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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

July 26 Update

Lava Fire Wildfire
News – 7/27/2021

 Incident Start Date: June 25, 2021; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 26,316; Containment: 77%  

Anticipated Full Containment
: August 1, 2021 

Hand Crews
: 2; Engines: 5; Helicopters: 0; Dozers: 1; Water Tenders: 2; Total Personnel:48

Weather:  Today mostly cloudy with haze and slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, valley high’s 94-100 degrees and upper slopes 81-89.Winds are expected to be southeast 5 to 7 mph in the valleys and south 5 to 8 mph on the ridges and upper slopes. Monsoonal moisture will move back north early this week bringing a return of shower and thunderstorm chances for Today into Wednesday.

Lava Fire:  The Lava Fire continues to smolder and 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 also be keeping a watch on the fire in the wilderness and will take action when necessary. 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 vegetation.

A wildfire can smolder for months, making it hard to define when it is totally extinguished. Even when a fire is 100% contained smoke may still be visible interior to fire containment lines until significant precipitation occurs 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. 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 “Know Before You Go” 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)