WEED, Calif.-- After exactly one month since the Lava Fire took off near Weed, June 24, forcing thousands of people to evacuate from their homes, firefighters expect to get the flames fully contained by Sunday, August 1.
For several days, the Lava Fire has shown no signs of growth, as fire crews have continued to patrol containment lines and engage the fire as necessary, while also watching for any flareups overnight.
In the last month the Lava Fire has destroyed 26,316 acres and is 77% contained as of Saturday, July 24. More than 20 structures were also destroyed during the peak of the fire, including 14 homes. Six firefighters have also been injured in the last since exploded in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Military Pass, Bolam Creek, and Hotlum roads remain closed as road closures are in effect for the Lava Fire due to road conditions, fire personnel in the area, and the railroad bridge construction.
Smoke will continue to be visible until significant rainfall occurs over the fire area.