Red Bank Fire in rural Tehama County burns over 7,000 acres

RED BLUFF — A large fire continues to burn and grow in the
remote mountains of Tehama County. But while officials have
expanded evacuation orders, as of Saturday morning there had not
been any injuries or reports of buildings damaged by the Red Bank
Fire.


#RedBankFire
off Hammer Loop Road and Petty John Road, West of
Red Bluff in Tehama County is 7,754 acres and 9% contained.
Evacuation warnings and road closures in place.

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— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE)
September 7, 2019

The fire was first reported just after noon Thursday about 30
miles west of the city of Red Bluff. It quickly grew to 6,000 acres
by that night.

On Saturday morning the blaze covered 7,754 acres, or just over
12 square miles.

The fire is just 9 percent contained, according to the
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which has
sent nearly 1,500 firefighters to the blaze.

Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for areas
south of Highway 36 between Tedoc Road and Vestal Road, and between
the Shasta-Trinity National Forest boundary and the Four Corners
intersection.

CalFire officials said fighting the fire has been difficult
because it is burning in what they described as “remote, very
steep, rocky terrain.” Adding to the challenge is hot and dry
weather, with high winds forecast for the weekend.

The few roads in the area are narrow, making it hard to access
the blaze, CalFire said, so plans are being drawn up to fly crews
to the fire line.

Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
Red Bank Fire in rural Tehama County burns over 7,000 acres