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Monument Fire

Unit Information

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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Incident Contact

Fire information
Email: 2021.monument@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: 8am to 4:30pm

Monument Fire Update, October 20, 2021

Monument Fire Wildfire
News – 10/20/2021

People and Equipment:  347 personnel, 8 hand crews, 12 engines, 2 bulldozers, 4 water tenders,

1 masticator, 10 excavators, 3 skidders

Current Situation: The Monument Fire’s footprint remains at 223,124 acres and is 94% contained. The fire is essentially out.  Suppression repair and hazard tree mitigation work will continue, weather permitting.  The focus is hazard tree removal along the 16 Road and suppression repair/hazard tree mitigation in the southern portion of the fire footprint west of Hayfork.

For information on after-fire actions, including a burn severity map of the Monument Fire area, please refer to the Monument-Knob Post-Fire BAER information on InciWeb..

Weather and Fire Behavior: Yesterday the fire area receive the expected 0.5” to 0.75” of rain.  Today the rain will end by mid-morning with cloudy skies and scattered showers through the day.  Temperatures will remain cool with a high of 55 degrees.  Similar weather conditions are expected tomorrow. The weather conditions will slow down the suppression repair and hazard tree mitigation work.

Forest Closure: The Shasta-Trinity National Forest issued a superseding Forest closure order with a map on October 2, 2021 that opens up areas on the western and northwestern flanks of the Monument Fire. Please see the order for specific roads and trails still closed. National Forest closures near the Monument and other fires remain in effect to keep local communities and the firefighters safe. All closure orders and maps are on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest website home page. Before visiting the Forest, please check the order and avoid closed areas.

Road Closures and Restrictions (Trinity County):

Please check  https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ for current highway conditions on Highway 299:  work is in progress due to the Monument Fire and unrelated rock-slides.