Second update: Wildfire evacuations near Weaverville, Cal Fire cites 'rapid rate of spread'

The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is issuing a mandatory fire evacuation for the following Weaverville areas: Leslie Lane, Weaver Bally Rd, Weaver Bally Estates, Fisher Price Lane, Ridge Rd, Easter Avenue, Barbara Avenue, Garden Gulch, Browns Ranch Rd, Squires Lane, East Weaver Creek Rd, Airport Rd, Brooks Lane, Squires Lane.

At 8:30 p.m., Cal Fire reported the Oregon Fire was at 650 acres with a rapid rate of spread.

Additional MANDATORY evacuations are as follows: Kelso St, Mulligan St, Willow Ave, Manzanita St, Reservoir Rd, Town Reservoir Rd, Tom Bell Rd, Angel Hill Rd, Brashaw Rd, Benoist Ln.


On August 25, 2014 starting at 8 a.m., the Red Cross evacuation center will be moving to the Weaverville First Baptist Church located on Highway 299 across from Mountain View Rd. The Red Cross evacuation center is currently located at the Weaverville Elementary School.

According to the Caltrans website at 8 p.m., there is 1-way controlled traffic from three miles west of Weaverville to the junction of State Route 3 due to the fire. That could change. For current conditions, visit

From Cal Fire: The fire is currently burning at a rapid rate of spread. Extremely steep terrain and winds are making containment difficult for firefighters. Numerous ground and air resources are working on the fire with additional units responding.

Personnel: Total Fire Engines: 16

Total Fire crews: 9

Total Airtankers: 9

Total Helicopters: 5

Total Dozers: 3

Total Water Tenders: 2