Incident UpdateMonument Fire
Date: 08/20/2021 Time: 7:29 PM
Fire activity was moderate today due to limited winds resulting in smoke remaining over the fire. These conditions and fire behavior provided an opportunity for firefighters to make progress in securing established fire lines.
Near Junction City on the Monument fire, fire crews are reinforcing and holding the fire line while conducting mop up operations. The fire is approximately 6 miles west of the community of Weaverville. Efforts are being made to keep the fire within the Dutch Creek drainage to prevent progression towards Oregon Mountain, Weaverville and Douglas City. In the Hayfork area, the Sierra Pacific Industry road system is being utilized as direct fire line. Crews continue to protect the community of Hayfork by securing the southern fire perimeter.
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 spread rates, 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 resource availability.
**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. on Saturday, August 21st, 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
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
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:
- Small & Large Animals:
- Hoopa Rodeo Grounds Pine Creek Road Willow Creek, CA 95573
- Trinity County Animal Shelter 563 Mountain View St. Weaverville, CA 96093 (530) 623-1370
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