Northern California: Mountain Fire in Shasta County northeast of Redding (Thursday, August 22nd, 2019)

Shasta County, CA: Mountain Fire now approximately 600 acres; prompting college evacuation and threatening 1,100 homes

Crews are battling a 600-acre blaze in Shasta County, the sheriff’s office said. The Mountain Fire sparked Thursday near Bear Mountain and Dry Creek roads, north of Bella Vista, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said. The Shasta College main campus has been evacuated, officials said. An evacuation center has been set up at Crosspointe Community Church at 2960 Hartnell Road in Redding.

Quick Facts

Location: Bear Mountain Road and Dry Creek Road, north of Bella Vista [40.715556, -122.241944]

Date Started: 08/22/19 12:02 PM

600 acres, 0% contained as of 08/22/19 2:40 PM

Shasta College campus closed and evacuated

1,100 homes in rural neighborhoods threatened and 3,885 residents evacuated under mandatory orders

News Coverage

  • Mountain Fire near Redding burns 600 acres, spurs evacuation of area’s community college (Record Searchlight)
  • Mountain Fire burns forces swift evacuations near Redding (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • 1,100 Shasta County homes threatened in California’s first major wildfire of summer (The Sacramento Bee)
  • Mountain Fire burns 600 acres, new evacuations in place near Bella Vista (KRCR)