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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

July 18 Update

Lava Fire Wildfire
News – 7/18/2021

 Lava Fire: 

Incident Start Date: June 25, 2021; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 26,316; Containment: 77%  
Anticipated Full Containment: August 1, 2021 
Hand Crews: 1 ; Engines: 5; Helicopters: 0; Dozers: 1; Water Tenders: 2; Total Personnel: 52 
Firefighter Injuries: 6; Structures Threatened: 0; Structures Damaged: 1; Structures Destroyed: 23 (14 single residences) 

Weather: Red Flag Warning for Fire Weather watch is in affect for hot, dry and strong, gusty wind conditions this afternoon through 8:00 pm this evening 

Lava Fire: 

The Fire Organization Team that has been managing the lava fire has now transitioned to a local, Type 4 team based out of Mt. Shasta. The new Incident Commander is Bill Bettencourt with Chris Luxton as his trainee. 

No significant fire growth or spotting occurred in the fire area yesterday. Crews continue to monitor containment lines and engage as necessary, while an engine continues to patrol for any flareups overnight. As seen from the valley, the fire is burning sporadically at the upper edge of the timberline, above 6,600 feet and nearing the barren slopes of Mt. Shasta. Resources still assigned to the Lava fire will remain in the area as needed for patrol and for the potential for new starts. 

Military Pass RD remains closed until further notification, but equipment operators have finished grading the road and placing rock to assist with erosion control. Please use alternative routes until repair activities are completed. 

Dry conditions and record drought conditions express the need to adhere to the Fire Restrictions. Recreationalists are required to know before they go to the public lands on what regulations are in place for each National Forest. We all need to do our part to keep ourselves and each other safe this year.  

For information regarding the Salt Fire, call the Lava Fire line. 

For More Information:  

Inciweb:       inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7581/                     Twitter:  @ShastaTrinityNF 

Facebook:  @ShastaTrinityNF Email      2021.Lava@firenet.gov 

Story Map:  https://arcg.is/1CC9Pn Fire Information Line:  (530) 628-0039 (8 am to 9 pm daily