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Elkhorn Fire burning west of Red Bluff 55% contained

The Elkhorn Fire started 28 miles west of Red Bluff in Tehama County.

Posted: Aug 19, 2020 9:54 AM
Updated: Sep 8, 2020 9:58 AM

TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - The Elkhorn Fire is currently 50,126 acres and 55% contained, it started 28 miles west of Red Bluff in Tehama County. The Ivory/Doe Fire is 305,673 acres and is 23% contained (Please see the story about the August Complex Fire in the Mendocino National Forest for more on fighting the Doe Fire)

Some evacuations orders have been changed and lifted in the Tehama/Glenn Complex, as of Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.

Currently, 1,856 personnel are involved in firefighting and administration.

Saturday evening the last regularly scheduled press conference was posted on the Facebook page of the Tehama-Glenn Unit of CAL FIRE. It is embedded at the bottom of this story.

The Tehama County Transportation Commission has released an interactive map that shows fire perimeters and locations of road closures, evacuation orders, and shelter locations. CLICK HERE to access the new interactive map.


Zone A: All areas south of Pettyjohn Rd. to the Mendocino National Forest boundary, east of the Mendocino National Forest boundary to Mary Ellen Place, north to Cobb Flat and south to the Mendocino National Forest Boundary.

Zone C-1: An Evacuation Order has been issued for all areas north of Pettyjohn Road to Wells Creek, east of the Shasta Trinity National Forest Boundary and west of Weemasoul Road/Halley Grade

Zone Q: All areas north of Raglin Ridge Road/Forest Road 23N27, west of the Mendocino National Forest Boundary, east of the Zone B boundary and south of Forest Road 25N01/ Forest Road M22


  • Zone B: All areas south of Lanyan Trail to Brown Place, west to the Mendocino National Forest boundary, north to Mary Ellen Page and east to Bluedoor Flat/Red Bank Road/County Rd. 80. (This is outside of the fire perimeter)
  • All Mendocino County Areas within the Mendocino National Forest north of Hull Mountain
  • Zone C-2: The evacuation order has been reduced to an Evacuation Warning for all areas north of Wells Creek to Hwy 36, east of the Shasta Trinity National Forest boundary and west of Weemasoul Road/Halley Grade


County Rd. 200 west of 306 will remain closed to non-resident traffic at this time. Public Works will remove the restrictions on the western roadways once assessed and any hazards are removed.


Shasta-Trinity National Forest officials have issued a Forest Closure Order for the area of the Elkhorn Fire which is now burning in the southern portion of the forest. This closure order closes the portion of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest south of Highway 36 and east of Forest Road 30 (No. 29N30) for public safety.

The closure prohibits public entry to the area, its roads, and trails. The closure area includes Forest Roads 30, 35, 45, and their spurs, Post Creek Lookout, and Basin Gulch, White Rock, and Tomhead Saddle Campgrounds. Trailheads within the closure area include Stuart Gap, West Low Gap, Rat Trap Gap and Tomhead Saddle.

This Order is effective from August 23, 2020, until the Elkhorn Fire is declared out.

Elkhorn Fire Map Sept. 8, 2020
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We have beautiful weather around northern California right now, but it will get a lot more unsettled this weekend as a storm moves overhead. We can expect gusty wind, a big cooldown, and areas of light to moderate rain.
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