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McCash Fire

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Six Rivers National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501

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Phone: 530-380-2152
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McCash Fire & Little Marble Update - Sept. 13, 2021

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 9/13/2021

The McCash Fire has grown to 75,895 acres. Increasing 1,819 acres from yesterday and is 11% contained. The Little Marble Fire is 26 acres with 0% containment. A virtual community meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. on the Six Rivers National Forest Facebook page. A zoom link is available below.

There is a Red Flag Warning for the area from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. due to strong winds from the north/northeast, which are expected to heighten fire behavior. Most of the fire activity has been south of Lick Creek area and that is expected to continue. Helicopters have been dropping water to slow the fire spread as it approaches Chicken Ladder Road. Dozer line is complete along Titus Ridge and firefighters have completed handline along the ridge above Malone Creek down to Elk Creek.

The south edge of the fire continues to burn towards Black Mountain near Bridge Creek Road. In an area that did not burn in the 2017 Haypress Fire. Fire scars from 2017 have been holding the McCash Fire at bay with fire progression primarily in unburned country between fire scars. Masticators completed clearing along Iron Phone Road and Camp Three Road to Offield Saddle and continue to make progress towards Somes Bar. Local firefighters will assist in assessing and removing vegetation around structures from Somes Bar towards Forks of Salmon.

Crews and equipment continue clearing brush along the China Grade Road and Grider Ridge Road towards Seiad. Fire managers are considering reopening old dozer lines near Grider Creek Ranch. Firefighters continue clearing brush around structures and installing hoses and pumps to prepare for any changes in fire movement.

Fire managers are doing what they can with the limited firefighters they have to be prepared for forecasted challenging fire behavior and weather. Pre-suppression actions like clearing roads, re-opening old dozer line and setting up structure protection, even far away from the fire, are taking place to provide fire managers defensive and offensive strategy options.

The Little Marble Fire has been holding within the handline crews dug and they continue to mop-up.

Total Personnel: 531 | Crews: 7 | Engines: 14 | Dozers: 5 | Masticators: 13 | Watertenders: 8 | Aircraft: 5

 Virtual Community Meeting Zoom Link:
Evacuations: Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Facebook: @SiskiyouCountySheriff

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