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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

10.4.21 McCash Fire Update

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 10/4/2021

 STATS: 94,962 acres | 61% contained  

430 Personnel | 7 Crews | 12 Engines | 4 Dozers | 2 Masticators | 7 Water Tenders | 3 Aircraft  

ORLEANS, Calif. – There has been no change in size and containment since September 30, 2021. The reported increase in acreage from yesterday is accounting for the interior unburned islands within the fire perimeter. A reconnaissance flight was flown yesterday showing minimal fire activity. There was visible signs of heat in the Wooley Creek area to the south, primarily logs and stump holes with no ground travel or expansion of the fire. Progress continues with suppression repair in the north. In the south area, crews are primarily chipping, grading, completing excavator work and mopping up. The fire perimeter in the wilderness area has not changed, and just a few isolated trees have some heat remaining. Today, fire personnel will continue to patrol and mop up where needed and continue suppression repair activities, and the Wooley Creek area will again be monitored from the air.  

This afternoon will be warm and dry, and smoke may become visible. Maximum temperature will be in the mid-80s with relative humidity dropping to the mid-20s. Ridgetop winds will become southwest 6-10 mph, with gusts 20 mph after noon.    

COVID-19: All personnel, prior to entering any base camp supporting the McCash Fire are screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Federal, State, and Local guidelines are being followed and preventative measures are in place to reduce the spread potential. A COVID-19 advisor is assigned to the incident and rapid testing is available on-site for all resources. Firefighter safety and public safety are our highest priorities.   

Closures: Forest closures are in effect for the fire area. Please respect the fire closure for your safety and firefighter safety. For more information and maps of the closed areas visit: 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 

Evacuations: For current Siskiyou County Evacuation Map visit: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/evacuations 

Smoke and air quality:  Get the latest updates on air quality and the smoke forecast here: https://www.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/CaliforniaNorthCoast. Also visit: 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/SixRiversNF, www.facebook.com/KlamathNF, and www.facebook.com/karukpeople 

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