Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ridge Fire Update

The Ridge Fire, using subalpine Fir, Lodgepole Pine and Douglas Fir as fuel, is now at 5,246 acres and is contained at 35%. 

Assigned resources are 418 personnel, with eleven twenty-person fire crews and eight helicopters.
  The cooler, more humid weather on Saturday helped firefighters achieve complete containment
on the southwestern division of the fire, referred to as “Zulu”. The crews working on Zulu were
taken to the base camp, where they had their first hot meal in seven days!

The other ten crews are still camped on the fire line and also had their first hot meal delivered since they started working the fire last Friday.

Fire activity continues to diminish on the east side, where hose-lay from 8-Mile Creek has been
routed to hotspots. The northern end of the fire continues to smolder and torch in the Cat Lakes
area where hotshot crews are working toward containment.

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