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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
Hours: M-Su 7am - 7 pm

10.05.21 McCash Fire Update

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 10/5/2021

STATS: 94,962 acres | 61% contained 
399 Personnel | 6 Crews | 10 Engines | 4 Dozers | 1 Masticator | 8 Water Tenders | 3 Aircraft 

ORLEANS, Calif. –  With yesterday’s warm and dry weather, additional fire activity burned on the eastern side of the fire in the Wilderness area south of Buckhorn Bear. Limited additional spread is likely due to this area being bound by large granite bluffs. Additionally, isolated stump holes showed some heat in the Wooley Creek area, but no forward progress was observed. Crews continue with suppression repair in the north. In the south area, crews are primarily chipping, grading, completing excavator work and mopping up. Smoldering in heavy fuels will continue. This morning will begin with high clouds and more coverage as the day progresses. Temperatures will be 10 degrees cooler than Monday and relative humidity will be higher. The incoming weather front will occur in the overnight hours and exit by Wednesday morning, and a chance of light rain is expected. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will continue for several days. Southwest wind gusts that occurred on Monday will continue through Tuesday.   Unrelated to the McCash incident, smoke may be visible today from a prescribed fire in the Happy Camp area.  

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: or and

Evacuations: For current Siskiyou County Evacuation Map visit:

Smoke and air quality:  Get the latest updates on air quality and the smoke forecast here: Also visit: for regional smoke conditions and for tips on how to avoid the effects of smoke.

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