Carr Fire heads west into Trinity County; evacuations remain in Redding

The Carr Fire continued turning west early Sunday, burning the western flanks of Shasta County while easing the immediate threat to the embattled city of Redding.

The deadly blaze, which had chewed through 89,000 acres as of early Sunday, began surging into Trinity County. The tiny Trinity County community of Lewiston, with a population of about 1,100, was evacuated late Saturday.

“It is crazy to think that just a few days ago the south side of (Highway) 299 was practically untouched,” said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Hickson in a Facebook Live post as he stood early Sunday at the Buckhorn Summit near the Shasta-Trinity border. “Now driving up it is glowing bright red on both sides of 299.”

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