McFarland Fire Update
September 1, 2021
Overnight the McFarland Fire remained within the existing containment lines and has held at 122,653 acres with 98% containment. Weather is expected to be warm and dry and fire behavior to be limited on the incident. Wind could cause a general increase in fire activity in unburned interior fuels within the containment lines. This does not pose a threat to current containment. Firefighters continue to focus on mop-up and patrol of existing lines. Over the course of the McFarland Fire, approximately 102 miles of hose was deployed in efforts to contain it. Firefighters continue to backhaul hose to be prepped and sent to other incidents for use.
Effective 6:00 p.m. tonight, California Interagency Incident Management Team 11 (CIIMT 11) will transition out of managing the incident and return it to the Shasta Trinity National Forest. Forest Closure in Effect To better provide public and firefighter safety due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. This closure will be in effect from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. This order does not affect the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, which is not in the Pacific Southwest Region. Forest Closure News Release
Effective 6:00 p.m., 09/01/21, the incident information phone number and email address will be changed to the following: