Cal Fire has reduced the official acreage of the Clover Fire from 7,400 reported this morning to 6,795 as of 6:45 p.m. this evening, a reduction of over 600 acres. The fire is still 40% contained. Cal Fire contributes the reduction in acreage to better mapping capabilities, indicating the size reported last night and this morning was based on established fire lines.
Cal Fire also stated there have been no more homes or structures damaged or destroyed. So far, the Clover Fire has destroyed 80 structures in the Happy Valley/Igo area to the southwest of Redding, 30 of which were residences. An additional 30 structures have been damaged. The fire continues to threaten nearly 300 homes. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Clover Fire began at approximately 12:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon just off of Clear Creek Road and Cloverdale Road. The fire was initially reported at 500 acres, but more than doubled in size in just under two hours.
All of the previously established evacuations and road closures are still in place. Those evacuations include:
Clear Creek Road and Cloverdale Road
*Everything southwest to Gas Point Road and Small Farms and Marsha Way
*Gas Point Road and Happy Valley Road
*Small Farms track south to Black Pine Road
*Cloverdale from Clear Creek to Oak
*Oak to Palm.
At the request of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, the Red Cross evacuation shelter will relocate this evening effective at 7 p.m. The new site is closer to the affected homes and will be easier to access from the Igo and Ono area. The new shelter is at the Igo/Ono Community Church at 6287 Placer Road in Igo.