Gold Fire 95 percent contained Monday

UPDATE: The Gold Fire, south of Adin, burned 22,634 acres and was 95 percent contained Monday morning, Aug. 3.

All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.

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UPDATE:  CalFire issued a Gold Fire Incident update at 7 a.m. Friday, July 31. All containment lines are hold and minimal fire activity was observed overnight.

The Evacuation Warning for Zone B-2, the area inside and outside the fire perimeter south of Butte Creek Road extending northeast to Long Hill Road/39N08D, west of Spooner Road, east of Highway 36 and north of Termo Grasshopper Road has been lifted.

Zone G — The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area north of Ash Valley Road to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County Line and west to Highway 139.

Zone H-1 — The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area north of Ash Valley Road at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line and west to Rail Canyon.

The Gold Fire has burned 21,870 acres and is 80 percent contained. In all 25 structures were threatened, and 13 were destroyed and five were damaged.

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UPDATE: The Evacuation Order for the area outside the fire perimeter south of Butte Creek Road extending northeast to Long Hill Road/39N08D, west of Spooner Road, east of Highway 36 and north of Termo Grasshopper Road has been reduced to an Evacuation Warning.

Ash Valley Road at Rail Canyon, Ash Valley Road at Richelieu Road and Forest Service Road 38N04 at Highway 139 remain closed.

UPDATE 8 a.m. Thursday, July 30: The Gold Fire, which has destroyed 13 structures and damaged five others south of Adin, remains at 21,870 acres and is 75 percent contained Thursday morning.

“All containment lines on the fire are holding. Today, crews will continue to reinforce and patrol these lines, and extinguish hot spots within the fire perimeter. Critically low humidities and potential for gusty winds could bring increased fire behavior during the afternoon,” read the morning update.

Evacuation Orders
Zone B-2 – Area south of Butte Creek Rd. extending northeast to Long Hill Rd/39N08D, west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.
Zone G – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.
Zone H-1 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line, and west to Rail Canyon.

Evacuation Warnings
Zone I – Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5.
Zone J- Area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Rd. north to Rail Canyon, east to Canyon Rd., and south to the Lassen/Modoc County line.

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EVACUATION UPDATE: The Gold Fire Evacuation Warnings have been lifted as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28.

            Zone C — The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the areas west of Highway 139, south of Haydenhill Road, east of Anderson Ranch Road/Dixie Valley Road and north of Long Flat Rd.

Zone D-1 — The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area of Ash Valley Road at Williams Road south to Mallard Drive west to Prairie Rd south to Termo Grasshopper Road, and west on Termo Grasshopper Road to Spooner Road and north to Ash Valley Road.

            Zone F-2 — The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area south of Lonkey Hill from Highway 139 west to U.S. Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Road, and north of Haydenhill Road.

The following road closures remain in place: Ash Valley Road at Rail Canyon, Ash Valley Road at Williams Road and Forest Service Road 38N04 at Highway 139.

According to a 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 28 update, the fire has burned 21,870 acres and is 65 percent contained.

Due to a break in the weather, fire crews are improving fire lines and extinguishing burning material within the fire’s perimeter. Several cultural and sensitive resources remain threatened.

In all, 170 engines, 45 water tenders, 19 helicopters, 46 hand crews, 46 dozers, numerous aircraft and a total of 2,142 personnel have battled the blaze.

The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. Remember to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, call 911.

To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit: readyforwildfire.org.

UPDATE 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 28: The Gold Fire, south of Adin, remains at 21,870 acres and is 65 percent contained Tuesday morning.

The wildfire destroyed 13 structures, damaged five others and there are three reported firefighter injuries.

“Today, a brief break in weather is expected and firefighters will take advantage of the opportunity to aggressively improve fire lines and extinguish burning material within the fire perimeter. Gusty afternoon winds and dry conditions are still a possibility in the afternoon hours, building through the week,” read the morning update.

Evacuation Orders

• Zone B – Areas south of Ash Valley Rd., west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.
• Zone G – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.
• Zone H-1 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line, and west to Rail Canyon.

