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FRIDAY UPDATE: Clover Fire 85% contained, residents begin to repopulate as fire dies down

By KRCR Staff
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:51:13 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 13 2013 10:31:43 PM CDT
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IGO, Calif. -

Containment continues to grow on the Clover Fire in Shasta County that killed one person, injured four and destroyed 68 homes.

As of Friday evening, the containment has increased to 85%. The fire has burned 8,073 acres and destroyed 68 homes and 128 outbuildings.

CAL FIRE said that firefighters are continuing to mop up the area around the fire and as the containment continues to rise, firefighting resources are being demobilized. They also said that they are making significant progress in repopulating residents. 

Customers are still without power in the area of the Clover Fire but as of Friday afternoon, PG&E crews had rebuilt 132 of the 177 poles and restrung power lines burned in the Clover fire. Ninety customers in Igo and Happy Valley remained without power but PG&E said that nearly all of the customers' power would be restored by 6 p.m. on Saturday.

PG&E said they will also be attending the Clover Fire Community Meeting to answer questions about re-establishing electric service for rebuilt homes and other PG&E questions. The meeting is set for September 17 at 6 p.m. at the Ono-Igo Community Church, 6287 Placer Road, Igo.

Some evacuees were allowed to return to the fire zone on Thursday. The rest of the road closures are expected to be lifted Saturday.

Containment continues to grow on the Clover Fire in Shasta County. As of Friday morning, the containment has increased to 80%. The fire has burned 8,073 acres and destroyed 68 homes and 128 outbuildings.

Customers are still without power in the area of the Clover Fire.  PG&E crews have been working around the clock to replace nearly 200 power poles burned in the fire.

PG&E said as of Friday morning, 90 customers were still without power in the Igo-Happy Valley area.  They did not have an estimate on when power will be restored for those customers.

Some evacuees were allowed to return to the fire zone Thursday.  The rest of the road closures are expected to be lifted Saturday.

CAL FIRE is doing everything they can to accommodate civilians and get people back into their homes. Two phases of repopulation were completed Thursday. The next two are Saturday.

Phase II was implemented at 4:00pm, Friday September 13. The following roads remain closed:

  • Road closure at Cobblestone and Cloverdale remains in effect.
  • Coal Pit Road remains closed.
  • Lower Coal Pit Road is closed.
  • Family Way
  • Lost Lane
  • Shasta Star
  • Ohio Buckeye
  • Marsha
  • Small Farms
  • Ridge Top
  • Wind Walker
  • Duck Canyon
  • Manzanita
  • Tankit
  • All closures on Cloverdale and Clear Creek have been removed.

Phase III Small Farms Estimate 10 a.m., Saturday September 14

· Residents Only

· Must work with PG&E, possible impacts to roadways as they finish work

· Maintain road closures to residents only in Small Farms

· Lift all other road closures

Phase IV Small Farms, Estimate 8 p.m. Saturday September 14

· Eliminate all road closures

· PG&E to maintain traffic control as needed

(530) 225-2510 (Clover Fire Information)