain Fire in Shasta County by Friday morning. Another structure was reportedly damaged.

The news was not all bad, however. Fire officials said that they had the 600-acre fire up to 40 percent contained after firefighters worked through the night to keep the fire from growing and threatening more homes.

Cal Fire said that the north side of the fire presents the biggest challenge due to increased south winds and steep, rugged terrain and damage assessment is ongoing.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office estimated that more 3,800 people had been evacuated by late Thursday afternoon, with upwards of 1,000 structures threatened by fire. There were two reported injuries, but both people were treated and released from the hospital.

Cal Fire first put out a notice to the public about the fire around noon on Thursday, when it was only considered to cover about 20 acres near the community of Bella Vista, northeast of Redding. Within less than an hour, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office had issued evacuation warnings to people living in the area.

Roughly an hour after that, fire officials said that the Mountain Fire had grown to hundreds of acres, with evacuations continuing to spread.

Initially, evacuees were told to go to Shasta College, a few miles west of Bella Vista. Then, authorities moved the evacuation center to Crosspointe Community Church in Redding as administrators at Shasta College closed the campus and told students and staff to evacuate "in an orderly fashion."

By roughly 5:30 p.m., fire officials said that the fire burned on 600 acres, was not at all contained, and the cause remained under investigation.

This is a developing story, and NewsWatch 12 will update the article as more details emerge.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 44388

Reported Deaths: 675
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9653167
Washington608278
Marion6068109
Umatilla346145
Clackamas330966
Lane250127
Malheur196738
Jackson18657
Deschutes120913
Yamhill102515
Linn86316
Polk67515
Jefferson60910
Morrow5547
Lincoln51913
Union4872
Benton4646
Klamath4313
Douglas3738
Wasco35216
Hood River2861
Columbia2751
Josephine2733
Coos2621
Clatsop2510
Baker1433
Crook1162
Tillamook750
Curry581
Wallowa512
Lake470
Harney370
Sherman220
Gilliam120
Grant120
Wheeler10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 928028

Reported Deaths: 17618
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3063277056
Riverside680501319
San Bernardino643671074
Orange597181475
San Diego56369888
Kern34154422
Fresno31321443
Sacramento26018500
Santa Clara24867406
Alameda23775463
San Joaquin21994492
Contra Costa18981246
Stanislaus17872401
Tulare17800292
Ventura14486166
Imperial13038338
San Francisco12320147
Monterey1161695
San Mateo11341161
Santa Barbara9919126
Sonoma9646136
Merced9623155
Kings850283
Solano763476
Marin7121127
Madera509476
Placer435359
San Luis Obispo426532
Yolo326660
Butte314353
Santa Cruz286125
Shasta204631
Napa200916
Sutter189712
San Benito146115
El Dorado13804
Yuba134610
Mendocino115621
Tehama9259
Lassen7721
Lake70417
Glenn6823
Nevada6358
Humboldt57110
Colusa5556
Calaveras34721
Amador33816
Tuolumne2886
Inyo24115
Siskiyou2210
Mono1822
Del Norte1811
Mariposa812
Plumas790
Modoc480
Trinity280
Alpine80
Sierra60
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 44°
Brookings
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 48°
Crater Lake
Few Clouds
28° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 28°
Grants Pass
Scattered Clouds
39° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 39°
Klamath Falls
Few Clouds
28° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 28°
Sunny and pleasant Halloween
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events