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Fire Information Update – 

October 5, 2020 – Due to the success of the firefighters and emergency services personnel maintaining the Zogg Fire, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is open to boating and lake-based recreation including the southeast side of the park Brandy Creek Beach, Marina and RV Campground, according to its website.

Additionally, the United States Forest Service increased access to National Forests in California and all seven National Forests in the Shasta-Cascade region are open to varying degrees. All campfires, stove fires and outdoor BBQs are prohibited through Oct. 8.

Shasta-Trinity NF: OPEN; Propane and gas stoves are permitted on developed recreation sites.
Lassen NF: OPEN with restrictions to the North Complex fire area. Propane and gas stoves are permitted on developed recreation sites.
Plumas NF: OPEN with restricted areas; Propane and gas stoves are permitted on developed recreation sites.
Modoc NF: OPEN, campfires  prohibited.
Six Rivers NF: OPEN, fire restricted areas remain closed (August Complex-North Zone on Mad River Ranger District, Slater Fire in the Gasquet Ranger District, and Red Salmon Complex near Orleans/Ukonom and Lower Trinity ranger districts). Propane and gas stoves are permitted on developed recreation sites.
Mendocino NF: OPEN, fire restricted areas for the August Complex remain closed.
Klamath NF: OPEN with restricted areas, roads, and trails around the Slater, Devil, Red-Salmon, and Fox fires closed until Oct. 31. Propane and gas stoves are permitted on developed recreation sites.
As firefighters continue to make strides in wildfires throughout the state, the Redding Visitors Bureau and Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association (SCWA) applaud the amazing efforts of first responders. To view USDA Forest Service recreation sites, 
click here.

Those seeking more information on the current situation in Shasta County may refer to below list of resources. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates:

Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters: 3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, CA 96002 | (530) 226-2500
Air Quality Index (AQI) - 
AirNow -- Redding, CA
Shasta Lake Ranger Station: (530) 275-1587
Cal Fire: 
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Shasta County Sheriff’s Office: 
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For fire info, call Shasta County Fire Department: 530-225-2510.


Sept. 9, 2020 

The Bear Fire in Butte County, part of the North Complex fires, is active and evacuation warnings have been issued in Oroville, Paradise, and Concow. Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association, the official tourism marketing organization for the Shasta Cascade region of UpState CA, greatly appreciates the outstanding support received from the emergency service response teams which have done an outstanding job. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the wildfires.

According to Cal Fire as of 10:45 a.m., the North Complex burned 254,000 acres and is 38% contained. As of 10 a.m., the Bear Fire burned 60,000 acres and is 0% contained in Butte County.

Lassen Volcanic National Park implements Fire Restriction and Early Closure of Outlying Campgrounds. Campfires and open flames are prohibited park-wide beginning September 10th at 5 pm. In further effort to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires, the park will close Butte Lake, Warner Valley, and Juniper Lake campgrounds for the remainder of the summer/fall season. The early closure begins Monday, September 14 at noon. For additional park information - https://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm

The health and safety of our neighbors and visitors is our top concern and we want to ensure our community and those visiting the area have the most up-to-date information, in accordance with the appropriate authority’s direction.

Visitors who are in the area may refer to this list of resources, which can provide additional information on the situation.

For fire info, call the Cal Fire Public Information line at 530-538-7826 or check the Cal Fire website.

Check Explore Butte County for visitor information and resources. Those interested in overnight accommodations in Butte County can go to https://www.explorebuttecounty.com/stay. Temporary evacuation point has been set up at the Butte County Fairgrounds at 199 East Hazel Street in Gridley.

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