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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 Update - Sept. 14, 2021

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 9/14/2021

McCash Fire & Little Marble Fire Update – Sept. 14, 2021, 8 a.m.

ORLEANS, Calif. –
The McCash Fire has grown to 77,228 acres. Increasing 1,333 acres from yesterday and is 11% contained. The Little Marble Fire is 26 acres with 0% containment.

A virtual public meeting was held last evening. A recording of the meeting can be viewed on the Six Rivers National Forest Facebook page.

Yesterday, the McCash fire continued to progress towards Titus Ridge and Huckleberry Mountain in the north. Helicopters used water drops to slow the fire as it moved toward Chicken Ladder Road.

On the southern end of the fire, it continued to move south up Rock Creek and Hancock Creek from Wooley Creek. Helicopters worked a spot fire south of Ukonom Creek, dropping water to slow the fire spread.

There is a high potential for very active fire today. Weather and fuel conditions will likely allow the fire to develop columns by late afternoon. The fire will continue burning much as it did yesterday, but with more intensity. Fire managers will continue to strategically deploy fire crews and equipment in areas of concern and where they are most likely to take effective control actions.

The Highway 96 Structure Group may begin doing assessment work along the Highway 96 corridor from Somes Bar, working south.

Helicopters delivered additional blivits and hose to the Little Marble Fire. Blivits are rubberized bladders that hold about 72 gallons of water. These provide water for the firefighters to use for mop up. Helicopters also made bucket drops during the day.

No Drone Zone:
Droneshave been seen flying near active firefighting activities. These are near the temporary flight restriction (TFR) which is in place. Should a drone enter the TFR our aircraft will immediately have to leave the area. This may compromise firefighter safety and impact fire suppression work.  If you fly, we can’t.

Total Personnel: 601 | Crews: 10 | Engines: 14 | Dozers: 5 | Masticators: 13 | Watertenders: 8 | Aircraft: 6

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