Today is the last operational shift for most resources on the Left Fork Fire as fire management transitions back to the local unit tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. and will be managed by Type IV Incident Commander.
Wildland fire crews will continue mop-up the fire’s edge to ensure any heat within the fire’s perimeter is not a threat to the control features in place.
Some crews will remain on the Left Fork Fire for several days to patrol for smoke and mop-up as needed, finish backhaul of equipment that is no longer in use, and to complete suppression repair. As work is accomplished, resources will be released and made available to respond to other priority fires.
Fire Start: May 9, 2022
Fire Crews/Resources: 7 – engines, 5 – hand crews, and 2 water tenders
Size: 97 acres
Location: 3.2 miles west of Podunk Guard Station
Cause: Human Caused