More Fire Crews Released
The Douglas Fire is still listed at 86 percent contained after having burned 48,679 acres. 815 firefighters remain on the fire lines as the estimated containment date of September 1st nears.
As the fires within the Douglas Complex get closer to being contained, crews that have completed their assignment are being sent home to rest.
Yesterday 815 firefighters continued mopping up the Rabbit Mountain and Dad’s Creek fires. One task of the crews on the fire line is to find trees that are unsafe to work near, and cut them down. Teams of fallers hike to wherever firefighters find these hazardous trees, and tackle the tricky task of putting the partially burned trees on the ground.
The Big Windy is 35 percent contained and 1,058 firefighters are continuing to build and reinforce the fire lines.
The Labrador fire has yet to break out of its 2,023 acre burned area so far, but because of its remoteness no fire lines are near its perimeter and crews continue to rate its possibility for growth at high.
Infrared scanning of all fires is continuing to pinpoint hot spots within fire lines that can be extinguished.
Fire activity is expected to increase as the fuel warm and dry from the recent precipitation.