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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 20 Update

Lava Fire Wildfire
News – 7/20/2021

 Lava Fire Update:  

Incident Start Date: June 25, 2021; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 26,316; Containment: 77%   Anticipated Full Containment: August 1, 2021  
Hand Crews: 2; Engines: 4; Helicopters: 0; Dozers: 1; Water Tenders: 2; Total Personnel: 49 
Firefighter Injuries: 6; Structures Threatened: 0; Structures Damaged: 1; Structures Destroyed: 23 (14 single residences) 

Weather: 
The weather over the fire area will start to calm over the next few days but will still be dry. Moderate winds will be still be moving through the area into the weekend. Today sunny, 70 degrees. S/SW winds 9-13 mph, gusting to 18. Tonight in the 50's, SW winds shifting to the N after midnight. Winds 8-14 mph with 22 mph gusts.  

Lava Fire:
   No significant fire growth 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. Please use alternative routes until repair activities are completed.  Road closures are still in effect for the Lava Fire due to road conditions and fire personnel in the area and the railroad bridge construction.  

Incident commander Ryan Reginato will replace William Bettencourt tomorrow, with Christopher Luxton remaining as the IC trainee.  

Dry conditions and record drought conditions express the need to adhere to the Fire Restrictions. Recreationists visiting public lands are required to “know before they go” what regulations are in place for each National Forest. We all need to do our part to keep ourselves and others safe. 

For information regarding the Salt and Bradley fires, 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) 

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