Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 08/31/2021 Time: 7:10 PM

South Zone Information Line: (949) 433-2638
North Zone Information Line: (530) 628-0039

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
172292
Containment
29
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
10580
Structures Destroyed
50
Structures Damaged
3
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
6
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

MONUMENT FIRE WEST HAYFORK (8/31/2021 7:09PM)

WHAT: Evacuation Warning upgraded to Evacuation Order changes
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: West Hayfork

Evacuation Order:
All areas along the south side of Hyampom Road, from Nine Mile Bridge, east to Cedar Gulch Road, this includes  Drinkwater Gulch, Phares Lane, Doctor Lane, Turkey Track Road, Old Haywagon Road and Digger Road.

Road Closures:
Nine-mile bridge east to State Route 3 at Hyampom road and Ceder Gulch Rd at Hyampom Rd.

NOTES:
Be aware the Shasta Trinity National Forest has closed all areas within its boundary, including National Forest Roads to public use.

The public needs to be aware there is still a concern for residual fire activity in these areas. Fire apparatus and crews will be observed in the area for several days or weeks. Fire activity can change rapidly and the public needs to be vigilant and be ready to move in case the Evacuation Status in the area changes. All other Evacuation Warnings and Orders remain in effect for the areas.

View the most current evacuation warnings and orders visit:
https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-office-1635934306689276/


 

Current Situation:
The fire north of Junction City to Cedar Gulch has held within the fire line and crews continue reinforcing containment line, mop-up and patrol. Fire activity increased
west of Hayfork, north of Hyampom Road, this afternoon in the same area where firefighters have been challenged daily by spot fires, steep terrain and low visibility.
A road closure has been placed at Nine-mile bridge, east to State Route 3 at Hyampom Road. Resources continue to build indirect dozer line north of Hyampom Road in the Fox Lane area. Contingency line construction from the Rusch Creek drainage, south towards Tule Creek Road is ongoing.

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 is meeting daily with Trinity County Sherriff’s office, CHP, California Interagency Incident Management Team 5, assisting agencies, and stakeholders to evaluate the existing evacuation warnings and orders. The goal is to safely repopulate these communities in collaboration as soon as possible.

Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day. Fire spread is fuel driven and does not depend on wind speed, as we have seen in previous years. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased rates of spread, spotting and active nighttime burning. We coordinate very closely with the US Forest Service and CalOES for our local and out of state partners, to ensure resources are shared.

Community Meetings:
A virtual community meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. tomorrow, September 1st.
The meeting will be live streamed on the CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit Facebook
page, CAL FIRE IMT 5’s YouTube channel and Shasta Trinity National Forest
Facebook page.

Trinity County Evacuation Orders, Evacuation Warnings, & Road Closures

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

Road Closures:
Nine-mile bridge east to State Route 3 at Hyampom Road. For the most up to date road closure information from Cal Trans, go to https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ 

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

Animal Evacuation Centers:

  • For assistance with large and small animal evacuations call: (530) 623-8126

Property Damage Assessment: 

For questions and information regarding the status of your property, call Trinity County Office of Emergency Services (OES) at (530) 623-1116.

Assigned Resources

Engines
165
Water Tenders
67
Helicopters
20
Air Tankers
Dozers
56
Hand Crews
36
Other
37
Total Personnel
2365
Cooperating Agencies
Name URL
Shasta Trinity National Forest https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7750/
Cooperating Agencies: California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, Trinity County Sheriff’s, Trinity County OES, Trinity County Public Utilities District, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps, California National Guard, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Hayfork Fire, Weaverville Fire, Junction City Fire, State of Washington, State of Arizona, State of Oklahoma, State of Alaska, State of Wisconsin, State of New Hampshire, State of Kentucky, State of Montana