Evacuation warnings

•Zone C – Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Hayden Hill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.
•Zone D-1 – Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr., west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd., and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd. to Spooner Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.

•Zone F-2 – Area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Rd, and north of Haydenhill Rd.
•Zone H-2 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County line and west to Knox Mountain.
•Zone I – Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5.
•Zone J- Area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Rd. north to Rail Canyon, east to Canyon Rd., and south to the Lassen/Modoc County line.

Road Closures

Ash Valley Road at Rail Canyon
Ash Valley Road west of Williams Rd.
Forest Service Rd. 38N04 at HWY 139

The fire started Monday, July 20, and the cause is under investigation.

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UPDATE 7:50 p.m. Monday, July 27: The Gold Fire, which has destroyed 13 buildings and damaged five remains at 21,870 acres and is 60 percent contained Monday evening, according to the incident update.

“Today, a few thunderstorms entered the fire area and firefighters were able to main the current acreage as well as increasing the containment from this mornings update. Tomorrow’s weather is expected to transition to a drier air mass before the area experiences low humidity’s and gusty winds by mid-week. Firefighters on the ground and in the air will continue to work diligently ahead of this changing weather pattern,” read the report.

“pattern. The incident continues to burn in areas that include private residences as well as ranch and commercial operations. Several cultural resources remain threatened including the spotted owl habitat. Damage assessment teams are continuing to finalize the inspection of the fire area,” the update continued.

Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place.

 

UPDATE 7:50 a.m. Monday, July 27: More than 2,000 personnel are tackling the Gold Fire, and as of Monday morning, the blaze had burned 21,870 acres and was 55 percent contained.

There are 13 structures reported destroyed and five structures damaged, according to the incident update.

“As thunder cells continue to develop in the area and the potential for high winds, crew will focus on strengthening and building containment lines. Over the next 48 hours the potential for Red Flag conditions in the fire area may exist,” read the update.

Evacuation Orders

• Zone B – Areas south of Ash Valley Rd., west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.
• Zone G – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.
• Zone H-1 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line, and west to Rail Canyon.

Evacuation warnings

•Zone C – Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Hayden Hill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.
•Zone D-1 – Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr., west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd., and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd. to Spooner Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.

•Zone F-2 – Area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Rd, and north of Haydenhill Rd.
•Zone H-2 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County line and west to Knox Mountain.
•Zone I – Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5.
•Zone J- Area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Rd. north to Rail Canyon, east to Canyon Rd., and south to the Lassen/Modoc County line.

Road Closures

Ash Valley Road at Rail Canyon
Ash Valley Road west of Williams Rd.
Forest Service Rd. 38N04 at HWY 139

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UPDATE 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25: The Saturday evening update from the Gold Fire Unified command has the fire at 21,643 acres and 45 percent containment.

There have been 8 reported structures destroyed.

“Today, firefighters worked to construct direct and indirect fire line with the support of air resources. Fire intensity continues to increase in the late afternoon. Thunderstorms are likely again on Sunday through Monday. The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. There is still a threat of fires from previous lightning strikes. The Damage Inspection Team continued surveying the fire area, accounting for over 50 percent of structures in the fire area,” read the evening report.

Evacuation Orders
Zone B – Areas south of Ash Valley Rd., west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.
Zone D-1 – Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd,. south to Mallard Dr., west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd., and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd. to Spooner Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.
Zone G – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.
Zone H-1 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line, and west to Rail Canyon.

Evacuation Warnings
Zone C – Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Hayden Hill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.
Zone D-2 – Area south of Ash Valley Rd at US-395 west to Williams Rd, south to Mallard Dr, west to Prairie Rd, south to Termo Grasshopper Rd. and east to US-395.
Zone E – Areas west of Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. , south to Gleghorn Rd., and east of Slate Creek Rd.
Zone F-2 – Area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Rd, and north of Haydenhill Rd.
Zone H-2 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County line and west to Knox Mountain.
Zone I – Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5.
Zone J- Area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Rd. north to Rail Canyon, east to Canyon Rd., and south to the Lassen/Modoc County line.

