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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 27 Update

Lava Fire Wildfire
News – 7/27/2021

Incident Start Date: June 25, 2021; Cause: Lightning; Acreage: 26,365; Containment: 78%
Anticipated Full Containment: August 1, 2021
Hand Crews: 2; Engines: 5; Helicopters: 0; Dozers: 0; Water Tenders: 0; Total Personnel: 42

This will be the final update unless significant fire activity occurs later.

 Today mostly cloudy with haze and slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, valley high’s 75-85 degrees and upper slopes 69-77. Winds are expected to be east 5 to 8 mph in the valleys and southeast 5 to 8 mph on the ridges and upper slopes. Mostly cloudy, isolated showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Cooler temperatures today followed by hotter temperatures mid to late week.

Lava Fire:
 The Lava Fire continues to smolder and is 78% contained.  Fire personnel assigned to the incident 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.

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. A new forest order has been implemented superseding 14-21-15. Lava Fire closure order No. 14-21-20 can be found at 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)