Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 08/23/2021 Time: 1:06 PM

Incident Facts

Monument Fire
Start Date/Time
Incident Status
Del Loma, CA near Monument Peak
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE and Shasta Trinity National Forest
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary


WHAT: Trinity County, Evacuation Orders Reduced to Evacuation Warnings

WHEN: Effective Immediately

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. Dutch Creek Road, Evans Bar and Solider Creek will remain closed. The road closure will be on Dutch Creek Road, south of the intersection of Dutch Creek Road and Red Hill Road. There will be a road closure at SR 299 at Sky Ranch Road. Residents and Emergency personnel only will be allowed access to the
above listed open areas. East Fork/ Helena Road will remain closed.

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

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.

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:

Firefighters are strengthening the fire line with low intensity and favorable conditions along the Dutch Creek drainage; most areas are secured down to the
road and tactical patrol continues near Junction City. From the Dutch Creek drainage to Maxwell Creek, crews are expanding the depth of the containment line. Indirect line construction and improvement from Maxwell Creek to the west will continue today utilizing Sierra Pacific Industry’s road system. West of Hayfork, heavy equipment and crews are building fire line that will connect the North and South Zone of the Monument Fire.

Overnight, thick smoke remained over the fire and settled back into valleys and the river corridor with nightly diurnal winds. Fire activity was greater in thermal belts
but mainly backed and flanked through surface fuels. In steeper terrain, roll out made small uphill runs with single and group tree torching.

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 windtive 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.

**A new Fire Information line has been established for the South Zone of the Monument Fire. Please call (949) 433-2638.**

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. All links are listed above or use the QR code to the left. 

Evacuation Orders, Evacuation Warnings, & Road Closures

For the latest road closures and evacuation information in Trinity County visit:

Evacuation Orders:
Trinity County – 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: 

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:

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.

Sign up for Trinity County Code Red Alerts:

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.

Forest Closures:  Effective August 7, 2021 through October 31, 2021, the Shasta-Trinity Forest has issued Forest Order No. 14-21-21 Monument Fire Closure. Information on the forest order can be found on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest website at Shasta-Trinity NF .

Assigned Resources

Water Tenders
Air Tankers
Hand Crews
Total Personnel
Cooperating Agencies
Name URL
Shasta Trinity National Forest