Recent cool, damp weather has slowed the fire’s spread, but will not put the fire out. In order to complete the suppression of the fire, firefighters will need to burn out unburned areas between the fire’s edge and the containment lines that have been prepared along existing roads and the firelines prepared to control previous wildfires. Burning out is expected to resume mid-week after several days of warmer, drier weather has sufficiently dried the forest fuels.
Firefighters continue to improve additional contingency lines north of the fire perimeter.
The incident command post has moved to BLM’s Sprague Seed Orchard in Merlin. This brings the firefighters much closer to the active operations area, and reduces driving distances for the firefighters and makes for a safer, more efficient operation.
Sam Brown Campground, the 2500 road (Taylor Creek Road), and the 2402 road remain closed to all but fire traffic.
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