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Lava Fire

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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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

July 23 Update

Lava Fire Wildfire
News – 7/23/2021

 Lava Fire Update   July 23, 2021                  

Incident Start Date: June 25, 2021 Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 26,316 Containment: 77%    
Anticipated Full Containment: August 1, 2021   
Hand Crews: 1 Engines: 4 Helicopters: 0 Dozers: 1 Water Tenders: 2 Total Personnel: 50 Firefighter Injuries: 6  Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Damaged: 1 
  Structures Destroyed: 23 (14 single residences)   

Weather:  Today Sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind around 7 mph. Tonight Widespread haze. Clear, with a low around 56. North wind 5 to 8 mph.The warm and dry pattern will become warmer and drier during the weekend. Monsoonal moisture will move into the  region early next week with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms at least on Monday and Tuesday. 

Lava Fire:  The Lava Fire has shown no new growth in the last operational period. Crews assigned will continue to patrol the containment lines, eliminate any hazards, and act upon flareups that may occur near those lines. Some flareups may be visible in the evening hours within the fire perimeter near the upper ridges, as the fire continues to burn through unburned fuels within the fire lines, nearing the barren slope of Mount Shasta. 

A wildfire can smolder for months, which makes it hard to define when it is totally extinguished. Even when a fire is 100% contained you may still have visible smokes that are interior of the fire containment lines until significant precipitation can occur over the fire area. 

Please be mindful of the fire closures in effect for the Lava Fire area. Military Pass, Bolam Creek, and Hotlum roads remain closed. Please use alternative routes. Road closures are in effect for the Lava Fire due to road conditions, fire personnel in the area, and the railroad bridge construction.  

Remember, with record drought conditions and extremely dry weather, it is critically important to adhere to fire restrictions. Illegal and unattended campfires continue to result in new fires in the area. Recreationists visiting public lands are required to “know before they go” what regulations are in place for each National Forest. Please visit the Shasta-Trinity National Forest web page for current Fire Restrictions and closures. 

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Fire Information Line:  (530) 628-0039 (8 am to 9 pm daily)  


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