Incident UpdateMonument Fire
Date: 08/23/2021 Time: 8:14 AM
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.**
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:
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: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office-1635934306689276/
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/
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:
- 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 Rodeo Grounds (large animal)
715 Auditorium Drive
- 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 .
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