#CoalHollowFire Update – 25 August, 2018
August 25, 2018 2:00PM
The Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team 6 assumed command of the incident at 8:00 pm Friday, August 25, 2018 .
Maps remain unchanged as of 25 August and reflect the information provided on 24 August.
Yesterday, favorable weather conditions allowed firefighters to improve fire lines along the Coal Hollow Fire perimeter. Higher moisture levels kept fire and heat to a minimum but as dryer weekend weather moves in, winds and lower moisture levels could cause reignition of unburned fuels.
Fire crews continued suppression repair work and clean up on the south and east in Division T (formerly Divisions Q,R,T and X) and worked to further secure the southwest flank in Division Z (formerly Divisions Z, J and M) , improving lines, conducting chipping operations and clearing debris flows from previous mudslides.
Today crews will continue suppression efforts, prepping indirect firelines and conducting mop-up operations to prevent fire from progressing into Bennion Creek and Fish Creek In Division T. In Division Z crews will utilize bucket drops and mop-up to prevent fire spread as well as chipping operations to clean up fire breaks. Rehabilitation work and cleanup will be accomplished in both divisions as needed to return suppression lines to Forest service standards.
With recent weather events cooling down the fire and perimeter work increasing containment results, the management team, along with local authorities, are reassessing current forest closures and evacuation zones. All posted closures and evacuations are still in effect until further notice.
Perimeter Maps and closures remain unchanged.
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