McCash Fire Surpasses 57,000 Acres, Now 13 Percent Contained | Lost Coast Outpost

U.S. Forest Service press release:

Several sections of fire line were declared contained at the end of shift yesterday. These sections include Carter Creek Road to Ukonom Lookout; Dutch Creek to Independence/Ferry Point along banks of the Klamath River; and Independence/Ferry Point to the midpoint of the northern containment line.

The fire continues to move to the east along the containment line in the area of Johnson Hunting Ground. Crews will work today to limit the fire’s spread to the north, identifying hotspots along the containment line and extinguishing them. Crews continue to improve the Chicken Ladder Road (15N13) and Titus Ridge Road (15N10) by hand and with heavy equipment.

The Highway 96 Structure Group worked yesterday with a local firefighting crew to perform mitigation work around cultural sites along the highway corridor. They will continue this work today. Patrols will also continue along the highway to identify any possible spot fires west of the road. To date, no…