Incident UpdateMcFarland Fire

Date: 08/18/2021 Time: 9:59 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
111016
Containment
51
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 continued to burn actively today, with most growth seen on the southern side as the fire burned actively into the Yolla Bolly Wilderness. Protection around structures in Platina and into the Beegum Creek area continued as well. Damage assessment teams continue to assess the fire area, and those findings will be released as they are known.

Crews worked directly along the eastern edge of the fire to construct fire lines. While those lines have yet to be tested by winds, much of the eastern edge of the fire now has containment line around it. Containment lines on the northern and northwestern edges of the fire continued to hold well.

The Red Flag Warning has been extended through tomorrow for low relative humidity and Gusty winds which could cause continued growth to the south and southwest.


Assigned Resources

Engines
34
Water Tenders
12
Helicopters
7
Air Tankers
Dozers
13
Hand Crews
18
Other
Total Personnel
631
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