Thompson Ridge Fire Incident Update 08/10/2023

#ThompsonRidgeFire Update: Fire activity moderated yesterday, due to cooler temperatures and increased humidity. The fire saw minimal growth, and smoke impacts to surrounding areas significantly decreased compared to previous days. Crews were able to successfully construct direct dozer and hand line on the eastern flank of the fire. Retardant drops and helicopter bucket drops were utilized to help strengthen fire perimeter on the north section of the fire.Expected weather for today is calling for monsoonal moisture to push north over the fire – increasing humidities and the chance for precipitation. Today, firefighters will continue to identify and implement tactics looking to provide a stronger anchor point. Inaccessible and remote areas of the fire will be scouted for access and control options, based on safety of firefighting personnel. A Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered and will take command of the fire within the next 2 operational periods.Fire Area, Road, and Trail Closure in Effect: NFS Roads – SR 153, 137, 1012, 140,121, and 516 NFS Trails – PST 068, PST 008, PST32, and PST 34. Please refer to the area closure order for the detailed description of closures.

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