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Knob Fire

Unit Information

Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501

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Incident Contacts

Peggi Lawrence
Phone: 707-497-4244
Hours: Mon-Sat 8-5 pm

Fire Information
Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm everyday

Highlighted Activity

09/24/2021 Monument, Knob Fire Daily Update for 09.24.21
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News - 09/24/2021
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Today's Update | Incident Map

The Knob Fire was reported on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon.  It began about 3 miles south-southwest of Willow Creek on the Six Rivers National Forest.
By September 1, 2021 the fire was at 1,961 acres and 0% contained.  Several areas were under mandatory evacuation orders with other areas under warnings.  The forest decided to have the Knob Fire managed by the Incident Management Team working on the Monument Fire.
After work concentrating to get the fire under control, 100% containment was achieved as of the morning of September 12, 2021. Total acreage as of that date was 2,421 acres.  All evacuation orders and warnings had been lifted.
The final 209 report was produced the evening of September 14, 2021.  The cause of the fire remains undetermined. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 29th, 2021 approx. 02:30 PM
Location3 miles SSW of Willow Creek, CA.
Incident CommanderSix Rivers National Forest
Coordinates40.916 latitude, -123.634 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel100
Size2,421 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday September 12th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Closed Timber Litter

Timber (Grass and Understory)


The fire is within an area with little documented fire history. Canopy closure is predictably tight. All live

fuels are cured to levels normally seen in late September.

Significant Events

The Knob Fire remains at approximately 2,421 (+0) acres and 100 (+0) percent contained. As of today, Friday, September 24, management of the Knob Fire was returned to the Six Rivers National Forest.


Planned Actions

Implement suppression repair on the Knob fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire. With diurnal nighttime winds and shorter days, fire behavior will temper

considerably under locally "good" relative humidity recovery. Fire behavior will be low

intensity surface fire, interior to control lines on the northern most perimeter. No expansion

expected, as the fire incrementally consumes unburned fuels within containment lines.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Later today we will see a pattern shift, with wind flow becoming more out of the west. Temperatures will be warm again this afternoon. Although we will see a shift to that westerly flow, dry air will remain in place across the fire.