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October 13 - Eureka Fire Update

Eureka Fire Wildfire
News – 10/13/2017

Eureka Fire Update

October 13, 2017

Location: West of Johnsville near McRae Meadow

Start Date: September 5, 2017

Cause: Lightning

Current Size: 420 acres

Planned Area: 450 acres

The lightning caused Eureka Fire continues to burn through heavy dead and downed material toward containment lines. The majority of growth remains to the east. Three small spot fires found earlier this week have been contained. The fire has been burning on the Plumas National Forest since September 5 and is being managed under a “Confine and Contain” suppression strategy. The low intensity fire is having positive, healthy effects on the forest.

Firefighters continue to monitor fire activity and take appropriate action to keep the fire within the predetermined planned area. Smoke may be visible as interior pockets of fuel continue to burn. Smoke is continuously monitored for adverse impacts to forest visitors and surrounding communities.

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