Monument North Zone Fire and Knob Fire Evening Update
September 1, 2021
MONUMENT FIRE RESOURCES: 2,427 personnel, 38 hand crews, 170 engines, 20 helicopters, 55 dozers, 59 water tenders, 19 masticators KNOB FIRE RESOURCES: 210 personnel, 7 hand crews, 18 engines, 1 dozer, 2 water tenders. CURRENT SITUATION: The Monument fire is estimated at 174,759 acres and 29% contained. The Knob Fire is estimated at 2,066 acres and 34% contained. Today, fire resources focused in two areas; the Knob Fire and in the southwest portion of the Monument Fire along the Hyampom Road. Monument Fire North Zone: Due to an inversion, fire activity was minimal over the area. There are no concerns with completed fire lines from Corral Bottoms to Burnt Ranch. Masticators continue to work in the New River area improving contingency lines. The fire continues to be active on Big Mountain and it is being monitored. In the northeast section, crews completed the dozer line on Backbone Ridge and constructed handline down to the East Fork of North Fork Trinity River securing the contingency line. Crews continued strengthening the fire line along Hyampom Road and contingency lines to the south. Fire managers believe there is about two more days of work to secure fire lines in the area. Monument Fire South Zone (including the communities of Weaverville, Hayfork and Junction City): Please visit the CAL FIRE Shasta -Trinity Unit Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRESHU Knob Fire: Fire crews had some success with the Knob Fire today, though it did push hard at Butterfly Creek towards the SR Highway 299. A dozer line is being constructed up a ridge from Butterfly Creek to Bloody Nose Creek. To the east of South Fork Trinity River, crews were successful with containing the head of the fire. To the west, crews are constructing a containment line up the FS Road 6N13 Road in the direction of Brushy Mountain, then back to Friday Ridge. SR HIGHWAY 299: The highway has reopened with restrictions on the times public travel is allowed through the fire area. Five times a day, starting at 7:00 A.M. and ending at 7:00 P.M. pilot cars will lead vehicle caravans in the section between Burnt Ranch and Helena. These groups will leave from both sides every three hours. Residents may also travel this section of highway between 7:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. by showing proof of their address. WEATHER: As in previous days, very light winds over the fire area hampered smoke dispersal today. Warmer temperatures are expected this weekend but winds will remain light. EVACUATION ORDERS: Monument Fire: OnMonday August 31st, many areas within the Monument Fire area had changes to the evacuation orders and warnings. At 7 P.M. last night, the following evacuation order was announced for West Hayfork: all areas along the south side of Hyampom Road, from Nine Mile Bridge, east to Cedar Gulch Road, this includes Drinkwater Gulch, Phares Lane, Doctor Lane, Turkey Track Road, Old Haywagon Road, and Digger Road are now under an Evacuation Order. Please refer to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for detailed information on closures at Trinity County Sheriff's Office | Facebook Knob Fire: All areas east of SR Highway 299 to the Trinity River, south of Butterfly Creek Road to Friday Ridge Road. Areas west of SR Highway 299 to the end of China Creek, south of Butterfly Creek Road to Christian School Road, excluding residents of Christian School Road. Areas west of FS Road 6N33 to the end of Fourmile Creek, south of Christian School Road to Friday Ridge Road. All of South Fork Road in Salyer, south of SR Highway 299, to the end of South Fork Road. EVACUATION WARNINGS: Monument Fire: Over the past week, many areas within the Monument Fire area had changes to evacuation orders and warnings. Please refer to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for current and detailed information on closures at Trinity County Sheriff's Office | Facebook Knob Fire: Evacuation orders remain in effect for the China Creek and Friday Ridge areas as fire crews work to contain the Knob Fire near Willow Creek. Areas east of SRHighway 299 to the Trinity River, south of Panther Creek Road to Butterfly Creek Road. All areas east of Brushy Mountain Lookout Road/FS Road 6N08A to SR Highway 299, south of Butterfly Creek Road to the end of FS Road 6N20. Areas east of SR Highway 299 to the Trinity River, south of Butterfly Creek Road to Christian School Road, including residents on Christian School Road. Areas east of FS Road 6N33 to the Trinity River, south of Gypo Lane to Friday Ridge Road. All of South Fork Road in Salyer, south of SR Highway 299, to the end of South Fork Road. Please refer to the Humboldt Office of Emergency Services Facebook page for current and detailed information of closures and evacuations at Humboldt County of Emergency Services Facebook Page. EVACUATION CENTERS: Monument Fire: McKinleyville Seventh Day Adventist, 1200 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA; Fireman’s Hall Pavilion, 9 Park Street, Fortuna, CA; Shasta College, 11555 Old Wagon Trail, Redding CA. Knob Fire: McKinleyville Seventh Day Adventist, 1200 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA: CA; Shasta College, 11555 Old Wagon Trail, Redding CA. FOREST CLOSURE: Due to extreme fire conditions and lack of additional fire resources, the USDA Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forests in California, including the Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests. Questions can be directed to https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r5/about-region/offices or by calling 707-562-9113 or email SM.FS.R5inquiries@usda.gov. ANIMAL EVACUATIONS: Domestic Animals: Trinity County Animal Shelter, located at 563 Mountain View St., Weaverville, CA (530- 623-1370) Domestic + Large Animals: Hoopa Rodeo Grounds on Pine Creek Road, Hoopa, CA. PROPERTY DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS: Damage assessment teams have confirmed 50 structures have been destroyed. For questions or information regarding the status of your property, call Trinity County Office of Emergency Services (OES) at 530-623-8223.