Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 08/19/2021 Time: 8:02 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
136379
Containment
10
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
13100
Structures Destroyed
32
Structures Damaged
1
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
2
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Situation:

The fire is fuel driven as a result of extended and extreme drought conditions with influence of steep slopes and winds. Northeast winds brought active fire behavior and lower relative humidity. Consistent fire spread was observed in all fuel types, but accelerated in lighter fuels with a southwest exposure. Smoke from nearby fires continued to influence fire behavior.

Firefighters continue to minimize impacts to residents, critical infrastructure, commercial timberland and surrounding communities. Ground resources continue to construct strategic primary and secondary contingency fire lines while improving and reinforcing direct fire line.

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:
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-1635934306689276/ 


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-1635934306689276/ 

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.

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
Total Personnel
1583
Cooperating Agencies
Name URL
Shasta Trinity National Forest https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7750/