Incident UpdateMcFarland Fire

Date: 08/28/2021 Time: 9:14 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
122653
Containment
93
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 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: https://arcg.is/1Pu8GW

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 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
5
Water Tenders
8
Helicopters
2
Air Tankers
Dozers
5
Hand Crews
3
Other
1
Total Personnel
308
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