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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

10.09.21 McCash Daily Update

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 10/9/2021

 STATS: 94,962 acres | 81% contained  

362 Personnel | 3 Crews | 6 Engines | 2 Dozers | 3 Road Graders | 8 Fallers | 6 Water Tenders | 21 Other Heavy Equipment | 2 Aircraft  

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. – Very limited fire activity has been observed on the McCash Fire for several days.  A small amount of heat was observed in the upper drainage of Wooley Creek yesterday, but it presented no concern for containment lines. Stump holes and large downed logs continue to smolder and burn, and crews continue to patrol the fire perimeter and extinguish any heat found close to containment lines. Road grading has begun, and equipment is making good progress on repairing roads in the area. Other suppression repair efforts continue for erosion mitigation. 

High pressure builds over the area today, bringing higher daytime temperatures and drier conditions overall. Early morning fog is expected to burn off by late morning. Another cold front will arrive in the area Sunday, bringing with it a chance of scattered showers and frosty overnight temperatures.  

COVID-19: All personnel, prior to entering the McCash Fire Incident Command Post, 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. 

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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