Eagle Fires in Shasta county at Whiskeytown 2008

Whiskeytown lake also suffered some burning during the fires of 2008.
Whiskeytown lake hillside burned by the fires of 2008.

I took these pictures a few days ago. This is literally by the highway. From what I understand, this area was burned intentionally to create a back burn so the fire could be stopped before getting to the highway.

The fires in Trinity county are not completely contained according to the Record Searchlight this morning.

The Eagle Fire remained at 32,059 acres with 99 percent containment Wednesday. The Buckhorn Fire was at 28,439 acres with 94 percent containment while the Carey Fire in the Trinity Alps Wilderness was at 3,698 acres with 95 percent containment.

This is just a few of the fires. Many more acres between Shasta and Trinity counties have burned. I believe close to 1 million acres have burned in California alone from fires.

Below is a link to the Cal Fire Website. The link below is to the fire maps. You can see, what fires are currently burning and also, a cumulative fire map. I am sure more land has burned since the August 11 date on the map. Seems like fires everyday around Northern California.


Even two days ago, there was a serious fire near the Turtle Bay Bridge. A couple hundred acres burned. It was only a few blocks from the house here.

Redding Weather

Today the forecast is 109 degrees! That is very hot! I am definitely going to go to the lake today. Today is not a day to be stuck at home inside. It seems very windy too, a hot dry wind. I was reading in the Record Searchlight, that the north winds occurring now, are similar to the Santa Ana winds in Southern California. They sure seem very much like those. I remember those from living in San Diego.