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Shelly Fire Update: July 9th, 2024

Current Situation:
Yesterday, the Shelly Fire continued to rapidly expand in extremely hot and dry conditions. The most significant growth was observed along the Kidder Creek drainage area, moving north and east. Yesterday, extending into the evening, crews effectively constructed a dozer line stretching from Shackelford to the Quartz Valley area. A smoke inversion from sunrise to early afternoon moderated the fire activity on the east side. Minimal growth was reported on the south side of the fire. Today, both air and ground resources will be prioritizing the containment lines on the north and east sides of the fire. Concurrently, they will intensify efforts to implement structure defense plans, focusing particularly around Etna, Fort Jones, Greenview, Kidder Creek, and Quartz Valley areas. Crews have been tirelessly working around the clock, utilizing both aerial and ground resources to contain the fire. Additional personnel and equipment have been deployed to enhance efforts aimed at safeguarding at-risk communities. As of now, evacuation orders or warnings have been issued for over 1,200 residential and commercial properties, affecting nearly 3,000 people in the area.

WEATHER: Hot, dry, and unstable conditions persist, with an excessive heat warning in effect through Wednesday evening. Temperatures will cool slightly through the week but remain well above normal with minimum relative humidity in the mid to upper teens and overnight recoveries slowly increasing to 30-40%. Enhanced terrain-driven up-canyon winds will continue each afternoon, with westerly down-canyon late afternoon to evening winds strengthening substantially Wednesday and continuing through the end of the week.

EVACUATIONS: Multiple evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect.
For current updates on evacuations, visit and

Additional evacuation information including a map can be found on the Genasys site at

Evacuation Information:

Evacuation Orders

Mandatory Evacuation Orders have been issued for the following zones. Leave now!

  • SIS-1316
  • SIS-2001
  • SIS-2102
  • SIS-2105
  • SIS-2108
  • SIS-2200
  • SIS-2206
  • SIS-2301
  • SIS-2203-B

Evacuation Warning

Evacuation Warnings have been issued for the following zones. Be prepared to leave!

  • SIS-1233
  • SIS-1236
  • SIS-1313
  • SIS-1414
  • SIS-1521
  • SIS-2004
  • SIS-2007
  • SIS-2111
  • SIS-2114
  • SIS-2203-A
  • SIS-2209
  • SIS-2304
  • SIS-2402

Evacuation Center

Karuk Wellness Center
1403 Katishraam
Yreka, California 96097
Contact: 530-340-3539

RV dry camping/parking
West Webb St. and Hoag St. in Montague
Please note at this time there are no extra services (sewage/water/power hookups).

This is currently set up for DRY camping.

Evacuation Animal Shelters

Animal shelters are available at the following locations(s) for those who have pets and animals that been displaced due to the #SHELLYFIRE

Dog Evacuation Shelter:

Rescue Ranch Yreka 2216 East Oberlin Road, Yreka CA 96097

Livestock Animal Evacuation Shelter (Horses, pigs, sheep, goats, birds):

Siskiyou Golden Fair
1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka, CA 96097

Cat Evacuation Shelter:

Siskiyou Golden Fair – Armory Building
1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka, CA 96097

Cooperating Agencies
CDCR, CHP, CAL TRANS, Pacific Power, Etna Fire Department, Etna Ambulance, Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors, Karuk Tribe, Jefferson Resource Co., FWS Forestry, Scott Valley Community Liaison, Salmon River Community Liaison, USFS, BLM, CAL FIRE, Siskiyou County OES, Siskiyou County Sheriff Office and The 1st District of California House of Representative.

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