Current Situation: On October 25 at 6:00 p.m., the Monument Fire reached 100 percent containment. The fire was reported on July 30, 2021 and burned 223,124 acres. The focus now is on repair work to remove hazardous trees from high-use areas, clear culverts and repair dozer and hand line to limit potential resource issues. Over 367 miles of repair has been completed to date, however repair work is expected to continue for quite a while into the future.
Management of the repair operations on the Monument Fire were transferred to a local Type 3 team on the Shasta Trinity National Forest. The new team is working out of the Weaverville Ranger District Office. A total of 74 personnel remain.
Due to hazard tree removal and fire debris, everyone should take extra precautions while traveling through the fire area.Visitors to the area should be aware of hazards within including but not limited to fire weakened hazard trees, stump holes, loose rock and debris on steep slopes. Landslides, loose rock and other debris can impact the roads at any moment so please drive with caution.
This will be the last news release for the Monument Fire. When significant changes or activity occur Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov) and the Shasta Trinity National Forest Facebook page will be updated until the fire is called out.
Road Closures: State Highway 299 is closed from 4.5 miles east of Burnt Ranch to 3 miles east of Big Bar (Trinity County) Division of Traffic Operations - Road Information - California Highway Information. Monitor Caltrans's District 2 website (https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-2) or Twitter feed for current highway-closure information.
Forest Closure: Although the fire might appear to be out, large diameter trees and stump holes could continue to smolder well into the winter months. Closures are in place not only for the safety of firefighters while they work on repair operations, but for the safety of the public. 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 the closed areas.
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