Firefighters continue to hold the Monument Fire at 223,124 acres and 89% contained, Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service reported Sunday morning, Oct. 10. Crews will be mitigating any erosion issues near roads and continuing with chipping efforts. Firefighters are mopping up any smoke areas and working to remove any identified hazard trees near containment lines that have potential to cross roads and safety concerns. The Knob fire finished at 2,421 acres and remains 100% contained.

The Monument fire started on July 30 near Monument Peak in Del Loma. It is burning in brush and timber, mostly within footprints of previous fires: the 2006 Pigeon fire, 2015 Happy fire and 2008 Cedar, Eagle, Miners and Buckhorn fires.

FOREST CLOSURE

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest issued a superseding Forest closure order with a map on Oct. 2, 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 you and the firefighters safe. All closure orders and maps are on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest website home page. Before visiting the forest, check the order and avoid closed areas.

ROAD CLOSURES

* Denny Road is closed at the intersection of Ziegler Point Road.

* Forest Service Road 3N08 (Butter Creek) is closed.

* Big Creek Road, Soldier Creek Road, Barker Valley Road and Barker Creek Road are closed.

* Big French Creek Road and Big Mountain Road are closed.

* Travel on Highway 299 from Mill Camp Road in Burnt Ranch to 0.7 of a mile west of Del Loma is restricted to one-way controlled traffic with pilot car escorts every 90 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and every 60 minutes Saturday and Sunday. Each night one-way traffic will be controlled with delays of 40 minutes. To check on current highway conditions, see https://roads.dot.ca.gov/.

* A temporary flight restriction is in effect for the Monument Fire.

RESOURCES

556 personnel

9 hand crews

18 engines

3 helicopters

6 bulldozers

8 water tenders

5 masticators

11 excavators

2 skidders

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Business Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Home Disaster Loans are available through the U.S. Small Business Administration for qualifying applicants in Trinity County affected by the Monument or other wildfires. You can find information and apply online at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov, call the Small Business Administration’s

Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email distastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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