Firefighters working on the McCash Fire. | USFS

U.S. Forest Service press release:

Total Personnel: 515, Crews: 7, Engines: 16, Dozers: 5, Masticators: 12 Water, Tenders: 8, Aircraft: 5

Containment increased to 15 percent, the fire remains at 57,038 acres. Great Basin Team 7 has taken command of the fire and continues to implement the plan developed by Great Basin Team 3, Six Rivers NF, Klamath NF and the Karuk Tribe.

The arrival of Chena Hotshots yesterday, along with favorable weather allowed small-scale firing operations to occur north of the spot fire in the Buckhorn Bear area. They were able to burn along existing roads and dozer line towards Elk Creek Road. Firefighters will continue working towards Elk Creek Road today.

The Highway 96 Structure Group continues working with a local firefighting crew to perform mitigation work around cultural sites along the highway corridor. The Elk Creek Structure Group continues to reopen old dozer and hand lines on the southern end of Happy Camp near Curly Jack and Elk Creek campgrounds.

Firefighters are preparing for changing weather and future wind events. Today, a southerly flow will bring increased winds from the southwest that have the potential to push the fire northward.

No Drone Zone: A temporary flight restriction (TFR) remains in place. If you fly, we must ground all aircraft. A TFR also applies to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. To find information about the TFR, visit

Smoke:  For air quality information go to or

Evacuations:  For the most current and accurate evacuation information for Siskiyou County, please visit the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at: @SiskiyouCountySheriff or the county evacuation map at All residents are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED Emergency Alert at:

Road Closures: Caltrans info at 1-800-427-7623 or

Visit the following sites for specific Forest Closure information:

U.S. Forest Service Region 5

Six Rivers National Forest

Klamath NationalForest 

For further information about the McCash Fire, please visit the following links: 

Latest map of the McCash Fire. | USFS