The fast moving Zogg Fire exploded in size Sunday and has forced evacuations in both Shasta and Tehama Counties. The wind driven fire broke out around 3PM and within an hour grew to over 400 acres. By nightfall it had grown to over 7000 acres and drove residents from their homes. As of 7AM Monday the fire has grown to over 15,000 acres. Many residents were forced to leave quickly and some were even trapped by the quick moving blaze. A number of roads are closed including,
-Highway 36 @ Bowman Road
-Diggins Way @ Placer Road
-Gaspoint Road @ Foster Road
-Clear Creek Road @ Cloverdale Road
The fire is currently burning to the south, towards Platina, with no containment. Just after 6AM Monday the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department has issued a mandatory evacuation of Muletown Road, from Placer Road to north of Kanaka Lane, and all roads off of Muletown Road. Mandatory evacuations have also been issued for Diggins Way south of Placer Road and all roads off of Diggins Way. An evacuation order is in place for all areas south of South Fork Road & Zogg Mine Road. Evacuations are in place for areas south along the Gas Point Corridor including all residents along Gas Point Road from Clear Creek Road to Foster Drive. There are also evacuations for Platina Road from Gas Point Road west to the Tehama County line. Crews are bracing for the fire to enter Trinity County. Here is a list of evacuations for Tehama County.
-The area of Highway 36 at Bowman Road and all areas west to the Shasta County line
-The area west of Highway 36 to Cannon Road and everything west of Cannon Road
-Cannon Road to Ranch Road West
-Lowery Road at Johnson Road and areas to the west
-Hess Road to Johnson and areas west
-Reeds Creek Road at Blossom Road West
-Kakis Trail at Highway 36
Igo Ono Elementary and schools in the Happy Valley School District are closed Monday. A temporary evacuation center has been setup for residents at the Holiday Market in Cottonwood. Animal evacuation sites are set up at the Cottonwood Rodeo Grounds & Haven Humane. Contact SHASCOM at 245-6540 for assistance. The sheriffs office is asking residents to stay out of the fire zone and is urging residents to heed to the mandatory evacuations. Crews are bracing for additional fire activity as the weather service has a red flag fire warning until 9PM Monday.