McFarland Fire Incident

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122,653 Acres


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Active for 47 days  

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3 Counties

Shasta, Trinity and Tehama  

Last Updated09/20/21 8:26 AM
Date Started07/30/21 6:44 PM
Date Contained09/16/21 6:00PM
Location InformationMcFarland Ridge and Baker Flat, west of Platina
Lat/Long[40.35, -123.034]
Administrative UnitShasta-Trinity National Forest
ReportsClick here for prior status reports
External Incident Link

Status Updates

Current Situation:

The McFarland Fire is currently mapped at 122,653 acres and is 93% contained.

Overnight, crews again worked primarily in Beegum Gorge and along Highway 36 mopping up and extinguishing any hot spots near containment lines and patrolled the rest of the fire.

Today, crews will continue to secure, mop-up, and patrol the fire area. The evacuation orders and warnings related to the McFarland Fire in Shasta and Tehama Counties have been lifted, and repopulation will be occurring today. Please drive carefully as crews continue to work in the fire area. The Forest Closure Order for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest remains in place.

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 11 AM this morning. After some northeasterly influence today, the winds are expected to return to terrain dominated tonight. Temperatures will be warmer today with maximum temperatures reaching 93-97 degrees and relative humidity dropping to 10-13%.

A damage assessment team has identified 24 residential structures and 22 other structures destroyed, and 1 residential structure damaged. The damage assessment is complete. To view the McFarland Fire structure status map please visit:

California Interagency Incident Management Team 11 (Fogle) will assume command of the McFarland Fire at 6:00 p.m. this evening, and CAL FIRE will be transitioning out of unified command.

Forest Closure in Effect

The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has announced a temporary closure of nine National Forests for public and firefighter safety. This includes the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This closure will be effective through September 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m., and may be reassessed as conditions change. The full closure order and closure map are available at

For more information please visit:
Twitter: @ShastaTrinityNF/ @CALFIRETGU
Facebook: @ShastaTrinityNF/ CAL FIRE Tehama-Glenn Unit
Fire Information Line: (530) 330-4048 (8am-8pm daily)

Contact Information

Fire Information Line
Fire Information Line: (530) 330-4048 (8am-8pm daily)
Fire Information Email 

Agency Information

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
(530) 226-2500

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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2 Helicopters

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5 Engines

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5 Dozers

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8 Water Tenders

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308 Personnel

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3 Crews