Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mop-Up and Patrol Operations Continue on Big Windy Complex

A team of 100 firefighters assigned to the Big Windy Complex are continuing the long process of mopping up the perimeter of the burned area, cutting down hazardous snags (dead trees) near to roads, and rehabilitating firelines and spike camps that were created during July and August.

Cooler and potentially wet weather this weekend could prompt a reduction in staff assigned to the complex.

Today, eight engines, one bulldozer and one water tender are helping firefighters with their mop-up and patrol tasks. Three helicopters are available if needed.

The Big Windy Complex is 27,555 acres in size and is 95 percent contained.