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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
Email: 2021.Lava@firenet.gov
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

Morning Update 7/2/21

Lava Fire Wildfire
News – 7/2/2021

Weed, CA—Evacuation orders have been downgraded to evacuation warnings for the areas of Lake Shastina and Carrick as of yesterday evening. All other evacuation orders remain in effect.  Today, priorities will include protecting critical infrastructure using direct tactics supported by aircraft. Crews will continue line operations and mop-up, building direct and contingency lines on the east side of the fire toward Military Pass when the conditions are favorable. Firefighters will be strengthening containment lines and mopping up the southern and western flanks to protect the communities of Weed, Mt. Shasta, Mount Shasta Vista and Big Springs. 

Fire continues to threaten subdivisions to the north of County Road A12. Fire containment is expected to grow on the north and east around the flanks near Mt Shasta Vista.

Below average winter snowpack and hot, dry, windy conditions have created burning conditions similar to those normally experienced in August. Diurnal winds and drought conditions are contributing to the northeast and eastern fire spread. Challenges to firefighters include steep, rocky terrain, limited road access to the fire, and limited water sources near the fire. The fire is spreading by short range spotting and single and group tree torching through grass, brush and scattered timber.

The Lava Fire is now being managed by California Incident Management Team 1 which assumed unified management with CAL FIRE at 6 pm tonight.

EVACUATION ORDER AREAS:

Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision, County Road A-12 north and south, Harry Cash Road, 4 Corners to Hart Road, north side of Hoy Road, North along Highway 97 to County Road A-12, Communities of Juniper Valley off Big Springs Road from Highway 97 to McDonald Lane on both east and west sides of Big Springs Road.

Highway 97 is closed between the City of Weed and City of Dorris on Highway 97.