Incident UpdateMonument Fire
Date: 08/31/2021 Time: 6:55 PM
The fire north of Junction City to Cedar Gulch has held within the fire line and crews continue reinforcing containment line, mop-up and patrol. Fire activity increased
west of Hayfork, north of Hyampom Road, this afternoon in the same area where firefighters have been challenged daily by spot fires, steep terrain and low visibility.
A road closure has been placed at Nine-mile bridge, east to State Route 3 at Hyampom Road. Resources continue to build indirect dozer line north of Hyampom Road in the Fox Lane area. Contingency line construction from the Rusch Creek drainage, south towards Tule Creek Road is ongoing.
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.
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
Trinity County Evacuation Orders, Evacuation Warnings, & Road Closures
For the latest evacuation information and road closures in Trinity County visit:
Nine-mile bridge east to State Route 3 at Hyampom Road. 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:
- 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.
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|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|