Monday, October 12, 2020

August Complex: Drier Warmer Weather Expected this Week

Posted By on Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 11:27 AM

click to enlarge Mop up work on the August Complex. - AUGUST COMPLEX INCIWEB
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  • Mop up work on the August Complex.
August Complex: 1,028,801 acres and 75 percent contained

In the West Zone, fire activity was minimal overnight as patchy fog moved into the area, which has transitioned into a mop up phase, and the Northwest zone held within its current footprint, according to today's update.

Crews are working to remove hazardous trees and other potential dangers “that may pose a heat source.”

Firefighters are continuing to “strengthen, reinforce and patrol” fire lines in all sectors of the zone with helicopters providing support as weather allows.

Meanwhile, evaluations of transmission line by PG&E crews and repair work are ongoing along the State Route 36 corridor.

For the Northwest Sections, crews are continuing to remove debris and hazardous trees north of the Ruth Lake area along Mad River Road as firefighters secure direct and indirect fire lines as patrols around structures in the area and near Ruth Lake continue. Near Kettenpom, mop ups are ongoing.

Today, helicopters will assist crews “as needed” as mop ups along containment lines continue across the fire’s northwest sector. Firefighters are also working on line construction from Ruth Lake west toward the 2015 Lassic Fire burn scar around Coffee Pot to prep for possible firing operations.

“This work would consume unburned fuel at a low intensity under desired conditions,” the update states. “Crews continue mop up and patrol along the burn south of Little Round Mountain.”

Read more about the August Complex here
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