Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
Lava Fire Update July 24, 2021
Incident Start Date: June 25, 2021Cause: 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: 52 Firefighter Injuries: 6 Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Damaged: 1 Structures Destroyed: 23 (14 single residences)
Weather: Over the fire area expect sunny with smoke high of 75 and a low of 63 northeast winds around 4 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. In the lower elevations you can expect widespread smoke. Sunny with a high near 96 and a low of 59 South winds 5-7mph. High pressure will bring very dry, hot weather this weekend, South winds will bring an influx of smoke to the area. A possibility of monsoonal moisture will result in a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday through 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. Fire personnel will keep a watch on the fire in the wilderness, if it crosses east of Bolam Creek action will be taken to suppress the fire. 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.
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.
With record drought conditions and extremely dry weather, it is critically important to adhere to fire restrictions. Visit the Shasta-Trinity National Forest web page for current Fire Restrictions and closures. https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf/home
For More Information:
Fire Information Line: (530) 628-0039 (8 am to 9 pm daily)
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