WEDNESDAY UPDATE: 7,993 acres burned in Clover Fire, 50% contained

POSTED: 12:00 PM Sep 11 2013   UPDATED: 6:56 PM Sep 11 2013
Adam McAllister1
HAPPY VALLEY, Calif. -

As of Wednesday night the Clover Fire had burned 7,993 acres and was 50% contained.  CAL FIRE said 111 structures have been destroyed and 13 have been damaged in the fire burning south of Redding in Shasta County.

Governor Jerry Brown has secured federal assistance to help state and local agencies fighting the fire.  

Of the 111 buildings destroyed, 37 were residences and 74 were outbuildings. 

KRCR staff members reported that multiple homes burned along Cloverdale Road, Gas Point Road and Small Farms Road. Sheriff Tom Bosenko told reporters several homes burned on Small Farms Drive.

ROAD CLOSURES:

 EVACUATIONS: Residents have been advised to evacuate from the following areas:

There is an evacuation center at The Igo Community Church at 6287 Placer Street, Igo, and animal evacuations can be taken to the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson.

CAL FIRE, Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, Shasta County Public Works and PG&E are working diligently to eliminate hazards within the fires perimeter to re-populate evacuees.

Firefighters continued to work throughout the night and into Wednesday strengthening controls lines and mopping up hot spots around the fire perimeter. A Damage Inspection Team will continue to assess the properties Wednesday in the affected communities.

Total Fire Personnel:1,346  
Total Fire Engines:146  
Total Fire crews:39  
Total Airtankers:5  
Total Helicopters:7  
Total Dozers:25  
Total Water Tenders:24  

Red Cross is taking financial donations. If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please visit their website: http://www.redcross.org

Haven Humane Society is seeking donations of pet food and livestock feed that is available to the victims of the Clover Fire.  Anyone who needs pet food or livestock feed should contact Animal Regulations at 241-2550.  Donations should be brought to Haven Humane at 7449 Eastside Road in Redding.

Places taking animals:

Stay with KRCR News Channel 7 for more updates.