The Monument Fire grew by about 1,300 acres Tuesday, now 172,300 acres and 29% contained. On Tuesday afternoon fire activity increased west of Hayfork, north of Hyampom Road and crews continue building indirect dozer line. A new evacuation order Tuesday night was made for West Hayfork to include all roads along the south side of Hyampom Road from Nine Mile Bridge east to Cedar Gulch Road. Many repopulated areas remain under evacuation warnings. More than 8,000 homes are still threatened by the Monument Fire. 50 structures have been destroyed. 6 firefighters have been injured. A virtual community meeting will be held at 6 O’clock Wednesday evening on the Facebook Pages for Cal-Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit and Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Highway 299 is open to through traffic with a pilot car about every 3 hours between 7AM and 7PM.
Thanks to the tireless work of fire crews, the McFarland Fire has not grown for three days now, and is mostly in mop up and patrol status. The McFarland burned 122,700 acres in three counties, and is 96% contained. At least 24 homes and 22 other structures were destroyed. All evacuations have been lifted. Highway 36 through Trinity County is open without restrictions.