After a full day of speculation as to the size of Shasta County’s Zogg Fire, Cal Fire has confirmed that the fire currently sits at 31,237 acres. The wildfire, sitting just south of Whiskeytown Lake, has already destroyed 146 structures and claimed three lives. There are still 1,538 structures threatened by the flames with no current containment.
Photos online show a fire still raging on Monday night:
The fire began on Sunday afternoon in the areas of Igo and Ono, swiftly taking out many homes in the area as residents fled the flames. The fire sat close to the burn scar of the Carr Fire and Whiskeytown Lake was closed Monday and air crews were scooping up water and dropping it on the fire all day.
Here are the vitals of the Zogg Fire:
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.
Here are the current evacuation orders as of 8 pm Monday night:
- From the fire line east to Placer and Texas Springs roads. This includes all residences to the south and north side of Placer Road to Texas Springs Road.
- All areas south of South Fork Road & Zogg Mine Road. South along Gas Point corridor, including all residents along Gas Point Road to Foster Drive.
- Platina Road west to the Tehama County line.
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine