Thursday, August 21, 2014

Old Blue Mtn Fire 75 Percent Contained

Excellent progress on mopping up the Old Blue Mountain Fire has brought the containment level up to 75 percent this morning. The evacuation alert for Humbug Creek Rd was removed yesterday at 6:00 p.m., and the roadblock on the right fork of Foots Creek Rd was taken down at 8:00 a.m. today.

The fire is 99 acres in size and firefighters have completely mopped up all hot spots at least 200 feet inside the fire line. Their goal is to mop up 300 feet inside the fire line and remove hazard trees within 400 feet of the line.

Night shift is scaling back to one crew and two engines. The following fire suppression resources are assigned to the Old Blue Mountain Fire today:
  • 6 crews
  • 8 engines
  • 5 water tenders
  • 4 helicopters
  • 1 bulldozer
In addition, a strike team of engines is available for mop-up on the Old Blue Mountain Fire and for initial attack response to new fires that may break out.

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