9/30 Morning Update:
Burning in the Interior of the Fire Continues
Current Situation: The weather warmed up yesterday and with that warming, fuel moistures dropped back to extremely dry. Fire activity increased in response and several smoke columns rose from unburned pockets of fuel and burnout operations in the fire’s interior. Crews worked on the west side of the unburned area along Hwy 14 burning out more fuels to reduce the risk of sustained fire runs developing. Firefighters also burned areas around structures to further protect values at risk. Crews reinforced the lines around the northeastern fingers of the fire, continuing to work on tying the two fingers together with fireline and securing the edge where Hwy 14 meets the Manhattan Road. Firefighters continue working around all structures at risk patrolling, mopping up, and extinguishing spot fires. The fire along the perimeter near Comanche Reservoir stayed active continuing to back along that slope. The smoke from the Mullen Fire to the northwest drifted over the Cameron Peak Fire and slightly cooled fire activity in the afternoon. About 100 new personnel arrived on the fire yesterday and will bolster crews all around the perimeter.
Today firefighters will work on further buffering and securing of the perimeter. Structure protection remains a high priority and there will be some additional burnouts to aid those efforts. Fire managers have identified a trail above Comanche Reservoir that will provide access and a place to do some burnouts to defend that side of the fire. Crews will be working on implementing that plan. Firefighters will need to be prepared for increased fire activity as the predicted weather will provide a longer period of burn potential (eight hours compared to Tuesday’s six hours).
Weather Conditions: Wednesday is expected to be warm and mostly sunny with highs of 56-66°F. Northwest winds are forecast to be 9-12 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Thursday is anticipated to be slightly cooler in temperature with north winds gusting up to 25 mph.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): It is illegal to operate a drone in the fire area. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Whenever a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we are sure the drone is clear of the area. The use of drones is always prohibited in national parks. For more information please visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
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