STATS: 94,962 acres | 61% contained
337 Personnel | 4 Crews | 10 Engines | 2 Dozers | 1 Masticator | 8 Water Tenders | 3 Aircraft
ORLEANS, Calif. – The McCash Fire area is experiencing cool and moist weather, and received 0.05 to 0.13” of precipitation overnight. Remaining heat spots are scattered over a large geographic area. Because fuels are wet today, no spread is expected in the short-term, nor is any perimeter growth.
With much of the fire contained, mop-up continues. In the north, crews continue with suppression repair and are making steady progress using excavators. In the south area, crews are primarily chipping, grading, completing excavator work and mopping up. Hazard tree crews are moving in equipment and marking trees in preparation for removing hazard trees. Ground and air patrols continue to monitor the fire daily, and have found little smoke over the south side of the fire, including the Wooley Creek area. Patrols did observe a small visible smoke column in the eastern portion of the fire area, which was a result of limited surface fire spread in upper Elk Creek/Hummingbird Creek area.
The light, overnight rain will end this morning and temperatures will continue to cool into the lower 60s, though relative humidity will decrease. Winds will change direction and approach from the north and northwest in the afternoon at 8 to 12mph, and nighttime temperatures will begin to dip into the upper 30s. These conditions will diminish potential for fire behavior for the next day or two.
Please watch for firefighters and heavy equipment on roads. Always use caution in fire-impacted areas.
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; check maps before you plan any activity in the forest. Please respect the fire closures 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.