Thursday, August 20, 2009
The crew has completed line on Division K, U and V. The planned firing operation was halted when the fire slowed down and was able to be kept in check with aircraft. This gave crews an opportunity to go direct and cut handline on the fires edge. Currently the crew has been spiked out on Division Z. There is about 1 mile to 2 miles on line to be put in. However, crews are finding it hard to gain access to cut line due to fire activity and extremely steep terrain. The plan for now is to allow the fire to slowly back down into Water Canyon and keep it in check there with aircraft. This will give crews a better and safer access to the fires edge.