World News – United States – California Flame Blast: New Zogg Fire Evacuations in Shasta County, North Complex Fires in Butte and Plumas Counties


It’s not just the glass fire near St Helena in the rapidly growing wine country: dangerous fire conditions in northern California have exacerbated existing fires and sparked new ones over the weekend, prompting new evacuations, red flag warnings and widespread smoke

In Shasta County, the new, fast-spreading Zogg fire burned 7,000 acres on Sunday evening, causing evacuations “Extremely critical weather conditions in the event of a fire near the #ZoggFire,” tweeted the National Weather Service Sacramento branch, “Northerly winds are gusting at 30-40 mph with relative humidity values ​​of 5- 10% « 

High winds and low humidity also intensified the August complex fire, which has been burning in several counties near Mendocino County since August 16 New evacuations were ordered this weekend in Trinity counties and Humboldt It burned 873,079 acres and is 43% contained

Authorities are also monitoring the northern compound fire in Plumas and Butte counties, which burned 305,881 acres and is 78% contained The Butte County Sheriff issued an immediate evacuation order for the Pulga, Concow, Big Bend and Yankee Hill areas due to the spread of fire on Sunday evening

The creek fire in Fresno and Madera counties increased by about 10,000 acres overnight Saturday, and now spans 302,870 acres, even as some evacuation orders from Fresno County were lifted The fire is 39% contained

« Critical weather forecast for the fires materialized today, » climatologist Daniel Swain said on Twitter « New fires: #GlassFire in Napa Co & in particular very fast spread #ZoggFire in Shasta Co Existing fires including #AugustComplex, #NorthComplex, #RedSalmonComplex, have exploded again »

Meanwhile, a nearly six-acre fire ignited near Point Reyes Lighthouse and burned toward the ocean on Sunday By 4 p.m. it was 75% contained and crews were no longer expecting let the fire develop, according to the Point Reyes National Park service

Red flag warnings extend from California-Oregon border to San Jose, according to Cal Fire Dangerous conditions expected to last until Monday afternoon

Trisha Thadani is a City Hall reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle She previously covered work-based immigration and local startups for the business section of the newspaper

Thadani graduated from Boston University with a journalism degree Prior to joining The Chronicle, she interned at the Boston Globe, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and was Statehouse correspondent for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Shasta County, Igo, Emergency Evacuation, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Global News – US – California Flame Blast: New Zogg Fire Evacuations in Shasta County, North Complex Fires in Butte and Plumas Counties


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