Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street Quincy California 95971
Quincy, CA 95971
The Eureka Fire is burning west of Johnsville, CA near McRae Meadow. It was ignited by lightning on Tuesday, September 5 and is being managed under 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.
The fire is now 100 percent contained after receiving significant precipitation. Firefighters will continue to patrol containment lines and monitor any fire activity until the fire is determined to be ‘out’. Smoke may be visible as interior pockets of unburned vegetation continue to smolder and burn deep within containment lines. Smoke is continuously monitored for adverse impacts to forest visitors and surrounding communities.
This will be the final update unless significant events occur.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday September 05th, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||West of Johnsville, CA near McRae Meadow|
|Incident Description||Confine And Contain Suppression Strategy|
|Coordinates||39.747 latitude, -120.761 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber and Logging Slash
Patrol containment lines and monitor any fire activity.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Smoldering. Minimal fire activity.
Planned Area: 450 acres