CalVet closely monitoring the Carr Fire

Carr fire mapCalvet is closely monitoring progress of the Carr Fire and its potential impacts on the Veterans Home of California — Redding and the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

11:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6

As of this morning, Cal Fire is reporting the Carr Fire is 45 percent contained and has burned 163,207 acres burned. The Northern California Veterans Cemetery will remain closed through Monday, due to a power outage that continues to affect the facility. If you have questions regarding a scheduled interment for a loved one, please call (530) 227-9607. Our Redding Veterans Home continues normal operations and our residents are comfortable and doing well.

The Mendocino Complex affecting Colusa, Lake and Mendocino counties is another area of concern. It has burned 225,001 acres and was 21 percent contained, as of 7:15 a.m. today. California Veteran Service Offices are ready to assist veterans throughout the state who are impacted by fires. For more information, please visit our website: California Wildfire Information for Veterans.

9:40 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2

The Carr Fire remained at 35 percent contained this morning, with a total of 121,049 acres burned, according to Cal Fire. The Northern California Veterans Cemetery remains closed today, due to an ongoing power outage. Yesterday, cemetery staff contacted all families who had services scheduled to occur this week. If you have questions regarding a scheduled interment for a loved one, please call (530) 227-9607. Our Redding Veterans Home continues normal operations and our residents are comfortable and doing well.

9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1

The Carr Fire was 35 percent contained this morning, with a total of 115,538 acres burned, according to Cal Fire. While some roads have re-opened, the Northern California Veterans Cemetery remains closed today, due to a power outage affecting the facility. Our Redding Veterans Home is under normal operations and our residents are comfortable and doing well.

7:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31

Cal Fire is reporting that the Carr Fire has burned 110,154 acres and is 27% contained. The Northern California Veterans Cemetery remains closed today. Residents at our Redding Veterans Home are comfortable and doing well.

9:23 a.m. Monday, July 30

Cal Fire is reporting that the Carr Fire has burned 98,724 acres and is 20% contained. The status of our Northern California Veterans Cemetery and Redding Veterans Home remains the same. There is no immediate threat to the home from the Carr Fire.

4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29

Northern California Veterans Cemetery

The Northern California Veterans Cemetery at Igo remains closed since Friday, July 27,  and all access roads leading to the cemetery are now closed, due to the Carr Fire.

All scheduled interment services have been postponed. If you had interment services planned at the cemetery this week and would like more information regarding rescheduling, please call (530) 227-9607. For general information about our veterans cemeteries, call 831-393-9371 , during business hours, Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Veterans Home of California – Redding

The Veterans Home of California – Redding remains under normal operations with no immediate threat of evacuation. We have taken extra precautions using air scrubbers and HEPA filters to ensure indoor air quality is good and we have advised residents to remain indoors. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are prepared to respond should conditions change.

Our thoughts are with all of those who are impacted by the fire. We appreciate the support we’ve received from the broader community and local/statewide services and emergency responders.

For more information

As of 11:49 a.m Sunday, July 29, the Carr Fire  had burned 89,194 acres and was just 5% contained.

For more information about the Carr Fire, road closures and evacuations centers, visit the Cal Fire website and follow the latest fire updates from Shasta County Sheriff.

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