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October 17 - Eureka Fire Update

Incident: Eureka Fire Wildfire
Released: 10/17/2017


Eureka Fire Update

October 17, 2017


Location: West of Johnsville near McRae Meadow

Start Date: September 5, 2017

Cause: Lightning

Current Size: 437 acres

Planned Area: 450 acres

Firefighters continue to monitor fire activity and patrol containment lines on the Eureka fire as it progresses through the last unburned section of the planned area. Minimal fire activity is being observed. The lightning caused fire started September 5 and is burning on the Plumas National Forest. A “Confine and Contain” suppression strategy is being utilized to keep the fire in the predetermined planned area. Fire line and natural barriers are limiting the fire’s spread. It is currently 92 percent contained.


A Pacific storm is expected to bring rain and light snow to the fire area by the end of the week. Smoke may be visible to the public as interior pockets of fuel continue to burn deep within containment lines. Please use caution if traveling on County Road 507 as it may be impacted with smoke.


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