The Zone A evacuation warning has been lifted for all residents along Hwy 139
from Susanville Rd. (A-2), south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.

Road closures

Ash Valley Road at Rail Canyon
Ash Valley Road west of Williams Rd.

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UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Saturday: The Gold Fire unified command released evacuation updates Saturday:

Zone A- The Zone A Evacuation Order will be reduced to an Evacuation Warning for all residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.

Hwy 139 will have escorts running from Mile Post Marker (MPM) 51 to Mile Post Marker (MPM) 55. Expect 30 minute delays.

Zone C- The Evacuation Order issued for the areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Rd, east of Anderson Ranch Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Rd. has been reduced to an Evacuation Warning.

UPDATE 8 a.m. Saturday, July 25: The Gold Fire, which started Monday, July 20 south of Adin, has burned 21,000 acres and is 40 percent contained, according to the Saturday morning Cal Fire update. Seven structures are reported destroyed in the update. There have been two reported firefighter injuries.

“Overnight Firefighter took advantage of milder conditions to build and reinforce fire control lines. Drier westerly flow continues to influence the fire area. Gusty afternoon winds and lower relative humidities are expected through Saturday. Fire intensity continues to increase in the late afternoon,” read the update.

Evacuation orders, warnings and road closures remain in place.

Evacuation Orders
•Zone A – All residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo
Grasshopper Rd.
•Zone B – Areas south of Ash Valley Rd. west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and
north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.
•Zone C – Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Hayden Hill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch
Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.
•Zone D-1 – Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr. west to Prairie Rd.
south to Termo Grass Hopper Rd, and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd to Spooner
Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.
•Zone G – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line to west Highway 139

•Zone H-1 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc
County Line and west to Rail Canyon.

Evacuation Warnings
•Zone D-2 – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area south of Ash
Valley Rd at US-395 west to Williams Rd, south to Mallard Dr, west to Prairie Rd,
south to Termo Grasshopper Rd. and east to US-395.
•Zone E – Areas west of Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. south to Gleghorn Rd.
and east of Slate Creek Rd.
•Zone F-2 – Area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road
54/McClelland Rd, and north of Haydenhill Rd.
•Zone H-2 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County Line
and west to Knox Mountain.
•Zone I – Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5.
•Zone J- Area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Rd. north to
Rail Canyon, east to W. Messenger, south to Ash Valley Rd. and south to the
Lassen/Modoc County line.

The Evacuation Order on Butte Creek Road and West Butte Road has been
reduced to an Evacuation Warning.

Those needing shelter should call the Lassen County Emergency Shelter at (530) 250-9088.

Road Closures

•Hwy 139 is closed at Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper.

•Hwy 139 at Butte Creek Road
•Ash Valley Road at Rail Canyon

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UPDATE 7:35 p.m. Friday, July 24: The Gold Fire, which started Monday, July 20 south of Adin, continues to prompt evacuations Friday. By the Friday evening update, 20,000 acres have burned and the fire is 35 percent contained. Seven structures are reported destroyed in the update. There have been two reported firefighter injuries.

Evacuation Orders (Immediate threat to life. A lawful order to leave now, the area is closed to public access):
•Zone A – All residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo
Grasshopper Rd.
•Zone B – Areas south of Ash Valley Rd. west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and
north of Termo Grasshopper Rd.
•Zone C – Areas west of Hwy 139, south of Hayden Hill Rd., east of Anderson Ranch
Rd/Dixie Valley Rd and north of Long Flat Road.
•Zone D-1 – Ash Valley Rd at Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr. west to Prairie Rd.
south to Termo Grass Hopper Rd, and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd to Spooner
Rd and north to Ash Valley Rd.
•Zone G – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line to west Highway 139

•Zone H-1 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc
County Line and west to Rail Canyon.

