October 02 - Eureka Fire Update
Incident: Eureka Fire Wildfire
Eureka Fire Update
October 2, 2017
Location: West of McRae Meadow and Jamison Creek
Start Date: September 5, 2017
Current Size: 270 acres
Planned Area: 400 acres
After a month of burning, the lighting caused Eureka Fire has reached the original planned area containment line. 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. Managers are taking advantage of favorable weather conditions and fire behavior to accomplish additional acreage for resource benefit. A preplanned alternative containment line is now being utilized as the primary containment line for the planned area. The fire has crossed County Road 507 and will continue to back down toward McRae Meadow removing hazardous fuel build up on the forest floor.
A Wildland Fire Module and two fire engines remain on scene to patrol containment lines and monitor the fire’s natural progression in the planned area. Fire activity is expected to be minimal, but the public can expect to see smoke as interior fuels continue to burn.
There are currently no road closures. Please use caution when in the area as County Road 507 may be impacted with smoke. Smoke is continuously monitored for adverse impacts to forest visitors and surrounding communities.
More information can be found on InciWeb at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov; look for Eureka Fire on the dropdown menu.