McCash Fire burns 29,479 acres, 1% contained

EUREKA, Calif. — An infrared flight over the McCash Fire on the night of Augut 27 shows the fire is 29,479 acres and 1% contained.

Fire activity increased Friday due to warmer, drier weather and clearer skies. Despite an increase in fire activity, all three helicopters were able to support firefighters’ suppression efforts on the ground throughout the day.

Spot fires were detected east of Ti Bar and on the southwest corner of the fire near road 13N51Y. Crews worked overnight to contain them.

Firefighters did have an opportunity to continue improving the line. Improvements were made along road 15N08 in the Elk Creek area and the 13N12 road east of Patterson. Over the next few…