Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 08/18/2021 Time: 9:15 PM

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
128613
Containment
10
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
10100
Structures Destroyed
31
Structures Damaged
3001
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
2
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Situation:

CAL FIRE’s Incident Management Team 5 (IMT 5) transitioned into Unified Command with the U.S. Forest Service today at 07:00 A.M. The fire has been split
two zones. The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team is in command of the North Zone of the Monument Fire. IMT 5 is in command of the South Zone of the Monument Fire. The South Zone’s northern border starts at Highway 299 and Coopers Bar just west of Junction City extending to the southern border ending
at Hyampom Road and Little Creek. Both teams are engaged in a coordinated and collaborative response to take suppressive action on the Monument Fire, which has continued to challenge crews because of erratic fire behavior, dry and hot air temperatures and drought stressed fuels. Due to resource draw down throughout the state, the priority for firefighter and law enforcement is the safety of the community and protection of infrastructure.

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:
Big Bar, Del Loma Areas, Cedar Flat, Big Flat and Helena, Junction City, Red Hill, Canyon Creek, Coopers Bar and Burnt Ranch, Sky Ranch Road and Rifle Range Road, Barker Mountain and the areas northwest of Hayfork Summit and Sunshine Meadows, Harrison Road, Farmer Ranch Road and for residences from Ewing Road, up through all residences off Brady Road in Hayfork. All areas north of SR 3 from Hayfork Summit through the town of Hayfork. All areas north of the intersection of SR 3 and Hyampom Road down to 9 Mile Bridge.

Evacuation Warnings:
Weaverville, Douglas City, and Hayfork. All areas north of SR 3 from Hayfork Summit through the town of Hayfork. All areas north of the intersection of SR 3 and Hyampom Road down to 9 Mile Bridge. Victoria Lane, Devils Gulch, Carr Creek Road, Garden Gulch, all of Barker Creek Road, all of Barker Valley Road, Uchytil Lane, all of Big Creek Road, Reservior Road, Blue Jay Lane, Beals Street, all of Brady Road and all Side Roads, Mercill Drive, Highland Drive, Circle Drive, Vista And North Vista Lanes, Bean Gulch, Cedar Gulch, Fox Lane, Horse Trail Hill, New Country Road, Lucky Jeep Trail. All areas south of SR 3, from Hayfork Summit, through the town of Hayfork, south on SR 3 to Salt Creek growers. All areas south of Hyampom Road from the intersection of SR 3 in Hayfork to 9 Mile Bridge. Summit Creek Road, Duncan Creek Road, English Lane, Wingert Road, Nelson Road, The Area Around Widlwood Road Just South Of Sr 3, Raven Lane, East Road Oak Street, West Oak Street, Morgan Hill, Riverview Road, Conrad Gulch, Genest Street, Locust Street, Sebring Street, Genest Street, Serenello Drive, Madrone Street, Center Street Humboldt Street, Manzanita Street, Kingsbury Gulch Road, Shasta Street, Michel Street, Marvel Street, Hayfork Fair Grounds, Al Of Hayfork Mill Camp, Tule Creek Road, Wizards Way, Eskaton Manner, Doctor Lane, Turkey Track. 

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 rock slides and downed snags. It is an important transportation route between the Pacific coast and inland communities whereclosure limits access to medical care for residents downriver in the fire area.

Evacuation Centers:

  • Trinity Valley Elementary School (Humboldt County)
    730 North Hwy 96
    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
85
Water Tenders
25
Helicopters
9
Air Tankers
Dozers
15
Hand Crews
16
Other
Total Personnel
889
Cooperating Agencies
Name URL
Shasta Trinity National Forest https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7750/