September 29 - Eureka Fire Update
Incident: Eureka Fire Wildfire
Eureka Fire Update
September 29, 2017
Location: West of McRae Meadow and Jamison Creek
Start Date: September 5, 2017
Current Size: 175 acres
Planned Area: 285 acres
Warmer and dryer weather conditions have resulted in a slight increase in fire behavior on the lightning caused Eureka Fire. The fire has been burning since September 5 on the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest and is being managed with a “Confine and Contain” suppression strategy. Fire progression is continuously monitored as it burns through dead and downed logs and branches in a predetermined planned area.
Firefighters are taking advantage of favorable southwest winds to strengthen containment lines. A Wildland Fire Module and a Field Observer are currently staffing the fire. Recent fire growth has generally been to the east where it is slowly backing down toward County Road 507. All objectives are being met and fire lines are holding.
Smoke may be visible over the next several days are a result of increased fire behavior. Smoke is continuously monitored for adverse impacts to forest visitors and surrounding communities.