Crews began GPSing the fireline and have more accurately mapped the fire at 2,580 acres.  

Yesterday into last night, crews increased containment of the line by eliminating hotspots within 20 feet of the line.  Sawyers removed snags, danger trees (trees weakened by fire) and brush that was not consumed in the burnout operations.  Crews setup port-a-tanks and pumps in preparation for mop-up operations.    

Today, crews will transition to mopping up the fire through setting up hose lays and continue to search for hot spots along the fireline.  Palm IR (infrared scanning units) will begin to work the lines, identifying hotspots.  Mopping up is completed through eliminating hotspots along the fire perimeter.    

Night time operations will shift to patrolling the fire.  

Evacuations: 

Level 1 evacuations have been dropped for all areas of the fire. 

Quick Facts

Incident start: August 9

Incident Approximate Size: 2,580 acres

Fire containment: 65 percent

Assigned resources: 11 - handcrews, 20 - engines, 4 - dozers, 1 - pump cat, 1 - skidgine

Total personnel on incident: 365

Hazards: Snags, mine shafts and rattlesnakes

Fire cause: under investigation

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