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UPDATES AND EVACUATION MAPS 4/21/2011

UPDATES AND EVACUATION MAPS

Good afternoon. The superheroes are back at it this morning attacking the fire that has spread to 2000 acres. The Forest Service shared in their earlier post that the fire activity has increased and has caused firefighters implementing “point protection” or identifying in areas of risk and coordinating how to manage those proactively.

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Spot fires spread to the west, north and northeast of the current location of the fire boundary and has resulted in firefighters identifying options ahead of the main fire, looking at roads and other natural features to limit fires spread with the use of containment lines.
“The fire is burning in continuous thick, dry, dead, and down fuels in very rugged terrain.

Erratic winds and fire behavior is making conditions hazardous for firefighters. Firefighter and public safety is the number one objective, firefighters are being directed to not put themselves in situations where the risks are high, and probability of success is low”, said the Forest Service.

Last night a new fire coordination team arrived, called a Type 1 team, who have brought with them additional and higher level of resources and equipment. Firefighting equipment, like my favorite the masticator (I picture a big cartoon bulldozer with a face and huge teeth eating the trees), are being used to fight that dry, dead, and downed fuel.
There are currently no evacuations set but please be ready in case that changes.

Attached are the evacuation areas that are in GO and SET status for your reference. When and if things changed, we will update you immediately.

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