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Dairy Fire

Unit Information

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
Fish and Wildlife Service
752 County Road 99W Willows California 95988
Willows, CA 95988

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Incident Contact

Pam Bierce
Phone: 9164146542

The Dairy Fire, located south of Red Bluff adjacent to the Sacramento River, started on June 15, 2021 and is now 100% contained. The fire burned approximately 163 acres of the La Barranca and Mooney units of the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, primarily through remnant riparian forests and a small piece of habitat that had recently been restored. Firefighters from the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, U.S. Forest Service, and CalFireĀ  worked through the night and held the fire at 165 acres. Firefighters from the refuge and USFS continued to work in hot and dry conditions securing the perimeter and extinguishing hot spots, preventing the fire from crossing the containment lines during the high heat and north winds. Wildfire in these remnant forests is rare, the current hot and dry conditions in a typically wet habitat underscores the importance of fire safety in and around these dry forest habitats.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday June 15th, 2021 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationSacramento River National Wildlife Refuge
Incident CommanderJose Palacios and Ben Wright (T), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Coordinates40.106 latitude, -122.137 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size165 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday June 23rd, 2021 approx. 08:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory), tall brush and grass

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering


Planned Actions

Firefighters continue to monitor fire perimeter

Projected Incident Activity

No additional acres expected