STATS: 94,962 acres | 78% contained
339 Personnel | 3 Crews | 8 Engines | 2 Dozers | 18 Other Heavy Equipment | 8 Fallers | 7 Water Tenders | 2 Aircraft
ORLEANS, Calif. – Very little fire activity has been observed. Crews continue to patrol within the fire area, identifying and extinguishing any remaining heat in isolated stump holes and downed logs that could threaten containment lines. Suppression repair efforts have been aided by incoming resources including road graders, chippers, and other heavy equipment which is used to repair roads and fire lines and to put erosion mitigation in place ahead of winter rain. Aircraft has been used to support operations, backhauling excess equipment from roadless areas and aiding in removal of structure wrap from remote cabins. In addition, equipment and personnel for hazard tree removal, including feller bunchers, loaders, processers, and chippers, is in place to begin hazard tree removal along roads within the interior of the fire.
A cold front will approach the Pacific Coast later in the operational period today, bringing increased clouds and a slight chance of rain overnight. Temperatures will be down a few degrees from yesterday, and relative humidity is predicted to remain slightly higher. A warming and drying trend is predicted to begin on Saturday.
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.