Incident UpdateMonument Fire

Date: 08/31/2021 Time: 8:20 AM

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
Counties
Trinity
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE and Shasta Trinity National Forest
Size
170945
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:

From the North/South Zone boundary to Cedar Gulch firefighters are building depth to the fire line with mop-up operations and patrol. Crews are constantly chasing spot fires from Cedar Gulch to north of Hyampom Road. Contingency line construction continues along the north edge of Hyampom Road connecting established lines near Rusch Creek that will protect the western edge of Hayfork.

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 is meeting daily with Trinity County Sherriff’s office, Trinity County EOC, and CHP to evaluate the existing evacuation warnings and orders. The goal is to safely repopulate these communities in collaboration with our stakeholders 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. 

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

Road Closures:
Soldier Creek, Carr Creek, Barker Creek, Barker Valley and Big Creek Roads along with all other roads within the evacuation areas remain closed. Traffic on SR299 between the communities of Helena and Burnt Ranch are subject to intermittent closures. 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:

  • Hoopa Rodeo Grounds (large animal)
    Pine Creek Road
    Willow Creek, CA 

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
174
Water Tenders
68
Helicopters
20
Air Tankers
Dozers
58
Hand Crews
50
Other
37
Total Personnel
2415
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