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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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Information Officer
Email: 2021.mccash@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-380-2152
Hours: M-Su 7am - 7 pm

McCash Fire Update 9.29.2021

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 9/29/2021

STATS: 93,244 acres | 53% contained
608 Personnel | 12 Crews | 29 Engines | 2 Dozers | 3 Masticators | 12 Water Tenders | 8 Aircraft 



ORLEANS, Calif. – With activity winding down on the McCash Fire, Siskiyou County has lifted evacuation warnings (see the list of areas below). The national forest closures remain in place. Please use caution in fire-impacted areas. Watch out for snag hazards, ash pits, rockfall, and heavy equipment on the roads. Crews are actively monitoring the containment line and beginning suppression repair activities. Heavy equipment will be moved as work progresses. 

Snowfall Monday night around Huckleberry Mountain aided smokejumpers as they extinguished hot spots between there and Buckhorn Mountain. They were pulled out Tuesday. Containment line was added on the west side of the fire around Coon Creek, northeast of Cottage Grove. This area is constrained by natural features and the 2017 Ukonom Fire scar. The Black Mountain area was also mostly contained; crews continue to extinguish remaining heat to close off the remaining gap.

The remainder of uncontained fireline to the east into the Marble Mountain Wilderness and south in the Wooley drainage is constrained by natural features and recent fire scars and the perimeter of the fire area is not expected to change. Daily reconnaissance flights will monitor the status of the fire.

Evacuations: The McCash Fire Evacuation Warnings have been lifted for the following areas: Along Highway 96 south of Ukonom Creek, East of Somes Bar near Steinacher Creek, Marble Mountain Wilderness Area near Hell Hole Ridge, South Fork Wooley Creek, Canyon Creek, Tompkins Creek, Grider Ridge, East Fork Elk Creek area, Titus Creek, Clear Creek, and Dillon Creek. See a map at: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/evacuations

COVID-19: Four people associated with the McCash Fire tested positive for COVID-19 on September 27. These are the first cases since August 11. The incident medical team conducted contact tracing and testing to ensure all positive cases were identified and people who may have been exposed are tested daily. COVID-19 precautions and mitigations remain a high priority on this incident. All personnel connected to the fire are stringently following federal, state, and local guidance. 

Closures: Closures remain in effect for the McCash Fire area of Six Rivers National Forest and Klamath National Forest. The Klamath National Forest has closed all lands, trails, and roads within the McCash Fire Closure Area.Please respect the fire closure for your safety and firefighter safety. For more information and maps of the closed areas, see: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7757/66325/ or https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices and https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/srnf/alerts-notices

Smoke and air quality:  Get the latest updates on air quality and the smoke forecast here: https://www.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/CaliforniaNorthCoast Also see: https://fire.airnow.gov/ for regional smoke conditions and https://www.epa.gov/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires for tips on how to avoid the effects of smoke.

Follow us on social media: Look for updates, videos, and stories for the McCash Fire at:  www.facebook.com/SixRiversNFwww.facebook.com/KlamathNF, and www.facebook.com/karukpeople
McCash Fire Information 530-380-2152 2021.mccash@firenet.gov 

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