Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 08/20/2021 Time: 8:59 AM

Incident Facts

Name
Monument Fire
Start Date/Time
2021-07-30
Incident Status
Active
Location
Del Loma, CA near Monument Peak
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Counties
Trinity
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE and Shasta Trinity National Forest
Size
142250
Containment
10
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
10100
Structures Destroyed
32
Structures Damaged
1
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
2
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Situation:

The fire remained active on all flanks with uphill runs, torching and short-range spotting. Firefighters conducted a successful firing operation overnight near Dutch
Creek. This will help widen and strengthen the containment line in that area. Due to limited access to many areas and steep terrain, it continues to challenge
firefighter’s ability to gain containment.

Fire behavior will test fire crews as winds will change to a northwest direction. As this occurs, the smoke layer over the fire will dissipate causing a rise in
temperatures, a rapid decrease in relative humidity and critically low fuel moistures.

Trinity County Sheriff’s Office has increased law enforcement presence throughout the fire area. Additional personnel from neighboring departments are assisting
with evacuations and property protection. CAL FIRE damage inspection teams will continue to make assessments in affected areas.

Community Meetings:

A virtual community meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 21st, 2021. Meetings will be live streamed on the Shasta Trinity National Forest, ShastaTrinity Unit and CAL FIRE IMT 5’s YouTube Channel. All links are listed above or use the OR code to the left.

Evacuation Orders, Evacuation Warnings, & Road Closures

For the latest road closures and evacuation information in Trinity County visit:
https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office-1635934306689276

Evacuation Orders:
Trinity County – The Monument Fire continues to threaten communities in Trinity County. Evacuation orders remain in effect for areas of Hayfork, Sky Ranch Road,
Junction City, Red Hill, Canyon Creek, Coopers Bar, Big Bar, Del Loma, Big Flat, Helena, Cedar Flat, Burnt Ranch and Barker Mountain. For detailed evacuation information, visit the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office

Evacuation Warnings:
In effect for Weaverville, Douglas City, Hawkins Bar, Trinity Village, Denny, and areas of Hayfork. For detailed evacuation information, visit the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office

Road Closures:
Hwy 299 is closed between Cedar Flat and 0.4 miles west of McCoy Lane Road due to fire activity and fire related rockslides and downed snags. It is an important transportation route between the Pacific coast and inland communities where closure limits access to medical care for residents downriver in the fire area.

Sign up for Trinity County Code Red Alerts:
https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF42F95647FB

Evacuation Centers:

  • Fireman’s Hall Pavilion (Humboldt County)
    9 Park Street
    Fortuna, CA 95540

  • Willow Creek Bible Church (Humboldt County)
    39 Barannan Mountain Road
    Willow Creek, CA 95573

  • Shasta College
    1155 Old Oregon Trail Building 1900
    Redding Ca 96949

Animal Evacuation Centers:

  • Small & Large Animals:
  • Hoopa Rodeo Grounds Pine Creek Road Willow Creek, CA 95573
  • Trinity County Animal Shelter 563 Mountain View St. Weaverville, CA 96093 (530) 623-1370

Assigned Resources

Engines
128
Water Tenders
44
Helicopters
11
Air Tankers
Dozers
40
Hand Crews
38
Other
17
Total Personnel
1583
Cooperating Agencies
Name URL
Shasta Trinity National Forest https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7750/