The Zogg Fire continued to burn in Shasta County overnight as firefighters battle the more than 7,000 acres blaze. The fire has burned dozens of homes in Igo and Ono along Platina Road, but the final number has not yet been released. Just before 4 am Monday morning, Redding Police Department assured that there is “no immediate threat to Redding.”
The fire quickly grew to 7,000 acres just west of Redding by Sunday night, but that number will surely be much larger when fire officials provide their morning update. Firefighters spent the night protecting homes as the fire moved south, extending from the area just south of Whiskeytown all the way down to Gas Point Road to the west of Happy Valley.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has urged nearby residents to heed evacuation order for the protection of themselves and fire officials.
“It is not safe, for you or the first responders working on the fire, for you to enter closed areas to view the fire. Even if you think you are far enough away, emergency personnel are constantly coming and going on those roads responding to this emergency,” wrote the sheriff in a Facebook post.
While the exact growth of the fire is unknown, reports show that there was a recent hard closure of Highway 36 at Bowman Road, which would place the fire just west of the towns of Anderson, Happy Valley, Cottonwood and Red Bluff. Mapping shows the fire is moving southwest near Gas Point Road:
Here are the current mandatory evacuation orders:
- All areas south of South Fork Rd & Zogg Mine Rd.
- South along Gas Point corridor including all residents along Gas Point Rd. to Foster Dr. Platina Rd west to Tehama Co. line.
- Residents evacuate east bound HWY 36 to collection point at Holiday Market on Gas Point Rd Cottonwood
We will continue to update the situation as more information is made available.