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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

June 28 Morning Update

Lava Fire Wildfire
News – 6/28/2021


Lava Fire morning update
Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Weed, Calif, June 28, 2021 8:00 a.m. —  As of 7 a.m. this morning, management of the Lava Fire has been transitioned to California Interagency Incident Management Team 14.

The Lava Fire was ignited by lightning on June 24, 2021. It is located approximately 3.5 miles north east of Weed. Strong, erratic winds yesterday afternoon caused the fire to grow considerably, especially to the north and east, away from the communities of Weed, Carrick, and Lake Shastina. As of 8 a.m. on Monday, June 28,the fire is  1,446 acres and is 20% contained. No new evacuations have been issued at this time. no new evacuations were issued, and no structures have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the Lava Fire.

Firefighters reported that the fire remained active overnight, especially on its northern edge. Firefighters were able to continue to make good progress on building line on that section, and successfully held the fire north and east of the railroad tracks.  

Today, priorities will include scouting opportunities for containment to the north and holding the constructed lines to the south and west, cutting off fire progression into the

communities. Challenges to firefighters include steep, rocky terrain, limited road access to the fire, and limited water sources close to the fire. Several temporary water tanks will

be installed to assist firefighters in supplying engines and aircraft with water. Hot and dry conditions are expected to persist through tomorrow with low humidity and only moderate

humidity recovery overnight. South winds are expected to increase over the fire area today, increasing chances of continued spread to the north.

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