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Lava Fire

Unit Information

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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Incident Contacts

Lava Fire Information
Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: 8am-9pm

Lava Evacuation Info
Phone: 530-643-3661
Hours: 8-5

CHP Traffic Info
Phone: 530-842-4438
Hours: 8-5

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The Lava Fire started on 6/24/21 by lightning northeast of the community of Weed. The continued hard work from our local, regional and national firefighting resources has stopped the forward spread of this fire. This will be the last report unless significant fire activity occurs. Isolated interior smokes may be visible as stump holes continue to burn. Fire resource will continue to monitor and patrol the fire area as needed to keep the fire perimeter within its current location.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 24th, 2021 approx. 07:45 AM
LocationNortheast of the community of Weed
Incident CommanderMount Shasta Ranger District
Incident DescriptionSingle Complex
Coordinates41.459 latitude, -122.329 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size26,409 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Timber and brush fuels broken by lava stringers that separate the available fuels. Live fuel moistures are very low for this time of the year.

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal with smoldering and creeping towards tree line.


Planned Actions

Crews will continue to actively patrol and suppress emerging hot spots within the fire perimeter as needed to minimize the possibility of fire spread.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued mop up and patrol. Within the burned area, pockets of smoke and unburned fuel islands will remain a concern.


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cool conditions will limit fire activity.