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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

10.07.21 McCash Update

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 10/7/2021

  STATS: 94,962 acres | 65% contained

337 Personnel | 3 Crews | 6 Engines | 2 Dozers | 6 Excavators | 7 Tree Fellers | 5 Water Tenders | 11 Other Heavy Equipment | 3 Aircraft 

ORLEANS, Calif. – Fire crews continue patrolling the fire area, mopping up any remaining isolated heat sources that are detected. Suppression repair, including road grading and erosion control continues as well. Additional heavy equipment has been moved into the fire area to facilitate hazard tree removal, which will begin today. Fire activity was very minimal yesterday and only a few small spots of heat were detected. These were immediately mitigated by crews on scene. Today some subtle surface drying will occur, but will likely not be enough to support fire spread. The peak burn period will be very short due to moderate to high humidity and limited solar exposure. Fire will continue to smolder in heavy fuels with limited opportunity for spread. The weather is expected to bring patchy river fog in the morning, with warmer daytime temperatures, and light northwest winds. These weather conditions will likely prevail through Saturday. Wind direction will return to the normal diurnal pattern beginning today. 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: or and

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