The Eureka Fire is burning west of Johnsville, CA near McRae Meadow. It was ignited by lightning on Tuesday, September 5. It is burning on an east-facing slope through high elevation mixed conifer, predominantly red fir. The fire is being suppressed with an alternative suppression approach. A “Confine and Contain” suppression strategy is being utilized to keep the fire in a planned area. Fire line and natural barriers are limiting the fire’s spread. As the fire burns through the planned area, it will rid the forest floor of heavy dead and downed materials and restore a healthy and resilient forest.
Firefighters continue to patrol containment lines. Minimal fire activity is being observed. Smoke may be visible as interior pockets of fuel continue to burn deep within containment lines. Smoke is continuously monitored for adverse impacts to forest visitors and surrounding communities.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday September 05th, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||West of Johnsville, CA near McRae Meadow|
|Incident Commander||Jordan Townsend|
|Incident Description||Confine And Contain Suppression Strategy|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||92%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber and Logging Slash
Minimal fire activity. Backing, flanking.
Patrol containment lines and monitor fire activity within planned area.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Slow rate of spread. Flanking, backing.
Planned Area: 450 acres