Incident UpdateMcFarland Fire

Date: 08/21/2021 Time: 9:30 AM

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Fire Information Line: Fire Information Line: (530) 330-4048 (8am-8pm daily)
Fire Information Email: 2021.mcfarland@firenet.gov 

Incident Facts

Name
McFarland Fire
Start Date/Time
2021-07-30
Incident Status
Active
Location
McFarland Ridge and Baker Flat, west of Platina
Type
Fire
Cause
Counties
Shasta
Admin Unit
Unified Command: Shasta-Trinity National Forest, CAL FIRE Tehama-Glenn Unit
Size
116423
Containment
64
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Situation:

The McFarland Fire is currently mapped at 116,423 acres and is 64% contained.

Lessened winds and a minor marine influence helped keep the fire relatively quiet overnight. Crews patrolled containment lines, finding and extinguishing any hotspots visible along the fire’s edge.

Today, crews will continue work along Noble Ridge to secure completed line and stop fire spread to the west, and to prioritize securing lines built to protect Platina and the structures in and around Beegum Gorge. They will carefully monitor and mop up any hot spots along Highway 36 and Vestal and Weemasoul Roads. To the south, the fireline near Tomhead Mountain is complete, and crews are continuing work along the southern edge, where the fire continues to grow slowly toward the Yolla Bolly Wilderness and the footprint of the Elkhorn Fire.

The weather today is predicted to be similar to yesterday, with potential for terrain-driven winds up to approximately 14 mph on ridgetops. Heavy smoke inversion may help relative humidity with a minimum range of 25-30%, but vegetation remains critically dry.

Damage assessment is ongoing, and release of information will be available in the next 48 hours.

 

Road Closures

Hwy 36 is closed from Hwy 3 to Bowman Road.
For current road information visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov 

Tehama County Evacuations

The area west of Vestal and Weemasoul Roads to the Shasta/Tehama County line and south of Highway 36 in the fire area. EVACUATION WARNINGS: Hwy 36W from Bowman Road west to the county line and north to the Shasta County line (Zone 157). The area south of Hwy 36, east of Vestal and Weemasoul Roads, north of Pettyjohn, and west of Cottonwood Creek and Vestal Roads in the 4 corners area (Zones 158 and 169). Please click here to view the map for Tehama County: https://tinyurl.com/Evacuation-and-Road-Closure

Shasta County Evacuations

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has issued a mandatory evacuation ORDER for all residents within the township of Platina. The evacuation order includes all residences and roadways from the Trinity/Shasta County line east to the Shasta/Tehama County line. Residents are encouraged to use Platina Road as an evacuation route. There will be a temporary evacuation site at the Igo/Ono Elementary School. https://www.facebook.com/ShastaSheriff

FOREST CLOSURE IN EFFECT FOR MCFARLAND FIRE AREA:

All residents and visitors are reminded that the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has issued a closure order for the McFarland Fire, located in Trinity, Tehama and Shasta Counties. The order, Forest Order 14-21-22 (McFarland Fire Closure Order) was issued to protect public health and safety. Please check the Shasta Trinity National Forest Webpage under Alerts and Notices for the order and the map.

Forest visitors are reminded that fire restrictions remain in effect prohibit building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.

For more information please visit:
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7746 
CAL FIRE: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/
Twitter: @ShastaTrinityNF/ @CALFIRETGU
Facebook: @ShastaTrinityNF/ CAL FIRE Tehama-Glenn Unit
Email: 2021.mcfarland@firenet.gov
Fire Information Line: (530) 330-4048 (8am-8pm daily) 

Assigned Resources

Engines
74
Water Tenders
22
Helicopters
7
Air Tankers
Dozers
14
Hand Crews
13
Other
Total Personnel
825
Cooperating Agencies
Name Phone URL
Shasta-Trinity National Forest (530) 226-2500 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7746/
CAL FIRE Tehama-Glen Unit https://twitter.com/CALFIRETGU