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Six Rivers National Forest
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McCash Fire & Little Marble Fire Update - September 10, 2021

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 9/10/2021

 McCash Fire & Little Marble Fire Update – Sept. 10, 2021 8 a.m.
ORLEANS, Calif. – The fire continues to grow and add acreage primarily on the northern and southern perimeters. It is currently 71,236 acres at 13 percent containment. 
 Firefighters continue to engage in suppression actions across the fire area where safe and prudent to do so. These actions are based on the risk to firefighter safety and the probability of success. If fire managers are confident that suppression efforts will be effective, and risk can be managed they will concentrate efforts in those areas. At the same time, we are always evaluating alternatives. Therefore, firefighters are taking pre-suppression actions in areas that are more distant from the fire perimeter. These actions may include opening up old dozer lines, clearing brush around buildings, roads and other infrastructure. 
 The work along China Grade Road and Titus Ridge Road is an example of these efforts. On the southern end of the fire mastication work along the Iron Phone Road continues. Should the fire move toward these areas firefighter will be better prepared to take defensive action to prevent further movement of the fire. These additional lines give fire managers more options and more time to implement suppression strategies.
 A Wildland Fire Module hiked into the Little Marble Fire yesterday. They will remain in place and work on suppressing the fire. The fire is located west of the Pacific Crest Trail on top of a ridge and is 17 acres. 
 Yesterday, taking advantage of clearer air, helicopters were able to drop buckets of water on the spot fires on the north side of the fire. As conditions allow, helicopters will continue supporting the firefighters on the ground by making water drops and providing aerial reconnaissance for fire managers.
Total Personnel: 520 | Crews: 7 | Engines: 12 | Dozers: 5 | Masticators: 13 | Watertenders: 8 | Aircraft: 5
Smoke/Air Quality: Visit or Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Facebook: @SiskiyouCountySheriff   Forest Closure information: U.S. Forest Service Region 5 Rivers National Forest, Klamath National Forest

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