Month: November 2020

Due to steep, rocky terrain, lack of access by ground, and predicted weather, aircraft are being used to moderate fire behavior. Fire management staff will continue suppression actions via aviation assets to slow fire spread and reduce intensity when necessary. The fire will continue to be monitored by ground and air resources to gauge spread towards any areas of concern.

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Fire will continue to be monitored by ground and air resources to gauge spread towards any areas of concern. Due to steep, rocky terrain, lack of access by ground, and predicted weather, any suppression actions taken will be via aviation assets to slow fire spread and reduce intensity if necessary. If the fire continues to move to areas where access for firefighters is safer, additional ground resources may be ordered to take more direct suppression actions utilizing trails and other natural features.

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The Spirit Creek fire was reported at 4:21 p.m. Nov.2, 2020 approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Oak Grove Campground. It is burning between Pig and Spirit Creeks in oak brush, mixed conifer, and pinyon juniper. Fire crews on scene are monitoring fire activity while aviation resources have been ordered due to the difficult access for ground personnel.

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