Evacuations Ordered as Fawn Fire Expands North of Redding, California

Residents in Shasta County, California, scrambled to evacuate their homes on September 23 after the Fawn Fire burning north of Redding expanded to 800 acres, sending plumes of smoke over the city.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for several areas north of Redding on Thursday.

As of that morning, the day-old fire was measured at 800 acres, with only 5 percent containment, according to CAL FIRE.

Video recorded by local resident Wendy Rehberg shows smoke from the fire stretching out over Redding on September 23. Credit: Wendy Rehberg via Storyful