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Shasta County Board of Supervisors hold special meeting for Fawn Fire

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REDDING, Calif. - While forward progress stopped on the Fawn Fire, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting today because of it.

The special meeting was held virtually. Supervisors got an update from both CAL FIRE and the Sheriff’s office.

The meeting focused on the ongoing firefighting and repopulation efforts.

“As you can imagine we can't let people back into their homes until we can ensure that all hazards have been mitigated and power has been restored,” said Chief Bret Gouvea with CAL FIRE’s Shasta Trinity unit.

“We work really close with the [Shasta County Sheriff’s Office], CHP, and in this case Redding Police.”

At the special meeting, CAL FIRE said a damage assessment map went live on Monday. The map allows people to see buildings in the fire zone. It also shows buildings that have been saved or destroyed.

“Damage assessment is ongoing. We're currently at 68% complete, that number even be a little bit higher now that I’m speaking with you,” said Gouvea.

“That was this morning's number. But I’m anticipating about a day or day and a half to have that 100% complete.”

At the meeting, Sheriff Michael Johnson also addressed concerns about looters.

“With any of these incidents, where we have evacuations, looting is always the number one problem,” said Sheriff Johnson.

“Interestingly enough on this incident, we had the biggest problem with looting outside of these areas that were actually evacuated. It was more of those buffer zones. “

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