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October 09 - Eureka Fire Update

Eureka Fire Wildfire
News – 10/9/2017

Eureka Fire Update

October 9, 2017

Location: West of Johnsville near McRae Meadow

Start Date: September 5, 2017

Cause: Lightning

Current Size: 325 acres

Planned Area: 400 acres

Fire behavior increased on the Eureka Fire yesterday as a result of gusty winds over the fire area. The lightning caused fire has been burning on the Plumas National Forest since September 5 and is being managed under a “Confine and Contain” suppression strategy. Three small spot fires were located west of McRae Ridge on the Feather River Ranger District, but remain within a predetermined contingency area. Firefighters are hiking into the spot fires to directly suppress them. A Red Flag Warning for high winds remains in effect for the fire area until 5pm this evening. Lighter winds are expected tonight into Tuesday.

Crews continue to reinforce containment lines around the planned area. Please use caution if traveling on County Road 507 as it may be impacted with smoke. Smoke is continuously monitored for adverse impacts to forest visitors and surrounding communities.

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