Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 08/25/2021 Time: 4:34 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
154344
Containment
20
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
13100
Structures Destroyed
50
Structures Damaged
3
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
2
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

MONUMENT FIRE WEAVERVILLE EVACUATION WARNINGS LIFTED (8/25/2021 4:30PM)

WHAT: Trinity County, Evacuation Warnings Lifted

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: Areas along State Route 299 from Oregon Summit to Little Browns Creek Road. From the State Route 3 and State Route 299 intersection in Weaverville north to the end of East Weaver Creek Road. This area includes Oregon Mountain, Glennison Gap, Oregon Street, West Democrat Gulch and all of Weaverville proper. All other Evacuation Warnings and Orders remain in effect for the areas of Trinity Center/ Coffee Creek, Hayfork, Burnt Ranch, Hawkins Bar, Denny, and Douglas City.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Highway 299 at Ammon Road, Dutch Creek Road at Red Hill Road, Highway 299 at Sky Ranch Road. Both road closures are open to residents and emergency responders only.

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 fire activity in these listed 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 situation in the area changes. The public needs to be aware there is still a concern for residual fire activity in these areas. 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.

Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. There may still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue their suppression operations. When driving to your property check for hazards. At your property check for fire or fire damage. If your services are off, check for burned service equipment and facilities. When you have secured safety outside of your home, check inside for fire or damage.


Current Situation:

Crews continue to reinforce and patrol the fire line in the Junction City and Dutch creek drainage areas. From Maxwell Creek to Barker Creek Road, firefighters are strengthening containment lines; if conditions allow today, aircraft may be used to reinforce the fire line. Resources are maintaining the fire perimeter between Barker Creek Road and Big Creek by conducting mop-up and patrol. In the Cedar Gulch area, crews completed direct fire line despite an increase in fire activity on the north eastern side of Hayfork. Crews are actively engaged with direct suppression efforts. West of Cedar Gulch, coordination with the North Zone is
ongoing to connect contingency line between the two zones.

Conditions will cool slightly today with smoke partially clearing over the Hayfork area in the afternoon hours, mainly over the southern edge of the fire. Stronger terrain driven winds are expected late afternoon into the early evening with gusts as late as 6:00 P.M. but will diminish overnight. Relative humidity values will recover to a moderate level.

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. Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. 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.

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

Evacuation Orders:
Trinity County – The Monument Fire continues to threaten communities in Trinity County. Evacuation orders remain in effect for areas of Hayfork, portions of Junction City, Helena 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-1635934306689276/

Evacuation Warnings:
The areas along SR 299, West of Oregon Summit to Cemetery Road. This area includes Eagle Rock Quarry, Slattery Pond, Sky Ranch Road, Red Hill Road, Canyon Creek Road north to Ripstein Campground, Upper Road, Powerhouse Road, Valdor Road, Lake Road, the Eastern most section of Hocker Meadow Road and all of Coopers Bar Estates. Portions of Weaverville. Residents and Emergency personnel only will be allowed access to the above listed open areas.

The areas along SR 299 west of Cemetery Road thru Big Flat, Big Bar and Del Loma, to Big Mountain Road. This includes the southernmost area of Wheel Gulch, the first 2 miles south of SR 299 on Corral Bottom Road in Big Bar, Price Creek Road, Big Bar Dump Road, Lilac Lane, Pattison Ranch Road, Red Horse Road, Lakewood Drive, Orchard Lane, Clement Road, Poker Lane, Prairie Creek Road, Big Mountain Road.

The areas along SR 299 west of Big Mountain Road thru Cedar Flat and Burnt Ranch to SR 299 near Ammon Road. This includes the first 8 miles up Underwood Mountain Road south of SR 299, Friedrich Road, School House Road, Stagecoach Drive, Iris Lane, Hennessey Road, Veterans Hall Road, and McConnaha Road. Trinity Center/Coffee Creek, Hawkins Bar, Denny.

Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office-1635934306689276/

Road Closures:
Dutch Creek Road at Red Hill Road. Dutch Creek Road, Evans Bar and Solider Creek will remain closed. Highway 299 at Sky Ranch Road. Highway 299 at Ammon Road. Both road closures are open to residents and emergency responders only. East Fork/ Helena Road. All of Big French Creek Road north Highway 299 and the area north of the residences on Big Mountain Road will remain closed.


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:

  • Warehouse (small animal)
    145 Locust Street
    Redding, CA

  • Redding Rodeo Grounds (large animal)
    715 Auditorium Drive
    Redding, CA

  • Hoopa Rodeo Grounds (large animal)
    Pine Creek Road
    Willow Creek, CA 

Property Damage Assessment: 

CAL FIRE damage inspection teams will continue to make assessments in affected areas.

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
148
Water Tenders
58
Helicopters
14
Air Tankers
Dozers
52
Hand Crews
39
Other
27
Total Personnel
1915
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