McCash Fire Update - October 11th 2021
STATS: 94,962 acres | 86% contained | 349 Personnel | 3 Crews | 6 Engines | 2 Dozers | 5 Road Graders | 8 Fallers | 6 Water Tenders | 23 Other Heavy Equipment | 2 Aircraft
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. – There is very little fire activity on the McCash Fire. A small amount of smoke was visible in the upper drainage of Wooley Creek yesterday, well within the fire perimeter. In the wilderness area on the east side, there was a small amount of heat but not in an area that would threaten containment lines. Crews continue to patrol within the fire area, identifying and extinguishing any remaining heat in isolated stump holes and downed logs. Road repair is a priority and grading will continue today. Hazard tree removal is also underway, and crews will be focusing on Ti Bar Road.
Gusty north to northeast winds are predicted over the fire area today. Wind speeds along the ridges will be in the 10-20 mph range with gusts 25-35 mph. At the lower elevations gusts will be 15 to 20 mph range after noon. A few isolated showers are possible today, but only trace amounts are expected. Tonight will be the coldest night with lows right around the freezing mark. A high pressure will come in on Tuesday and bring warmer and drier conditions along with less wind, full sunshine, and no precipitation.
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: Outlooks have stopped being issued for this area.
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