Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: McCash, Somes Bar
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SRF
  • Size (acres): 3,253
  • Percent Contained: 1%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 29, 2021
  • Personnel: 341
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

McCash, Six Rivers NF, USFS. IMT 2 (SW Team 3). Fourteen miles northeast of Somes Bar, CA. Timber, brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and torching. Communities of Ti-Bar and Patterson, and communication infrastructure threatened.

August 17, 2021 at 2:42 PM

Due to clear skies yesterday, helicopters were used to drop water on the fire to assist firefighters working on the ground. Aerial resources will be used as weather conditions allow.   

There are critical fire weather concerns today because of humidity levels lowering into the upper teens and ridge winds gusting to 20-25 mph this afternoon throughout evening.  

Firefighters are working day and night to suppress the McCash Fire. Firing operations continue to be used to…