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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
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10.12.21 McCash Fire Update

McCash Fire Wildfire
News – 10/12/2021


STATS: 94,962 acres | 86% contained | 309 Personnel | 2 Crews | 4 Engines | 2 Dozers | 5 Road Graders | 6 Fallers | 5 Water Tenders | 26 Other Heavy Equipment | 2 Aircraft  

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. – It was cool and windy at the McCash Fire yesterday. In the northern area there was no visible smoke or heat near containment lines. In the south a small amount of heat was observed, mainly isolated stump holes and downed logs. Crews will continue to patrol, mop up, and backhaul excess equipment. Suppression repair is ongoing, and the Chicken Ladder Rd grading has been completed. Hazard tree removal was limited yesterday due to safety concerns with the high winds, but tree felling will continue today.     

After a cold start to the day, a high pressure will slide across the region. Relative humidity will drop very low today, and these values have shown increased fire activity in the past, even in recently dormant fire areas. A low pressure and another front will cross the area tonight bringing a possible wetting rain overnight with trailing showers Wednesday morning.  

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

Evacuations: For current Siskiyou County Evacuation Map visit: 

Smoke and air quality:  Outlooks have stopped being issued for this area.  

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