Fire crews battling Fawn Fire as winds calm Friday

Firefighters are making good progress on the Fawn Fire that has burned more than 5,800 acres.

Posted: Sep 24, 2021 8:19 AM
Updated: Sep 24, 2021 8:41 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Firefighters continue to rush for full containment on the Fawn Fire in Shasta County.

Up Bear Mountain Rd., fire crews are making their way to the head of the fire.

The wind blew the fire from 50 acres to more than 5,000 acres within a 24-hour time span.

CAL FIRE said Friday’s winds are not expected to be as bad as Thursday’s, hopefully giving firefighters a chance to get some more containment.

“Hopefully, firefighters can get up close to fight this fire and get a lot of work done. I did not expect the fire to look so good at 7 o’clock last night," said CAL FIRE Spokesman Scott Ross.

Several trees on Bear Mountain Rd were torched and most fields are blackened.

RELATED: Fawn Fire containment increases as fire approaches 5,900 acres

The fire is burning within the 2019 Mountain Fire burn scar.

“The brush grows back relatively quickly, it might not have the intensity,” Ross said.

The area where the Fawn Fire is will continue to be a concern after firefighters.

One firefighter Action News Now spoke with said he was working on the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County and has not had more than one day off.

The fire has been relatively calm Friday morning and firefighters have not seen any significant flare-ups.

The fire has not jumped Interstate-5 and is still burning to its east.

The damage assessment team will begin on Friday. 

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