4:58pm PST on July 14, 2022
A new fire south of Redding, California has led to evacuations west of Anderson. Peter’s fire was reported around 3 p.m. PDT, and eventually the report burned at least 50 acres. It is located four miles south-southwest of Redding Air Attack base which results in rapid turnarounds of air carriers reloading with dampers.
Firefighters at the site reported 30 threatened buildings and several times requested additional engines and aircraft. There are reports that the fire has reached some buildings and that air carriers are making damper drops near them in an effort to minimize damage. At least six air carriers are on site or en route.
The evacuation center is located at West Valley High School, 3805 Happy V Road, Cottonwood, CA.
Since the fire started, the Howard Street Weather Station in Anderson has recorded 88 degrees, 13 percent relative humidity, and 10 to 12 mph of south and southeast winds of up to 12 mph. The forecast for the rest of the afternoon is for winds to increase to 14 mph from the south, then slow after sunset to 3 mph for the rest of the night. Humidity at night should rise to 52 percent and then drop to 10 percent on Friday afternoon with 6 mph winds from the south.