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10AM Friday: New Mandatory Evacuations Issued For The Fawn Fire

The Fawn Fire is estimated this morning 5,850 acres with containment of 10%. New mandatory evacuations orders were issued at 10:15AM Friday for the Mountain Gate area. The new orders include all roads east of Interstate 5, north of Old Oregon Trail all the way north to Shasta Lake. The fire remained active overnight. At least 25 structures have been destroyed and more than 9000 remain threatened. Around 950 personnel are working the fire. Around 4,000 residents are evacuated. Mandatory evacuations remain for all roads north of the intersection of Oasis, Old Oregon Trail and Akrich including Tierra Oaks and north on Akrich to Pine Grove east of Interstate Five, and Holiday Road from Old Oregon Trail to Union School. This is in addition to all roads in both directions off Bear Mountain Road between Dry Creek Road and Old Oregon Trail, as well as all roads off Old Oregon Trail from Bear Mountain Road north to Interstate Five. Also, in the Jones Valley area, all roads south of Bear Mountain Road from Creek Trail East to Dry Creek Road and south to Squaw Grass Trail. Also to the east of Dry Creek from Elk Trail East, all the way north to Lake Shasta. An evacuation shelter is at the Nazarene Church on North Bechelli Lane where the giant American flag is. An evacuation warning, which means be prepared to leave, is in effect for all areas west of Interstate 5 to the railroad tracks from Pine Grove north to Shasta Dam Boulevard, as well as the area west of I-5 to the railroad tracks between Bass Drive and Old Oregon Trail. Also under warning is the area north of Highway 299 east of I-5 to Old Oregon Trail and north to Pine Grove. Much of the fire is burning in heavy timber on steep terrain with erratic behavior and spot fires.