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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 9.21.2021

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 9/21/2021

STATS: 88,947 acres | 22% contained 624 Personnel | 14 Crews | 21 Engines | 4 Dozers | 4 Masticators | 13 Water Tenders | 8 Aircraft 

ORLEANS, Calif. – 
Activity on the McCash Fire increased slightly yesterday as fuels slowly dried. The fire crept forward mostly through heavier fuels with smoldering in conifer and leaf litter. As temperatures warm and the wind picks up today, conditions may produce low flames in light fuels by late afternoon. There is some potential for random tree torching, but spotting is unlikely.
Holding the fire on Titus Ridge and stopping the spread of the fire north through Elk Creek drainage is a priority. Crews and equipment will continue suppression and mop-up on the fire primarily from Elk Creek west along the fire edge and south along the Highway 96 corridor from Independence/Ferry Point. They will go direct against the fire edge when possible and scout for indirect line opportunities as well. Line preparation will continue across the fire. Structure assessment and protection continues in the Highway 96 and Salmon River corridors. 
A wildland fire crew hiked into the Little Marble Fire yesterday to assess the situation and will continue to work there today to extinguish the fire and secure the area.

Please join us for a community meeting today, Tuesday, September 21 at 4 pm at the River Park Pavilion in Happy Camp.
 The outdoor, socially distanced community meeting is another opportunity to hear the latest updates and to ask questions. The meeting will be recorded and posted on social media for anyone who can’t attend the meeting. 

COVID-19 precautions and mitigations remain a high priority on this incident. All personnel connected to the fire are stringently following all federal, state, and local guidance. No cases have been detected on the incident. For more information, see: COVID19.CA.GOV

  Siskiyou County is currently reviewing evacuation orders. Look for an announcement with new information soon. Check here for the latest updates: and 

 Closures remain in effect for the McCash Fire area of Six Rivers National Forest and Klamath National Forest. Please respect the fire closure for your safety and firefighter safety. For more information and maps of the closed areas, see: or and

Smoke and air quality:
 Expect areas of smoke within the Wooley Creek Drainage flowing down to the Klamath River basin. Most areas will see similar conditions as yesterday with ranges in the Good to Moderate range. Willow Creek and Klamath may see a few hours in the USG range as they did yesterday. For more information, see: 

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