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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 Update 9.20.2021

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 9/20/2021

McCash Fire Update  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021
 STATS: 84,471 acres | 22% contained 636 Personnel | 15 Crews | 21 Engines | 4 Dozers | 4 Masticators | 13 Water Tenders | 8 Aircraft 
ORLEANS, Calif. – Rain over the last two days helped slow the McCash Fire’s progression with fire spread and activity limited to large fuels. Fire growth is expected to remain slow for the next 24 hours. The rain also slowed ground operations due to poor road conditions and stalled air operations due to cloud cover. As the weather clears, operations will increase. A high-pressure system coming in today will bring stronger winds, warming weather, and drying. Fire activity will likely begin to pick up over the next 48 hours. As the Alaska Incident Management Team takes command today, they will assess conditions and advance ground and air operations.  
Holding the fire on Titus Ridge and stopping its spread north through Elk Creek drainage is a critical emphasis for operations today. Resources and equipment will continue suppression of spots, direct attack, and mop-up, primarily from Elk Creek west along the fire edge and then south along the Highway 96 corridor from Independence/Ferry Point. Scouting for indirect line and line preparation will continue across the fire as crews assess conditions on the ground. The structure protection group will continue to assess and prepare structures in the Highway 93/Salmon River corridor. Crews will also assess the Little Marble Fire to ensure that fire is out. 
Evacuations: Though no structures are immediately threatened due to the recent rain, Siskiyou County evacuation warnings and evacuation orders remain in effect. For more information, see: and 
Closures: Closures remain in effect in the Six Rivers National Forest and Klamath National Forest, including the Marble Mountain Wilderness. Please respect the fire closure for your safety and firefighter safety. For more information, see: 
Fire restrictions: Fire restrictions remain in place on the national forests. Please visit forest websites for more information. 
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Smoke and air quality: We will get back to the trend of smoke accumulating along the Klamath River this week as fuel dries out. Expect Good to Moderate air quality throughout the day with smoke settling in late evening. Areas south of the fire could see ranges in the USG to Unhealthy ranges late in the day and evening depending on an increase in fire behavior. For more information, see: 
Media Contacts: McCash Fire Information, 530-380-2152 

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