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As Carr Fire Burns Near Trinity County, Some Lewiston Residents on Alert

While the Carr Fire has been mostly contained in the Redding area it’s still burning in other parts of Shasta and Trinity Counties Friday.

Posted: Aug 3, 2018 5:41 PM

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - While the Carr Fire has been mostly contained in the Redding area it’s still burning in other parts of Shasta and Trinity Counties Friday.


Concerned Lewiston residents have been reaching out to Action News Now with questions about the Carr Fire.


Firefighters took advantage of clear skies and attacked the fire burning east of Lewiston heavily from the sky.


Cal Fire Public Information Officer Brice Bennett says while the smoke from the fire looks ominous shifting wind conditions could play in the town’s favor.


“We are expecting the winds to come from the north and push the fire towards the south, which is beneficial to Lewiston. It also pushes the fire back on its edge on itself here on this edge. On the southern edge, however, with northern winds, it will try and expand the fire. So a lot of our focus is on the southern edge today to make sure we don't get that fire blowing through our lines,” Bennett said.


While containment lines look promising Bennett stresses that conditions can always change at a moment’s notice.


He says that’s not expected to happen.


But if it does, they have dozens of engines and crews on the ground to stop any spot fires right away.

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Chico
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 77° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
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Paradise
Scattered Clouds
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Chester
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Willows
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One more warm day on Monday then cooler weather ahead with some clouds and mountain showers possible. Also high fire danger this week.
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