McFarland Fire Update
August 31, 2021
The McFarland Fire continues to remain within the existing containment lines and has held at 122,653 acres. Containment is currently at 95%. Firefighters patrolled the fire area last night, and saw containment lines hold up against winds that gusted up to 46 mph in parts of the fire area.
Firefighters will continue to mop up, secure, and patrol the fire perimeter today. Excess resources are now able to be redeployed to other local incidents that need assistance. Thousands of feet of fire hose no longer being used on the incident is being taken off the fire line and prepped to fill orders for other incidents. Interior smokes may be visible in the near future as some heavy fuels continue to burn. This burning poses no danger of escaping since they are well within the containment lines. The vegetation remains very dry, and with low humidity and high temperatures there remains elevated fire danger.
A damage assessment team has identified 24 residential structures and 22 other structures destroyed and one residential structure damaged. The damage assessment is complete. To view the McFarland Fire structure status map please visit: https://arcg.is/Pu8GW
Forest Closure in Effect
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has announced a temporary closure of nine National Forests for public and firefighter safety that includes the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This closure will be effective through September 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m., and may be reassessed as conditions change. The full closure order and closure map are available at https://go.usa.gov/xF7EM