October 13 - Eureka Fire Update
Incident: Eureka Fire Wildfire
Eureka Fire Update
October 13, 2017
Location: West of Johnsville near McRae Meadow
Start Date: September 5, 2017
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.
More information can be found on InciWeb at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov; look for Eureka Fire on the dropdown menu.