Eureka Fire

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Eureka Fire


Approximate Location

39.747 latitude, -120.761 longitude

Incident Overview

Fire Behavior on the Eureka Fire 10/05/2017

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday September 05th, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationWest of Johnsville, CA near McRae Meadow
Incident CommanderJordan Townsend
Incident DescriptionConfine And Contain Suppression Strategy

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size437 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained92%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber and Logging Slash

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity. Backing, flanking.


Planned Actions

Patrol containment lines and monitor fire activity within planned area.

Projected Incident Activity

Slow rate of spread. Flanking, backing.


Planned Area: 450 acres

Unit Information

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Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street Quincy California 95971
Quincy, CA 95971

Incident Contact

Courtney Wood, Information Officer
Phone: 530-394-8212

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