Mountain Fire

Shasta County Last Update: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:39 p.m. PDT

Acres burned
Aug 9
Started (2016)
Mountain Fire
Structures Destroyed

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July 30, 2013 7:51 p.m. PDT

The Mountain fire was 100 percent contained by 6 p.m. on July 30, though areas within the perimeter continued to smolder, according to fire officials. A special response team was assessing the fire damage to determine any next steps, which could include stabilizing the soil, controlling the movement of water and debris, and reducing further threats to human health and property.

July 25, 2013 7:04 p.m. PDT

The Mountain Fire that burned over 27,000 acres and caused the evacuations of Idyllwild and Fern Valley communities was caused by an electrical equipment failure on private property, CalFire investigators reported Thursday.

July 21, 2013 10:46 a.m. PDT

Riverside fire officials say they are lifting evacuation orders for the communities of Idyllwild and Fern Valley as of 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

July 19, 2013 11:47 a.m. PDT

A new evacuation order was issued for the Pine Cove area late Friday morning. The Mountain Fire has scorched 24,818 acres, and tribal officials from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have said at least a quarter of that land was on their reservation.

July 18, 2013 3:12 p.m. PDT

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Jeanne Pincha-Tulley of the U.S. Forest Service said the fire is thought to have been started by humans. The exact cause is still under investigation.

July 18, 2013 1:58 p.m. PDT

The 22,800-acre Mountain Fire was human-caused, though investigators are still looking into the exact cause, Incident Commander Jeanne Pincha-Tulley said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

July 18, 2013 8:32 a.m. PDT

A US Fire Service spokesperson told KPCC the Mountain Fire has now reached over 19,000 acres, and is still only 15 percent contained. USFS Spokeswoman Norma Bailey said the evacuations ordered earlier in the day for communities east of Route 243 were caused by a shift in the nature and direction of the blaze.

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Aug. 9, 2016 5:26 p.m. PDT


Our Redding fire crews released from #MountainFire in Shasta County west of Redding. Strong work by all our law, fire, EMS, and Red Cross.