2:20PM Update: New Evacuations Issued As Complex Explodes In Glenn County

A number of evacuations are underway in Glenn County. The August Complex of at least 35 fires northwest of Willows exploded in size over night and has burned an estimated combined 30,000 acres. Evacuation Order has been expanded to All Areas west of County Road 306. Full length of the County from Tehama County line in the north to Colusa County line in the South. All areas west to the Mendocino County line. All people in this area should evacuate immediately.

A Temporary Evacuation Point has been established at Willows Memorial Hall for shelter assistance. Animals in need if shelter should be taken to Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland.  The fires range in size from less than an acre to 1400 acres. Some of them, including the Doe Fire, are burning with such ferocity that people are calling from many miles away thinking the fire is approaching them.

Another fire was reported Wednesday morning and is burning near Highway 162 and County Road 309. The Ivory fire has burned 400 acres.

The 3-4 Fire is burning in a remote area of Tehama County southwest of Red Bank Road. It has burned 1000 acres.

Cal-Fire has halted a blaze that broke out Tuesday afternoon east of Redding. It’s burning in the Lack Creek Drainage near Frey Road between Dersch Road and the Black Butte Area. At last word the fire was estimated at 15 acres, and surrounded by retardant lines. Crews worked through the night on containment.

Two fires were extinguished Tuesday night in the Happy Valley Area. They were both located off Canyon Road near China Gulch, and they totaled about two acres.

The Loyalton Fire, sparked by lightning Friday on the Plumas/Sierra County line, is more than 46,000 acres with 35% containment.

Evacuation orders are still in effect for the Potters Fire in Butte County. Located northeast of Oroville, that fire is now 930 acres with 20% containment. It’s one of 26 fires that make up the Butte Lightning Complex.

The Red Salmon Complex in the Trinity Alps Wilderness now totals 15,497 acres with 38% overall containment. The fires are burning about 14 miles northeast of Willow Creek.