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Bear Creek Fire Update 08/18/2020

Current as of 8/18/2020, 7:13:25 AM

Total personnel working on the fire 445, total acreage burned 7442 with 10% containment.

Significant Events

Extreme fire behavior with crowning, short-range spotting, and backing.

Planned Actions

Continue to construct/improve indirect (away from the active edge of the fire) fire line. Conduct burn out operations as needed. Air operations will provide support to burnout and holding operations.

Weather Concerns

Today a Fire Weather Watch is in effect from 4pm until midnight for lightning and gusty winds up to 30 mph from the north. Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 80s. With thunderstorms, shifting winds from the north could reach 25-30 mph. Humidity will be in the low 20s with cloud cover, which could dampen fire conditions in the morning.


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