Incident UpdateMonument Fire
Date: 08/31/2021 Time: 4:52 PM
MONUMENT EVACUATION ORDERS AND CHANGES (August 31, 2021 4:00 p.m.)
WHAT: Evacuation Order and Warning changes
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: Northeast Hayfork near Big Creek Road and Barker Valley Road and Junction City
Reduced to Warning:
The area north of SR3, east of Barker Valley Road, south of the fire’s edge and west of Alder Gulch at the Alder
Gulch dozer line has been reduced to an evacuation warning.
The area north of SR3, east of Big Creek Road, south of the fire’s edge and west of Baker Valley Road has been
reduced to an evacuation warning.
Removed from Evacuation warning:
North of Evans Bar, east of Dutch Creek Road and Red Hill Road extending north to Coopers Bar, south of Upper
Road, west of Oregon Summit and outside the Forest Boundary.
For the most up to date road closure information from CalTrans, go to https://roads.dot.ca.gov/
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 a concern for residual fire activity in these 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 Evacuation Status in the area changes.
All other Evacuation Warnings and Orders remain in effect for the areas.
View the most current evacuation warnings and orders visit: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-County-Sheriffs-Office-1635934306689276/
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:
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:
- 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.
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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|