Evacuation warnings issued for Old Station, Hat Creek as Dixie Fire continues burning north toward 4 Corners

Writer’s Note: Due to the Dixie Fire now beginning to directly threaten the Intermountain area communities where SCNS is located, possibly forcing our own evacuation, this will have to be a quick update; with no time to write an actual article. We will continue to provide additional updates and information as time allows.

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation WARNING for all residents in Old Station Zone 3. This includes the area east of Highway 89 just north of Black Angus Lane, and north to the intersection of Highway 89 at Doty Road following Bidwell Road east to the Pacific Crest Trail.

Additionally, Zone 9 is also being placed in an Evacuation WARNING. This area is a forested area east of Zone 3 that extends to the Shasta/Lassen County line.

“Gather all pets, medications, important documents and be prepared to evacuate,” SCSO wrote in an evacuation warning issued within the last ten minutes.

An evacuation shelter has been set up at the Word of Life Assembly Church at 37341 Main street in Burney, while an “evacuation point” has been established at Burney’s Safeway on Main Street.

An air tanker makes a drop over the Dixie Fire as it burns near Old Station. Matthew Henderson images

Contact the editor: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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