Incident UpdateMcFarland Fire

Date: 08/19/2021 Time: 7:07 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
113328
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:

Crews had another successful day, as lighter winds helped moderate fire spread. The northern and northwestern edges of the fire continue to hold well. Firefighters are patrolling the area to ensure that lines remain secure. Containment lines are also successfully keeping the fire west of the Vestal and Weemasoul Roads, and firefighters continued to strengthen those lines today.  

The fire was most active today around Beegum Gorge, where it continued to back into Beegum Creek. Aircraft was used extensively to help cool the fires edge, and it has been successfully held on the west side of the creek. Protection of structures in the Gorge and in Platina remain the highest priority.  

The fire remained active on its southern end, where it has burned to the boundary of the Yolla Bolly Wilderness. Steep, inaccessible terrain continues to challenge firefighters. Tomorrow, crews will work to build containment lines south of Tomhead Mountain. Old dozer lines will also be reopened to help stop the fires southern spread.    

Weather tomorrow is predicted to be hot and dry, with slightly decreased winds. Warm and dry conditions are expected to persist through the weekend.   

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
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