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Eureka Fire

Unit Information

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

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Fire Behavior on the Eureka Fire 10/05/2017Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.

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 DescriptionConfine And Contain Suppression Strategy
Coordinates39.747 latitude, -120.761 longitude

Current Situation

Size450 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber and Logging Slash


Planned Actions

Patrol containment lines and monitor any fire activity.

Projected Incident Activity

Smoldering. Minimal fire activity.


Planned Area: 450 acres