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McCash Fire

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Six Rivers National Forest
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Eureka, CA 95501

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McCash Fire & Little Marble Fire Update - September 11, 2021

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 9/11/2021

McCash Fire & Little Marble Fire Update – Sept. 11, 2021 8 a.m.

ORLEANS, Calif. – The McCash Fire grew 1,871 acres and is now 73,107 acres and 12 percent contained. The Little Marble Fire is 25 acres with 0% containment.

The structure protection work in the Elk Creek area has been completed. Brush clearing is done, and pumps, hoses, and sprinklers are now in place. Sprinklers can be quickly and safely activated should the need arise. Work along the China Grade Road and Titus Ridge Road is progressing well. This consists of clearing and masticating brush to provide a wider fuel break. Old dozer lines in the area are being opened and cleared as well. As work is completed along the Highway 96 corridor, crews are moving north and south to assess structure protection needs in these areas.

On the southern end of the fire, mastication work along the Iron Phone Road is also progressing well toward Camp Three. Should the fire move toward these areas firefighters will be better prepared to take defensive action. Helicopters continued to provide support with water drops 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.

Another Wildland Fire Module assigned to the McCash Fire was reassigned to the Little Marble Fire. They will hike into the fire this morning to support the suppression efforts. A portion of the fire perimeter has burned into rock scree which inhibits the fire from advancing. Handline has been completed around the remainder of the perimeter. The two modules will camp near the fire and continue to improve the handline and begin mop-up. They will be supported by helicopters when weather and smoke conditions allow. Forest Service pack mules will bring in water and other supplies today.


Total Personnel: 507 | Crews: 6 | Engines: 13 | Dozers: 5 | Masticators: 14 | Watertenders: 8 | Aircraft: 5


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Evacuations: Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Facebook: @SiskiyouCountySheriff   
Forest Closure information: U.S. Forest Service Region 5 Six Rivers National Forest, Klamath National Forest

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