GENERAL FIRE INFORMATION:
(Last updated 9/30/20, 10:31 pm)
As of 8am on Monday, 09/14/20, Tehama County Sheriff’s evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted for the east side of the Elkhorn Fire (Red Bank area, west of Red Bluff). There are no more evacuation orders or warnings in Tehama County. The only road closures in place are for Forest Service roads. Civilians who do not live in the area are still encouraged to remain out of the area as firefighting equipment is still moving around and the roads are very narrow.
Fire Information Line – 530-628-0039.
Please note the change in command regarding Tehama County fires effective 9/9/20 from CAL FIRE Team 4 to California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (CIIMT). Team 5 assumed responsibility for the Elkhorn, Hopkins, Vinegar and Willow Fires. Incident Management Team 1 (Southern Area Blue Team) remains in command of the August Complex. CAL FIRE resources remain to assist the incidents with resources.
For official information, please view:
- August Complex Fires: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6983
- Shasta-Trinity National Forest Twitter: twitter.com/ShastaTrinityNF
- Shasta-Trinity National Forest Facebook: www.facebook.com/ShastaTrinityNF/
- Mendocino National Forest Facebook: www.facebook.com/MendocinoNF
- CALFIRE Website: www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/19/buttetehamaglenn-lightning-complex-tehamaglenn-zone
- Please see: fires.airfire.org/outlooks/NorthernCentralValley
FOREST CLOSURE ORDERS:
SIGN UP FOR ALERTS:
- TehamaAlert Emergency Alert System: Public safety agencies encourage Tehama County residents to register your cell phone so that you can be notified of an emergency situation, such as for evacuations during a fire. (Landlines are automatically notified, but cell phones are not – until you register.) To sign up for TehamaAlert notifications, go to https://bit.ly/3e2viko. You can also sign up by texting the word “SHASTA911” to the number 99411 to receive a mobile link on your cell phone.
What to bring with you when you evacuate (time permitting):
- Your identification
- Your medications/prescriptions
- Any important documents you might have or need (birth certificates, marriage certificates, insurance policies etc.)
- Any emergency supplies you need, including food and water for a minimum of three days
- Clothes and toiletries
- Pets and pet supplies
FIRE SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE:
- American Red Cross: People who find themselves displaced or evacuated from their homes due to the fire should first contact the Red Cross. The Red Cross will help set up a claim and direct to programs that can help in this time of need. Call 800-733-2767 (800-REDCROSS).
- American Red Cross Safe and Well Website: Those who have been displaced from their homes are encouraged to register at: safeandwell.communityos.org. This Website is a way for people affected by a disaster to enter information regarding their welfare so that family and friends can check their status.
- United Policy Holders: If your home is damaged or destroyed, they provide guidance on insurance, clean up and professional claim, construction and legal services to help you get started on the road to recovery and make good decisions or repairing or rebuilding or replacing your home. Go to: www.uphelp.org/blog/august-2020-lightning-complex-wildfires-ca