Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko has declared a local emergency for the Clover Fire incident. The declaration will go before the Shasta County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 17 for ratification. If ratified, the declaration will go to the California State Office of Emergency Services and the Board may request a declaration by Governor Brown. The Governor’s declaration may bring resources and services from the state for the county and its citizens.
As of this morning, The Clover Fire has consumed nearly 8,000 acres and is currently 65% contained. The fire has destroyed 68 homes and 128 outbuildings. A fatality was also confirmed by both Cal Fire and the Sheriff's Department yesterday, the victim was identified as 56-year-old Brian Henry.
Cal Fire did open Clear Creek Road and Cloverdale Road to residents only this morning. Law enforcement is requiring residents to provide proof of residency to get past the check point for security reasons (either a driver’s license or another document proving residency). Dale Lane to the south of Cloverdale Road is still closed. Cal Fire also plans on opening southern access to Lower Gas Point Road to residents around 4 p.m.