Laverne Fire In Shasta County's Happy Valley Closes Roads, Forces Evacuations

Jul 18, 2017

A fire burning in Shasta County's Happy Valley has grown from 60 acres to 150 acres and is 20 percent contained, according to the official Twitter account of Cal Fire’s Shasta Trinity Unit & the Shasta County Fire Department. A total of five structures have been destroyed. 

An evacuation center has been opened at Happy Valley Elementary School, 17480 Palm Avenue in Anderson. That’s at the intersection with Happy Valley Road.

Reverse 911 notifications have been activated for affected areas. Authorities are also going door to door to warn residents at risk. Evacuations have been ordered from Hawthorne Avenue to Clear Creek Road.

Road Closures include Laverne Lane at Saddle Trail, and all roads leading eastward from that area, China Gulch Drive between Bohn Blvd and Canyon Road and Oak Street between China Gulch and Craig Lane, parts of Blue Horse Road, and most of Hawthorne Avenue.

Cal Fire has established a hotline for residents. The number is 225-2510.