Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The crew has been assigned to the Fish Trap fire near Slade, KY in the Red Gorge area on the Daniel Boone National Forest. The fire is about 800 acres with a projected 2000 acres with indirect fireline and firing operations. The first day of the fire had high winds mixed with dry conditions to cause the large growth. We received a large amount of rain yesterday and are expecting more today with high winds (15-20, gust to 40) and a tornado watch is in effect. We will be looking at drier conditions for the rest of the week until Tuesday when more rain is expected. As it stands right now, the crew cannot engage due to the weather condition and the dangers of falling snags and cliffs. Currently, we are just clearing the roads where snags have fallen. Fire activity in these parts can still pick up with the drier conditions, even with the rain we have had.