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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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 31st, 2021 approx. 07:11 PM|
|Location||Ten Bear Mtn, McCash Creek|
|Incident Commander||Beau Burley, ICT3 Andrew Zinc, ICT3(T) Tristan Kiehl, ICT3(T)|
|Coordinates||41.564 latitude, -123.404 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday October 27th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Closed Timber Litter
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.
No perimeter growth. Last 209.
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.