Shasta County
University of California
Shasta County

Current Fire Condition


   Wildfires are challenging times. Please work with your local fire agency and follow all evacuation orders to help fire crews protect our community. Do not rely solely on emergency services, as damaged infrastructure can stop alert messages from getting to you.

   There are several sources of information, so please ensure that you are using verified sources:

  • Mobile App Alerts: Install RedAlert, CodeRED, and NIXLE on your mobile device to have emergency evacuation notices sent directly to your phone.
  • Social Media: CalFire SHU is providing real-time updates on the fire throughout the day

Given the unpredictability of this fire, all residents should prepare for evacuation. Use the checklist below to prioritize your evacuation based on time available. Some insurance providers include evacuation coverage as part of their policy. Save receipts for motels and other expenses to help with your recovery.


Because the time available to you may change in a moments notice, start with the first priority. Secure People, Pets, then Structure.
Refer to local emergency plans for additional information
Time Available Priority Task
0 - 60 Minutes 1 Evacuate Immediately. Early evacuation is the safest for you and your family. Late evacuation causes the greatest loss of life.
1 Hours - 1.5 Hours
2 Load your medications, important documents, supplies and pets into vehicle.
3 Park vehicle in driveway facing out with keys in ignition for a quick exit. Disconnect automatic garage door opener for quick access by emergency personnel.
1.5 Hours - 4 Hours
4 Close windows, vents, doors, venetian blinds or non-combustible window coverings. Remove drapes and other combustible window coverings.
5 Shut off gas at the meter. Turn off propane tanks including BBQ and other portable tanks. Affix wrench to propane tank for quick access to gas shut off.
6 Close fireplace screens and/or doors.
7 Move flammable furniture, doormats, brooms and other flammable items into the center of the home away from windows and glass doors.
8 Turn on a light in each room to increase the visibility of your home in heavy smoke.
9 Erect ladders against house and place fire-fighting tools (rake, shovel, chainsaw) in front of house.
10 Place combustible patio furniture inside or at least 30 feet away from structure.
11 Connect garden hoses to outside taps and sprinklers.
4 Hours - 6 Hours
12 If available, set up portable gasoline powered pump.
13 Record your belongings to help with the insurance and recovery process. Take photos of every room, closet, and storage area.
14 If combustible materials are present, place lawn sprinklers on the roof and near above-ground fuel tanks. Wet down these areas but Do Not leave sprinklers unattended; turn off when you leave your home.
15 Rake a line of bare soil around any structures and wooden fences. Wet or remove shrubs within 30 feet of home. 
16 Seal attic and ground vents with pre-cut plywood or heavy aluminum foil.
17 Plug the rain gutter downspouts (e.g., with ziplock bag 1/2 full of sand or dirt) and fill the gutters with water.
18 Protect water sources - wet down pump house, clear flammable vegetation way from supply infrastructure. Fill garbage cans and buckets with water and place in front of house.
19 Implement evacuation of livestock.

* Guide adapted from Nevada County, (2019) Fire Season Guide

Current Wildfire Condition

  This map displays fire perimeter and MODIS hot spot data. Fire perimeter data is displayed as a contiguous shaded polygon and represents the active perimeter, but are generally only updated every 12 hours. MODIS thermal activity data shows “hot spots” where areas of high temperature are detected by satellite. MODIS data look like dots across a landscape, and vary in color depending on how recently they were detected.

Map Source: Cal Office of Emergency Services. For additional information, visit: Current Fire Information.

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