UPDATE: 6 p.m., Aug. 8, Red Bank wildfire started from a lightning strike 25 miles west of Red Bluff evacuation orders have been lifted effective immediately south of Highway 36W between Tedoc Road and Vestal Road; and north of Vestal Road to the Four Corner intersection.

Mandatory evacuations still in place for fire perimeter between Shasta-Trinity National Forest and the Four Corners intersection south of Vestal Road including Petty John Road, Hammer Loop and Weemasoul Road.

The fire is burning is remote, very steep, rocky terrain. Firefighters are challenged by narrow roads and poor access into the fire area. Plans are to fly firefighters into the fire line to assist with containment efforts. The weather has been hot and dry with poor humidity recovery overnight. Increasing winds over the weekend could hamper containment efforts.

More than 1,930 personnel are now fighting the fire, 158 engines, 34 dozers, 34 tenders, 18 helicopters, 3 air tankers, and 47 hand crews. 

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m., Aug. 7, Red Bank fire started from a lightning strike 25 miles west of Red Bluff has now grown to 8,838 acres with 15 percent containment.

The fire is burning is remote, very steep, rocky terrain. Firefighters are challenged by narrow roads and poor access into the fire area. Plans are to fly firefighters into the fire line to assist with containment efforts. The weather has been hot and dry with poor humidity recovery overnight. Increasing winds over the weekend could hamper containment efforts.

Mandatory evacuations for areas south of Highway 36W between Tedoc Road and Vestal Road, and between the Shasta-Trinity National Forest boundary and the Four Corners intersection.

Evacuation waring for the greater Red Banks community eat of Joint Road located on and from Bell Road.

Motorists are advised to drive cautiously and always yield to emergency vehicles traveling on and off of the roads and highways. 

More than 1,497 personnel are now fighting the fire, 158 engines, 33 dozers, 34 tenders, 18 helicopters, 3 air tankers, and 28 hand crews. 

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., Aug. 6, Red Bank Fire 25 miles west of Red Bluff has burned more than 7,340 acres in rugged terrain and is reported by CalFire to be 7 percent contained. 

No structures damaged or destroyed by the flames. No injuries reported.

Mandatory evacuations remain for Pettyjohn Road to forest service boundary and R-Wild Horse Ranch. Evacuation warning for Red Banks Oaks Subdivision.

Resource assigned include 82 engine companies, four water tenders, two specialized equipment, 21 fire crews, 18 helicopters, one air attack, 12 overhead personnel, 30 bulldozers, three air tankers and 650 personnel.

Cooperating agencies include Tehama County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, PG&E, and Tehama County Fire Department.

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m., Aug. 5, Red Band Fire 25 miles west of Red Bluff is up to 6,000 acres with no containment.

Multiple structures are threatened and a mandatory evacuation has been issued for Pettyjohn Road to USFS boundary and for Red Bank Oaks subdivision. Advisory evacuations for R Wild Horse Ranch.

The cause of the fire, according to CalFire, is a lightning strike. Personnel assigned to the fire is 650. The fire is burning in a remote location with difficult access. 

UPDATE: as of 3:30 p.m., Aug. 5, the Red Bank Fire 10 miles west of Red Bluff is up to 1,000 acres with 0 containment. 

A 40 acres wildfire, Red Bank Fire, is burning in Tehama County west of Red Bluff off Hammer Loop Road and Petty John Road. CalFire and Tehama County Rural Fire are responding to the windblown blaze with firefighters, hand-crews, fire engines and tankers.

The fire started around 1:19 p.m., today, Sept. 5, is zero percent contained and has started additional spot fires, according to CalFire information.

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