Evacuation Warnings (Potential threat to life and property. Those who require
additional time to evacuate or have pets/livestock should leave now):
•Zone D-2 – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area south of Ash
Valley Rd at US-395 west to Williams Rd, south to Mallard Dr, west to Prairie Rd,
south to Termo Grasshopper Rd. and east to US-395.
•Zone E – Areas west of Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. south to Gleghorn Rd.
and east of Slate Creek Rd.
•Zone F-2 – Area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road
54/McClelland Rd, and north of Haydenhill Rd.
•Zone H-2 – Area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County Line
and west to Knox Mountain.
•Zone I – Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5.
•Zone J- Area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Rd. north to
Rail Canyon, east to W. Messenger, south to Ash Valley Rd. and south to the
Lassen/Modoc County line.

The Evacuation Order on Butte Creek Road and West Butte Road has been
reduced to an Evacuation Warning.

Those needing shelter should call the Lassen County Emergency Shelter at (530) 250-9088.

Road Closures

•Hwy 139 is closed at Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper.

•Hwy 139 at Butte Creek Road
•Ash Valley Road at Rail Canyon

According to the evening update, “Drier westerly flow continues to influence the fire area. Gusty afternoon winds and
lower relative humidity are expected through Saturday. Fire intensity continues to increase in the late afternoon. Updated evacuation orders and warnings were issued.

“The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. There is still a threat of fires from previous lightning strikes.

“The Damage Inspection Team will continue surveying the fire area tomorrow.”

There are almost 1,500 personnel working the blaze.

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UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Friday: The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office issued new mandatory evacuations Friday evening for residents around the Gold Fire.

This map, shared by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, shows the evacuation zones around the Gold Fire.

Zone D – 1: Effective immediately, a mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for Ash Valley Rd. at Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr. west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd. and west on Termo Grasshopper Rd. to Spooner Rd. and north to Ash Valley Rd.

People need to leave the evacuation area. Please be courteous to your neighbors and use caution due to first responders in the area. A shelter has been established at the Lassen Community College dorms. Shelter number (530)250-9088.

Zone D – 2: An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area south of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 west to Williams Rd. south to Mallard Dr. west to Prairie Rd. south to Termo Grasshopper Rd. and east to US-395.

Zone J — An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area north of the Lassen/Modoc County line from Knox Flat Road north to Rail Canyon, east to Canyon Road and south to the Lassen/Modoc County line.

People with special needs, who will need help evacuating, should call (530)257-6121 and let us know what assistance you will need. Gather valuables, animals, important papers, medication, etc. and be ready to leave. Deputies are going door to door in the area to notify residents.

UPDATE 4:14 p.m. Friday: The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office shared Gold Fire evacuation updates Friday afternoon.

Zone B – The Evacuation Order on Butte Creek Rd. and West Butte Rd. has been reduced to an Evacuation Warning.

Zone F-1 – The Evacuation Warning has been lifted for the area south of Susanville Rd. (A-2) from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Rd., and north of Lonkey Hill.

Zone F-2 – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area south of Lonkey Hill from Hwy 139 west to US Forest Service Road 54/McClelland Rd. and north of Hayden Hill Rd.

SAFETY MESSAGE – The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and Surprise Valley Electric would like to remind residents upon returning home that electrical power has been restored to your area. However, you may need to turn on the breaker switch.

If you are not comfortable with completing this task or have other safety concerns please contact Surprise Valley Electric for assistance, at (530) 233-3511.

If you see other potential safety issues in the area please contact the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office on the non-emergency line at, (530) 257-6121. The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

 

UPDATE 8 a.m. Friday: The Gold Fire off of Highway 139 and County Rd. A-2, south of Adin is 19,000 acres and 35 percent contained Friday morning, July 24. Seven structures have been reported destroyed, according to the update.

GOLD FIRE INCIDENT EVACUATION UPDATES

  • Zone G – An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. to Rail Canyon north to the Modoc County line and west to Hwy 139.
  • Zone H-1 – An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. at Knox Mountain north to the Modoc County Line and west to Rail Canyon.
  • Zone H-2 – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area north of Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 north to the Modoc County Line and west to Knox Mountain.
  • Zone I – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for all residents in the Cal Pines Upper Hill units 4 and 5. and all areas within the boundaries of the intersection of California Pines Blvd (71) and Canyon Creek Rd. south to Alpine Rd. west Manzanita Mountain and east to Woodward Rd.

