Monday, August 5, 2013

Brimstone Fire is 80 Percent Contained

The 2,372-acre Brimstone Fire is now 80 percent contained and the incident management team that conducted fire suppression efforts for the past week is being released. A smaller incident management team will suprevise remaining mop-up on the fire.

Most of the fireline has been mopped up 300 feet to the inside, and this work will continue today. Crews are continually challenged by the hazards of the steep slopes, rolling rocks and hot stump holes, but there has been only one minor injury on the fire through Sunday.

Hog Creek and Quartz Creek roads remained closed except for residents and fire-related traffic.