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McCash Fire

Unit Information

Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501

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Incident Contact

Information Officer
Email: 2021.mccash@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-380-2152
Hours: M-Su 7am - 7 pm

No Further Updates will be posted on this page.

The McCash Fire was located on July 31, 2021 around 7:00 pm. The fire was burning in timber with an understory of tall grass and brush in rugged, steep terrain in an area with limited roads and partially within the Marble Mountain Wilderness. The nearest towns are Somes Bar and Happy Camp, CA (Siskiyou County). 

As of 4:00 pm on October 15, 2021, a Type 3 Incident Management Team was assigned to the McCash Fire. The Type 3 Team has been focused on suppression repair and removal of hazard trees for several days and the majority of this work is complete. 

The McCash burn area has received considerable precipitation over the last several days and is 100% contained as of 6:00 pm on October 27, 2021.

Resources will gradually be drawn down as suppression repair and hazard tree removal objectives are met and management of the McCash Fire will be transitioned to the Klamath and Six Rivers National Forests at 10:00am on October 29, 2021.

A forest closure remains in effect for the area around the McCash Fire. For updates on the forest closure, please visit the Klamath National Forest and Six Rivers National Forest webpages. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSaturday July 31st, 2021 approx. 07:11 PM
LocationTen Bear Mtn, McCash Creek
Incident CommanderBeau Burley, ICT3 Andrew Zinc, ICT3(T) Tristan Kiehl, ICT3(T)
Coordinates41.564 latitude, -123.404 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel157
Size94,962 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 27th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Closed Timber Litter

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Full suppression strategy will continue until a season ending significant weather event. Ground patrols continue on the east and southeast sides of the fire. Resources will continue to secure and mop-up the direct fire perimeter. Crews continue to repair and mitigate hazards along all contingency and indirect line. Suppression repair and backhaul continues where suppression objectives have been met. Repair is the main focus on the north and west sides of the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours: Partly cloudy with lows around 50. Heavy fuels (log ends, stump holes) will continue to smolder and consume in-place. Exposed duff will continue to smolder.

24 Hours: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Smoldering due to recent and continuing wetting rain and snow.

48 Hours: Rain likely beginning Friday evening. Smoldering due to weather conditions.

72 Hours: Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 50s. Smoldering due to weather conditions.

Remarks

No perimeter growth. Last 209.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Dry weather is expected into Friday. Winds near and at the ridges are not expected to be as strong as they are today. A cold front will approach the area Friday night bringing an increased chance of wetting rain that could last into Saturday morning. Humidities will be relatively high through the period and recoveries will be very good.