Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 09/01/2021 Time: 6:46 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
Unknown
Counties
Trinity
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE and Shasta Trinity National Forest
Size
174759
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

 

Current Situation:

North of Junction City to Cedar Gulch, minimal fire activity has been observed while crews are conducting mop-up operations and patrol. North of Hyampom Road,
west of Cedar Gulch, the fire is being held at the containment line near Fox Lane. West of Fox Lane where the fire breached the fire line yesterday, the fire is backing
down-hill toward Hyampom Road and is terrain driven with little influence from winds. Resources are concentrated in this area conducting fire line construction
and are prepositioned, should fire activity increase. From Rucsh Creek south towards Tule Creek Road, contingency line continues to be established and
reinforced.

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

SOUTH ZONE EVACUATION ORDERS:

Forest Area

Interior of the forest boundary

Barker Mountain Area
North of SR3 and Hayfork Summit Rd. extending to Barker Mountain, south of the forest boundary, and west of Dutch Creek Rd.

North West Hayfork Area
North and east of SR 3 and Hyampom Rd., south of Farmer Ranch Rd., and west of Brady Rd.

South West Hayfork Area
All areas along the south side of Hyampom Road, from Nine Mile Bridge, east to Cedar Gulch Road

SOUTH ZONE EVACUATION WARNINGS:

South Junction City Area
North and east of Dutch Creek Rd., south of Evans Bar, west of Johnson Point.

North East Hayfork Area
North of SR 3, east of Alder Gulch Dozer line to Clems Flat, south and west of Hayfork Summit Rd. North of SR 3, east of Barker Valley Rd., south of the fire’s edge, west of Alder Gulch at the Alder Gulch Dozer Line. North of SR 3, east of Big Creek Rd., south of the fire’s edge, west of Barker Valley Rd.

North Hayfork Area
North of SR 3, east of Brady Rd., south of the fire’s edge, west of Big Creek Rd.

South Hayfork
North of Salt Creek Growers to Hyampom Rd. and 9 Mile Bridge, south of Hyampom Rd. and SR 3, west of Wildwood Rd.

Road Closures:
All roads inside the fire’s edge.
All roads at the forest boundary.
All roads accessed north from SR 3 / Hyampom Rd. that are west of Big Creek
Rd., and east of Nine Mile Bridge
Hyampom Rd. at Nine Mile Bridge east to Hyampom Rd. at Cedar Creek Rd.

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
170
Water Tenders
70
Helicopters
20
Air Tankers
Dozers
55
Hand Crews
54
Other
43
Total Personnel
2427
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