“Fire intensity increased from late yesterday afternoon until late evening and moderated overnight. Additional evacuation orders and warnings were issued (see Zones G, H-1, H-2 and I below). Today, crews will continue to construct and reinforce fire containment lines. The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. With continued active afternoon fire behavior, the upper Cal Pines area may be threatened in this time period. There is still a threat of fires from previous lightning strikes. The Damage Inspection Team will continue surveying the fire area today,” read the Friday morning incident report.

 

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UPDATE 8:40 a.m. Thursday, July 23:
The Gold Fire, south of Adin, remained at 14,500 acres and is 15 percent contained Thursday morning, according to the morning update.

There are still no reported damaged or destroyed structures, 25 remain threatened.

Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place, as well as road closures at Highway 139 from Susanville Road (A2) to Termo Grasshopper Road. There is a hard closure at Butte Creek Road.

Per the update, “Today, crews will continue to construct and reinforce fire containment lines, mop up and patrol the fire perimeter.

“Weather in the region has begun to stabilize and minimal thunderstorm activity is expected. However, gusty winds and low relative humidity are expected. 

“Overnight, crews will continue to construct fire line, improve existing fire line and evaluate for future evacuations.”

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UPDATE 7:25 p.m. Wednesday: The Gold Fire, which started Monday, has burned 14,500 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to the evening Cal Fire Lassen Modoc Unit update.

There are still no reported damaged or destroyed structures, 25 remain threatened.

Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place, as well as road closures at Highway 139 from Susanville Road (A2) to Termo Grasshopper Road. There is a hard closure at Butte Creek Road.

According to the update, additional crews and engines from around the state were assigned to the fire, and crews aggressively attacked the blaze. There is a Red Flag Warning in effect until 9 p.m. today for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds, which will increase the potential for additional ignitions in the area.

There are 965 personnel tackling the wildfire, including 45 engines, 18water tenders, 9 helicopters, 21 hand crews, 21 dozers, 159 others, and numerous airtankers.

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UPDATE 1 p.m. Wednesday: According to Cal Fire’s Wednesday afternoon update on the Gold Fire south of Adin, 14,000 acres have burned and the blaze is 5 percent contained. Per the report, 25 structures are threatened, however none are reported damaged or destroyed. 50 people have been evacuated. There is one reported injury from the fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

UPDATE on road closure: About 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, CalFire announced the closure of Highway 139 from Susanville Road (A2) to Termo Grasshopper Road.

Civilian vehicles will not be allowed past law enforcement checkpoints.

For more information, call the Gold Fire Information Line at 505-1165 or go to fire.ca.gov.

An evacuation order remains for:

1. An Evacuation Order has been issued for all residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.
2. An Evacuation Order has been issued for the areas south of Ash Valley Rd., west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north Termo Grasshopper Rd.
3. An Evacuation Order has been issued for the areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Rd., East of Anderson Ranch Rd./Dixie Valley Rd. and north of Long Flat Rd.

An evacuation warning remains for:

4. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 west to Spooner Rd. south on Spooner Rd. to Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. to US-395.
5. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for areas west of Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. south to Gleghorn Rd. and east of Slate Creek Rd.
6. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area south Susanville Rd. (A-2) from Hwy 139 west to Center Schoolhouse Rd., and north of Haydenhill Rd.

An Evacuation Center is at Lassen Community College in Susanville.

According to the incident update, “Firefighters will continue to aggressively and safely attack the Gold Fire. Multiple additional crews and engines from around the state arrived on the incident last night and will be joining the firefight today.

“There is a Red Flag Warning in effect until 9 p.m. today for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds, which will increase the potential for additional ignitions in the area.

