October 06 - Eureka Fire Update
Incident: Eureka Fire Wildfire
Eureka Fire Update
October 6, 2017
Location: West of Johnsville near McRae Meadow
Start Date: September 5, 2017
Current Size: 285 acres
Planned Area: 400 acres
Light winds have resulted in minimal fire growth on the Eureka Fire this week. The fire continues to creep through the forest understory toward northern and eastern containment lines. A “Confine and Contain” suppression strategy remains in place and all incident objectives are being met. Firefighters are monitoring the fire’s spread within the planned area and continue to strengthen containment lines. The fire has been burning on the Plumas National Forest since being ignited by lightning on September 5. It is currently 70 percent contained.
Poor smoke dispersion is expected through the weekend. Crews are working to limit the amount of smoke production from the fire. Please use caution when in the area as roads may be impacted. 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.