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McFarland Fire

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

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Phone: 530-276-8709
Hours: Daily 8am - 8pm

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The McFarland Fire was started by lightning on July 29th near McFarland Ridge, south of Highway 36 near Wildwood, California. The fire is currently mapped at 122,653 acres with 100% containment.

BURNED AREA EMERGENCY RESPONSE (BAER) ASSESSMENT  Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands and take immediate actions to implement emergency stabilization measures before the first post-fire damaging events. Fires result in loss of vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, and damage to critical natural and cultural resources.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 29th, 2021 approx. 06:45 PM
LocationMcFarland Ridge, south of Highway 36
Incident CommanderJason Bunker
Incident DescriptionSouth of Wildwood, CA
Coordinates40.35 latitude, -123.034 longitude

Current Situation

Size122,653 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday September 16th, 2021 approx. 03:45 PM



Acres burned by ownership to date:

USDA: 66,514

Private: 50,219

BLM: 5,040

CA Lands Commission: 608

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