“The incident is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations, including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened. The Willow Creek Campground is threatened.”

There are 736 personnel fighting the fire, including 117 engines, 20 water tenders, 10 helicopters, eight hand crews, and 19 dozers.

Cooperating agencies include the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office, Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, CHP, Cal OES, BLM, USFS, Caltrans, Lassen County Public Health, Shasta County Public Health, California Conservation Corps, CDCR, Lassen County OES, National Weather Service and SPI.

UPDATE 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22: According to Cal Fire, the Gold Fire south of Adin has grown to 14,000 acres and is 5 percent contained Wednesday.

Evacuation orders remain in place.

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UPDATE 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 22: The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office shared an evacuation update for the Gold Fire South of Adin:

1. An Evacuation Order has been issued for all residents along Hwy 139 from Susanville Rd. (A-2) south to Termo Grasshopper Rd.
2. An Evacuation Order has been issued for the areas south of Ash Valley Rd., west of Spooner Rd., east of Hwy 139, and north Termo Grasshopper Rd.
3. An Evacuation Order has been issued for the areas west of Hwy 139, south of Haydenhill Rd., East of Anderson Ranch Rd./Dixie Valley Rd. and north of Long Flat Rd.
4. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for Ash Valley Rd. at US-395 west to Spooner Rd. south on Spooner Rd. to Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. to US-395.
5. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for areas west of Hwy 139 from Termo Grasshopper Rd. south to Gleghorn Rd. and east of Slate Creek Rd.
UPDATE: 6. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area south Susanville Rd. (A-2) from Hwy 139 west to Center Schoolhouse Rd., and north of Haydenhill Rd.

An Evacuation Center is set up at Lassen Community College.

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UPDATE 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 21: According to the Lassen County Sheriff, mandatory evacuations have expanded for the Gold Fire and evacuation warnings were issued.

The Mandatory Evacuation area is described as follows:
All of Butte Creek Road
All of Spooner Road
The north end of the evacuation area begins at Butte Creek Road on the east side of Hwy. 139, and County Road A-2 on the west side of Hwy. 139. The evacuation area continues south on both sides of Hwy 139, to Termo- Grasshopper Road.

An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the areas described as follows:
Ash Valley Road at US395, west to Spooner Road
South on Spooner Road to SR 139
East on Termo-Grasshopper Road to US 395
US395 from Termo-Grasshopper Road, North to Ash Valley Road

An Evacuation Center is set up at Lassen Community College.

Cal Fire’s Tuesday evening update said the Gold Fire is at 8,500 acres and is 5 percent contained.

As of Tuesday evening, no structures are reported damaged or destroyed. 16 are threatened. The Incident update reported one injury. The cause is under investigation.

Today, firefighters continued to battle the wildland fire in steep terrain with difficult access, and there is a Red Flag Warning in effect until 9 p.m. on Wednesday for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds, which increase the potential for additional ignitions in the area, the update noted.

According to Cal Fire, the fire is burning in areas with private residences, ranches and commercial operations, including agriculture, livestock and timber. There are cultural resources that are threatened, along with the Willow Creek Campground.

About 223 personnel are working the fire, with 3o engines, two water tenders, seven helicopters, seven hand crews and four dozers.

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Another fire is burning in Lassen County as of Monday afternoon, July 20. The Gold Fire, which started near Highway 139 and County Road A-2, South of Adin, has burned about 4,600 acres and is 5 percent contained Tuesday morning, July 21, according to Cal Fire Lassen-Modoc Unit.

On Monday, the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office Facebook posted a mandatory evacuation for residents on Butte Creek Road, which is in Lassen County.

On Tuesday, evacuation orders for the Butte Creek area remained in place and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Cal Fire Lassen-Modoc Unit shared Tuesday morning the Gold Fire started as two separate fires that burned together, and “firefighters are working aggressively to build containment lines around the fire.”

The blaze closed a portion of Highway 139 Monday, and it is since open with traffic controls Tuesday, Cal Fire shared. They are asking people to avoid the area if possible.

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