Management objectives for the fire today:
- Public and firefighter safety is the highest priority.
- Limit the spread of the fire to the west into Rush Creek drainage; keep fire north of Cow Creek Road and south of the Forest boundary.
- Protect structures adjacent to the fire perimeter.
- Minimize damage to private property
Fire fighters from multiple agencies continue to improve control lines and mop up the fire. Resources include 6 engines, 14 smokejumpers, 5 helicopter rapellers, 2 bull dozers, 1 helicopter, as well as two 20 person hand crews and 1 hotshot crew.
The weather is due to get warmer and drier over the coming days with high winds and a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday. Fire resources will be working to secure the fire perimeter today in advance of this incoming weather.
Fire managers are estimating that the fire will be 75% contained by 6 p.m. this evening with full containment by 6 p.m. tomorrow evening.
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