Incident UpdateMcFarland Fire

Date: 08/26/2021 Time: 8:20 PM

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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
122598
Containment
84
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Evacuation and Road Closure Update: (08/26/21)

Tehama County Evacuations 
The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office and the Unified Command Team for the McFarland Fire have removed the evacuation WARNING in Tehama County for ZONE 158, described as all areas north of Vestal Road from the South Fork of Cottonwood west to Weemasoul Road and north to Highway 36.  
All evacuation orders for the zones within the fire footprint remain.  
Please click here to view the current map for closures and evacuation zones in Tehama County: https://tinyurl.com/Evacuation-and-Road-Closure 
 
Shasta County Evacuations  
The evacuation ORDER for the Platina area in Shasta County has been reduced to an evacuation WARNING.  

Highway 36 
Highway 36 is open to traffic in both directions. Please drive carefully in the fire area. Crews and equipment continue to work in this area. 

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 https://go.usa.gov/xF7EM .

Current Situation:

The #McFarlandFire is currently 122,598 acres and 84% contained. U.S. Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest and CAL FIRE Tehama-Glenn Unit remain in unified command of the fire.

Today, crews continued to pull hose and excess equipment in the western and northern areas. In Beegum Gorge, crews continued to mop up the perimeter. A small amount of fire activity continues well within the interior as it burns out. All control lines are secure on the east side and backhaul continues. Minimal heat remains along the southern edge where crews are working.

The priority for tonight is to keep the fire within its current perimeter, and to continue mop up and patrol. There will again be northwest winds with gust to 30 mph. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for tomorrow at 5 a.m. continuing until 11 a.m. Saturday morning.  

Road Closures

Hwy 36 is closed from Harrison Gulch to Vestal Road. For current road information visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov 

Tehama County Evacuations

EVACUATION ORDERS: 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:

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 https://go.usa.gov/xF7EM.

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
69
Water Tenders
20
Helicopters
7
Air Tankers
Dozers
45
Hand Crews
18
Other
Total Personnel
895
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