Interior pockets of dense shrubs and green islands were allowed to burn out yesterday. Today crews will start mop-up in these areas and continue securing the perimeter.
General control objectives remain the same:
• Public and firefighter safety is highest priority.
• Limit spread to the west into Rush Creek drainage, keep fire north of Cow Creek Road and south of the forest boundary.
• Protect structures adjacent to fire perimeter.
• Minimize damage to private property.
Current fire resources have been reduced to 8 engines, two 20 person hand crews, 1 dozer, 1 water tender and fire overhead.
Today’s weather forecast is hotter and dryer than yesterday, with red flag warnings for low relative humidity creating the potential for extreme fire behavior and growth. Temperatures are predicted to be in the 90’s with winds up to 10 mph.
While preparing for your summer vacation please check your trailer chains, maintain your wheel bearings, and check your tire pressure: Chains, unmaintained wheel bearings, and tire blowouts can produce sparks, starting wildland fires.